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BRICS Tax Conference taking place

In 2014, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London is organising a series of guest lectures anc conferences featuring leading experts in international tax.

The 3rd Annual BRICS Tax Conference will take place on 5 June 2014, and will focus on the latest international tax policy developments in the BRICS group of nations. The conference will feature speakers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who will address a range of topical developments concerning international tax.

The conference is aimed at practitioners and academics interested in the BRICS and international tax policy developments.

ADIT students attending the event will qualify for a 50% discount on their attendance fee. The event is sure to be of particular interest to ADIT students who intend to focus on one or more of the BRICS nations in the course of their studies, such as those planning to sit either the Paper IIG - India or Paper IIID - China option paper, or those who are completing a thesis on a BRICS state.

To reserve a place at the 3rd Annual BRICS Tax Conference, please visit www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/126586.html.

 
4th Annual International Tax Seminar

The London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation has announced that the 4th Annual International Tax Seminar will take place on 4 April 2014 in central London.

The event is organised in association with King's College London, Dickson Poon School of Law, and will be chaired by Jonathan Schwarz, Barrister at Temple Tax Chambers and a Visiting Professor of King's College London.

Topics will include the taxation of the digital economy and internationally mobile employees, as well as panel discussions focusing on strategies for SMEs expanding abroad and international tax avoidance.

Ann Fairpo, Deputy President of the Institute, will be among the participating speakers, whilst the Keynote Speaker will be Adam Zalasinski, legal adviser to the EU Commission.

ADIT students and CIOT Members can attend the event for a discounted fee of £100. Attendees to the event will also be eligible for CPD points.

To reserve a place, please visit www.regonline.co.uk/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1291826.

 
Library Resources available for International Taxation

The following are resources available to ADIT students, graduates and affiliates:

  • CIOT Library – the Tony Arnold Library is housed as part of the law collection of King’s College London, located on Chancery Lane in central London.Please click here: Tony Arnold Tax Library for further information or contact the librarian on: library@ciot.org.uk.
  • IBFD Library – The IBFD offer a comprehensive and inexpensive public library service. Please click here: IBFD Library to go to their website for more information or to search the catalogue.
  • ATAX (University of New South Wales) Library - The UNSW Library offers an extensive catalogue and a wide reange of research services. Please click here for more information: UNSW Library
 
ADIT Graduates and Award Winners honoured at awards ceremonies

The Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) awards for achievement were presented at the Admission Ceremony at the Drapers’ Hall in the City of London on 21 November 2013.

Awards were presented for the highest marks attained in the three papers required for the qualification:

  • The Raymond Kelly Medal for the highest mark in Paper II – Advanced International Taxation (United Kingdom Option) was won by David Colin Anderson.
  • The International Fiscal Association Prize for the joint highest mark in Paper II – Advanced International Taxation (Options B-H) was won by Fergal David Ryan.
  • The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Medal for the highest mark in Paper III – Corporate and International Taxation (Options A-E) was won by Dr Renata Ardous.
  • The CCH Prize for the highest mark in Paper III – Corporate and International Taxation (Transfer Pricing Option) was won by Elnaz Azough.

Ten new ADIT Graduates and International Tax Affiliates also attended the ceremony to receive their ADIT Diploma certificates, coming from as far away as India and Vietnam.

Autumn 2013 Admission Ceremony ADIT

CIOT President Stephen Coleclough (centre) with ADIT Graduates, Affiliates and Award Winners. (Front row from left) James Ryan, Fergal David Ryan, David Colin Anderson, Stephen Coleclough, Dr Renata Ardous, Elnaz Azough, Mary Jane O’Sullivan. (Back row from left) Jonathan Christian Elphick, Rajeev Agarwal, Amanda Dean, Michael Mercieca, Ola Tricia Aramita Barreto-Morley, Quang Tran-Trung Phan, Thibault Roulleaux Dugage, Arjun Bhatia.

The Admission Ceremony was attended by around eighty successful CTA, ADIT and IIT students together with their accompanying guests. The full collection of photos from the ceremony can be found online here (external site).

In addition to the awards presented at the Admission Ceremony, a special presentation was held at the FIT International Tax Conference in Mumbai, to Ganesh Rajgopalan who received the Heather Self Medal for the joint highest mark in Paper I – Principles of International Taxation.

