The CIOT is the leading professional body in the United Kingdom concerned solely with taxation. The CIOT is an educational charity, promoting education and study of the administration and practice of taxation. One of our key aims is to work for a better, more efficient, tax system for all affected by it – taxpayers, their advisers and the authorities. The CIOT’s work covers all aspects of taxation, including direct and indirect taxes and duties. Through our Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), the CIOT has a particular focus on improving the tax system, including tax credits and benefits, for the unrepresented taxpayer.
The CIOT draws on our members’ experience in private practice, commerce and industry, government and academia to improve tax administration and propose and explain how tax policy objectives can most effectively be achieved. We also link to, and draw on, similar leading professional tax bodies in other countries. The CIOT’s comments and recommendations on tax issues are made in line with our charitable objectives: we are politically neutral in our work.
The LITRG is an initiative of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) to give a voice to the unrepresented. Since 1998 LITRG has been working to improve the policy and processes of the tax, tax credits and associated welfare systems for the benefit of those on low incomes.
The CIOT’s 17,600 members have the practising title of ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ and the designatory letters ‘CTA’, to represent the leading tax qualification.
Tax experts call for new penalties to target deliberate promotion of avoidance rather than commercial advice
Tax experts are warning that government proposals to penalise ‘enablers’ of tax avoidance schemes are too widely drawn
Proposals to redesign Scotland’s system of business rates can strengthen local democratic accountability, or increase the system’s efficiency, but it will be hard to achieve both at once
Tax revenue in Wales potentially at risk if property price thresholds at which higher rates apply are set too low
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is cautioning the Welsh Government to ‘tread carefully’ with the higher rate bands for its new Land Transaction Ta
HMRC should ensure that Concentrix do not suspend or stop any more tax credit payments until problems are resolved
The management of assets in relation to inheritance tax (IHT) have been in the spotlight as a result of the death of the Duke of Westminster