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 Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed a government promise to hold more early stage policy consultations and to reintroduce the online tax consultation tracker
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has given a cautious welcome to a government statement in the Budget small print that could prove welcome relief for importers after Brexit.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has expressed disappointment at today’s announcement that Disincorporation Relief will not be extended beyond its current March 2018 expiry date
It is disappointing that today’s Budget did not take the opportunity to address the flaws in universal credit for the self-employed, says the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Many of today’s announcements will add increased complexities to an already constrained timetable, says the CIOT in Scotland in a statement announced today.