 
Kindle Prize Winner – IFA Annual Congress 2013

Many congratulations to Luis Pons of Igmasa Management, Belgium, who has won an Amazon Kindle e-book reader as a result of our ADIT business card draw. Submissions for the competition were made at the ADIT stand throughout the week during IFA Annual Congress. Thank you to all for taking part.

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December examination session announced

The Institute is pleased to announce that, beginning in December 2014, an additional ADIT examination session will take place each December.

The decision to introduce a second examination session recognises the busy schedules kept by many ADIT students and, together with the on-screen examination option and increased range of examination centres now available, reflects the CIOT’s aim of making ADIT examinations as accessible as possible to a diverse and rapidly growing student population.

The December examination session will consist of the following examination paper options:

  • Paper I
  • Paper IIA - United Kingdom Option
  • Paper IIIB - European Union Option
  • Paper IIIF - Transfer Pricing Option

These examination options, together with all other ADIT examination options, will also continue to be available in the June ADIT examination session.

All December examinations will be conducted using the Exam4 on-screen method so, if you wish to enter for December 2014 examinations, you will need to ensure that you are able to bring a laptop to your examination with Exam4 pre-installed.

More information about on-screen ADIT examinations can be found at www.adit.org.uk/onscreen.

Key dates

December 2014 exam entries will open in April 2014 via our website. Exam entries will close on 8 September 2014.

The exams themselves will take place on 9, 10 and 11 December 2014. Results will be released in February 2015.

If you have any questions about December 2014 ADIT exams, please contact the Education Team at education@adit.org.uk.

 
Innovative Cypriot International Taxation Examination Launched

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is launching a new examination paper in Cypriot International Taxation. The new paper will be of interest to tax professionals across the world, including in Cyprus itself, who deal with Cypriot international tax issues. These include specialists from professional services firms, multinational corporations, tax authorities and academics.

The paper is a new option available as part of the international tax qualification, ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation). Success in the paper is achieved by passing a supervised three hour written exam available in locations around the world, including Cyprus, in either a handwritten or on-screen format. The Cyprus Option Paper joins a suite of ADIT Option Papers now covering eleven jurisdictions, representing roughly two thirds of the global economy.

Speaking on behalf of the Institute, CIOT President Stephen Coleclough said:

“The ADIT qualification is a global benchmark of quality and an independent means of demonstrating international tax expertise. This new paper will enable tax practitioners to prove their expertise in the international taxation system of Cyprus. Employers can be assured of the competence of international tax teams dealing with Cypriot international taxation issues, gaining an edge on their competitors, and providing reassurance to clients.

"The flexible study options available make the paper ideal for the busy professional.”

Commenting on the development, eminent Cypriot tax expert, CTA, FCA and leading tax consultant Savvas E. Savvides said:

"The ADIT Cyprus option paper expands upon the knowledge base possessed by tax practitioners and specialists in Cyprus, whilst reassuring clients of the holder’s international tax expertise. The paper is unique in requiring candidates to develop and apply their understanding of the cross-border implications of Cypriot tax structures, legislation and treaties, including prominent double taxation treaties, tax and VAT circulars, and court decisions. Practitioners completing the paper will improve the services provided in international tax advice, and be able to demonstrate to clients that they have value-added international tax experience."

Further information about the Cyprus Option Paper is available here.

 
ADIT Thesis Prize Winner
Gauthier Cruysmans

We are pleased to announce the first ever winner of the John Avery Jones Thesis prize which has been awarded to Gauthier Cruysmans of Belgium for his thesis on "The Belgian Notional Interest Deduction Regime in a European Perspective."

The John Avery Jones Thesis Prize is awarded to the candidate who, in the sole opinion of the Committee, achieves the highest standard of a thesis in any calendar year.

Further ADIT prizes include The Heather Self Medal for highest marks in Paper I - Principles of International Taxation, The International Fiscal Association prize for the highest marks in Paper II - Advanced International Taxation, and The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Medal for the highest marks in Paper III - Principles of Corporate and International Taxation.

 
ADIT 2012 Examination Dates

Due to the announcement of an additional national holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in the United Kingdom, and moving the end May national holiday to coincide with the Jubilee - the ADIT examinations will now be held on 12, 13 and 14 June 2012.

