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.
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging HMRC to be ready to publicise new income allowances when they come into force to prevent confusion as to who is supposed to register for Self-Assessment this time next year
Government strategies to use tax reliefs to help small businesses grow must be validated by regular reviews of them, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
At the time of writing this blog, several members of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) are feverishly working on the final report on the UK VAT system
Brexit is seen both as the best thing that can possibly happen and the death knell of UK prosperity
As part of our role within a wider educational charity, for some time now LITRG has wanted to do more to support temporary workers who are having to grapple with working through an umbrella company