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.
Increasing income tax divergence between Scotland and the rest of the UK underscores the need for HMRC to maintain accurate, reliable and up to date information on the tax residence status of Scottish taxpayers, tax professionals have said
Taxpayers who were planning to use a personal credit card to pay their 2016/17 tax bill (due by 31 January 2018) will need to pay HMRC early or put alternative payment arrangements in place, warns the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG)
"Offshore", "tax havens" and international tax rules – some background to the "Paradise Papers" controversy
The leak of 13 million documents, mostly from the law firm Appleby, and follow up reporting by the Guardian, BBC Panorama and others, has once again opened up the debate about international tax both for corporates and for private individuals
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed the Office of Tax Simplification’s report on VAT that makes recommendations on how the tax can be simplified
Haaving control over some parts, but not others, of a complex interacting tax system may limit the Scottish Parliament’s ability to maximise the use of its income tax raising powers