This change of dates was made to accommodate course provider’s scheduled preparation courses and to have the minimum impact possible to students and their time allocated to prepare appropriately for the examinations. Should you have further questions, please visit our website at www.adit.org.uk or contact the Education Team at info@adit.org.uk

 
Pioneering Indian International Taxation Examination Launched [amended]

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is launching a new Examination Paper in Indian International Taxation, the first to be offered by a professional tax body anywhere in the world. The new paper will be of interest to tax professionals across the world, including in India itself, who deal with Indian international tax issues. These include specialists from professional services firms, multinational corporations, tax authorities and academics.

The paper is a new option available as part of the international tax qualification, ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation). Success in the paper is achieved by passing a supervised three hour written exam available in locations in many countries around the world, once a year. The India Option Paper joins a suite of ADIT Option Papers now covering nine jurisdictions, representing roughly two thirds of the global economy.1

Speaking on behalf of the Institute, CIOT President Patrick Stevens said:

“The India Paper will be a global benchmark of quality and achievement and an independent means of demonstrating expertise in the international taxation system of India.

“Employers can be assured of the competence of international tax teams dealing with Indian international taxation issues, gaining an edge on their competitors, and providing reassurance to clients. Because there are flexible study options – no required courses or training organisation – this makes it ideal for the busy professional with work commitments.”

Introducing the examination, Porus Kaka, eminent senior advocate and newly appointed President Elect of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), said:

“The intense scrutiny on international transactions implies significant risks for the unwary and the unprepared, particularly in the dynamic environment of international taxation in India.

“An examination like this comes at an opportune time in the globalisation of world tax and its consequences. As one of the world’s largest sources of international tax jurisprudence, India is a country which anyone in international tax law ignores at their peril.”

Further information on ADIT and the Indian Option Paper is available on the ADIT website at http://www.tax.org.uk/adit/Current+Students/New+Exam+Paper+Options/India+Paper+II+Option+-+2013

 
Upcoming ADIT Courses - Autumn 2012

With just over eight months until the next ADIT exam session, now is a good time to consider how to prepare for the exams. To view a summary of upcoming autumn courses and to locate contact details and descriptions of commercial providers offering ADIT training, please use the link below.

ADIT 2013 Exam Session Dates:

Paper I - 11 June 2013

Paper II - 12 June 2013

Paper III - 13 June 2013

Entry for ADIT Exams is now open online and can be accessed here.

 
New ADIT Ireland Option Paper launched

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) are launching a new Examination Paper in Irish International Taxation, the first to be offered by a professional tax body anywhere in the world. The new paper will be of interest to tax professionals across the world, including in the UK and Ireland itself, who deal with Irish international tax issues. These include specialists from professional services firms, multinational corporations, tax authorities and academics.

The paper is a new option available as part of the international tax qualification, ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation). Success in the paper is achieved by passing a supervised three hour written exam available in locations in many countries, including Ireland, around the world, once a year. The Ireland Option Paper joins a suite of ADIT Option Papers now covering ten jurisdictions, representing roughly two thirds of the global economy.

Speaking on behalf of the CIOT, President Patrick Stevens said:

“The ADIT qualification is a global benchmark of quality and an independent means of demonstrating international tax expertise. This new paper will enable tax practitioners to prove their expertise in the international taxation system of Ireland.

“Employers can be assured of the competence of international tax teams dealing with Irish international taxation issues, gaining an edge on their competitors, and providing reassurance to clients. Because there are flexible study options – no required courses or training organisation – this makes it ideal for the busy professional with work commitments.”

Speaking on behalf of the ITI, President Martin Phelan said:

“With Ireland at the centre of global business both in terms of inbound and outbound activity, knowledge of Ireland’s tax regime in an international context is vital for international tax professionals. We are delighted to collaborate with CIOT in the introduction of the Ireland Option paper as part of the ADIT qualification. This development will be of significant interest to international tax professionals who do business with Ireland. It is unique and the underlying courses which will be offered by the Irish Tax Institute will cover all relevant tax issues.”

Commenting on the development, Carron McKinney, ADIT, Senior Manager in International Tax for Hewlett Packard in Ireland, said:

“The Ireland Option paper comes along at an opportune time both for Irish tax professionals and International tax in general. With the strong presence of multinationals in the Irish marketplace increasingly tax professionals are being asked to advise on complex Irish international tax structures.

“This new exam paper highlights the important place that Ireland has in the international tax market whilst studying for it will give tax professionals the skills that they need in a continually changing and challenging environment.”

Further information on ADIT and the Ireland Option Paper is available on the ADIT website
and the ITI website.

 
Queens' College, Cambridge - CTL Workshop

Speaker: Leandra Lederman, William W Oliver Professor of Tax Law at Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana.

US Tax Procedure and Administration and Form and Substance.

This will be a 1-day workshop beginning with U.S. federal tax procedure generally. This will overview the tax controversy process from audit through litigation, then focus on specific topics of interest. One of the specific topics will be how the U.S. federal government deals with confidentiality of taxpayer information.

We shall cover Internal Revenue Code § 6103, and civil and criminal enforcement provisions.

We shall also learn about the U.S. Tax Court. This is an important and unusual court.

In the afternoon we shall turn to where the United States is on its approach to avoidance and its famous judicial doctrines for dealing with such matters. Ms Lederman has published in this area and has some views as to the correct basis for what the courts do. I am grateful to Ms Lederman for agreeing to give us some thoughts on this to make up.


Leandra Lederman is the William W Oliver Professor of Tax Law at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington Indiana. She majored in Romance languages – and teaches US tax law on a regular basis in Spain. She has taught at several US law schools and is now Director of the Tax Program at her Law School in Bloomington. She has been awarded prizes for her teaching excellence. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) tax section and a member of the Board of Directors of the AALS. She is also active in the tax section of the American Bar Association.

9.45 Coffee and Registration

10.15 Start session

15.30 (or so) Finish session

There may be breaks at 11.00 (15 minutes) 12.40 (70 minutes) and 14.45 (10 minutes); however it may not be possible to keep to these on the day.

The lunch dishes available include vegetarian options but please let us know of any more particular needs. Please note that it will still not be possible to park in Queens because of the ongoing building works.

If you wish to attend please let Prof John Tilley know by returning this form electronically to ctl@law.cam.ac.uk by midday on Tuesday 14th May 2013; ‘name’ and ‘institution’ will be used for badge purposes.

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Yes: I wish to attend the workshop at Queens’ College, Cambridge on Friday 17th May 2013

Name:

Institution:

Charge for the day £60 payable by cheque made out to University of Cambridge, please.

 
Information for those sitting Paper III - China Option

CFC and TP are both examinable. The cut off date for all legislation examinable is the end of 2009.

Candidates should also bring in the books as stated in the prospectus. Students are expected to locate the materials listed in the syllabus, including on the SAT's website listed on the Syllabus. The exam is about understanding, application and analysis of the law and regulations rather than memorisation.

ChinaBarbados.pdf

ChinaUKprotocol.pdf

ChinaUKtreaty.pdf

 
ADIT Exam Instructions
Please find below the exam instructions for ADIT candidates sitting their exams in June 2011 at ACCA exam centres (all centres apart from London and Hong Kong).
 
WCTA Bursary for ADIT Students outside the UK

The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers is a City of London Livery Company whose objects are primarily to advance the standing and profession of tax advisers but also include the promotion of education in the field of taxation. The Court of the WCTA has decided to award this bursary annually to a deserving candidate for the ADIT qualification.

Eligible Persons

Those permanently resident and studying outside the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (“ADIT”) offered by The Chartered Institute of Taxation (“CIOT”).

Funds Available

A maximum of £1,500 over a 12-month period to be paid against supplier invoices for books, other materials and/or course fees necessary or relevant for the purpose of studying for the ADIT qualification (“Study Materials”).

Criteria

Proven need for financial assistance in paying for the Study Materials. This is to be shown by a general explanation of your financial position on a separate sheet of paper to be attached to the application form. This information will be treated in the utmost confidence and will be destroyed after the decision with regard to the application has been made.

All application forms will be assessed by the CIOT; the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers will rely heavily on the CIOT’s assessment.

Applications for 2014 should be received by the CIOT on or before 31 October 2013.

The rules and an application form are available to download below. Please read the rules carefully before submitting an application.

 
ADIT student registration fee to increase in 2011

The ADIT student registration fee is due to increase to £180 in 2011.

Student registration entitles the holder to:

  • Reduction on CCH books on the recommended reading list ADIT syllabus and reading lists
  • 20% discount on IBFD ADIT courses
  • Reductions on certain CIOT European Branch conferences where the topic is relevant for their ADIT studies CIOT events
  • Access to a branch that can be utilised for networking activities and events
  • Communicate with other students on the ADIT student forum
  • Satisfy CPD requirements of other professional qualifications, where applicable
  • Opportunity to join the ADIT professional group on the 'LinkedIn' networking site.ADIT LinkedIn Group

Winning prizes and medals for the highest marks in a paper each exam session

  • Paper I – Heather Self medal
  • Paper II – The International Fiscal Association (IFA) Prize
  • Paper III – The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers medal

 
ADIT represented at IFA Congress in Rome

The presence of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) at the 64th annual International Fiscal Association (IFA) Congress, held in Rome from 29 August to 3 September.The booth was staffed by Jonathan Perry and Irene Redman from the CIOT and generated a tremendous amount of interest with many delegates taking the time to stop at the ADIT booth to ask questions to better understand how the qualification can add value to an international tax professional.

The conference was attended by nearly 2,000 international tax professionals from over 70 countries worldwide. The main objective of exhibiting at the congress was to raise the profile of the qualification with senior decision makers in the international tax arena, and to encourage interested international tax professionals to register for the qualification.

Two members of the ADIT Academic Board, Kees van Raad and Philip Baker, manned the stand on two separate occasions during the conference. Both provided invaluable assistance helping to generate genuine interest from many senior international tax professionals and academics.

There was particular interest from the Latin American, Chinese and Indian delegates, and from delegates wanting to partner with their domestic tax associations and potentially proposing an option paper for their home country. Interest was also shown from the commercial world, with the international tax directors of Unilever and Microsoft both stopping atthe stand for more information.

On the back of the success of the IFA conference and the positive feedback that was received we are looking forward to exhibiting and promoting ADIT at future international tax conferences and seminars.

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June 2010 ADIT Exam Results and Prizes

We are pleased to announce the results and prizes for the June 2010 ADIT exams. Please click on the attached document for further information. The Prizes awarded are as follows:

The Heather Self Medal for the highest marks in Paper I – Principles of International Taxation

The medal has been awarded to Sushma Gupta of Redhill who is employed by Deloitte LLP in London.

The International Fiscal Association Prize for the highest marks in Paper II – Advanced International Taxation

The prize has been awarded to Amanda Sarah North of London where she is employed by Deloitte LLP who sat Paper IIA (United Kingdom option).

The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Medal for the highest marks in Paper III – Principles of Corporate and International Taxation

The medal has been awarded to Suzanne Gillian Ross of Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she is employed by BDO Stoy Hayward, who sat Paper IIIB (EC option).

Distinctions

Distinctions were awarded to:

Yeuk Loi Yim of Hong Kong who is employed by Omnicom Asia Pacific Ltd in Hong Kong

Robert William Beattie of Glasgow who is employed by H M Revenue & Customs in Glasgow, UK

Claire Nicola Cook of Horsham who is employed by Baker Tilly in Crawley, UK

Amanda Sarah North, UK, winner of the International Fiscal Association Prize

Michael William Shaw of Lougborough, UK who is employed by H M Revenue & Customs Large Business Service in Nottingham for excellence in three examination papers.

 
Recent information about courses to prepare for the June 2011 ADIT examinations

Tolley / LexisNexis

Correspondence, classroom and revision courses in London starting in November 2010 for:

Paper I – Principles of International Taxation, UK option for Paper II and EC option for Paper III.For more information please go to: Tolley Learning Tolley ADIT courses.

EATI (European American Tax Institute)

Intensive and refresher courses in London in 2011 for:

Paper I - Principles of International Taxation, US and UK options for Paper II, and the US, EC and China options for Paper III. For more information please go to: EATI ADIT courses.

IBFD

Comprehensive and user-friendly online distance course for:

Paper I – Principles of International Taxation.For more information please go to: http://www.ibfd.org/portal/InternationalTaxAcademy.htm.

Students who enrol for an open course with IBFD will receive a 30% discount on course fees if they enrol more than 60 days prior to the start of the course. The IBFD also offer public access to their extensive library to assist with study and research.

ADIT website: www.adit.org.uk

Information on all ADIT courses is available on the ADIT website: www.adit.org.uk together with the ADIT syllabus, prospectus and past exam papers. The 2011 ADIT syllabus and prospectus will be available online shortly.

 
Recent ADIT graduate and award winner makes headlines

Recent ADIT graduate and award winner, Suzanne Ross of BDO Northern Ireland, has been congratulated in a local newspaper article for her success in the ADIT examinations. Click here to read the full article.

 
First Transfer Pricing Certificate offered by a professional tax body

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) are launching a Transfer Pricing Option Examination Paper. This is a new option available as either a stand alone Certificate or as part of the international tax qualification, ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation). The Certificate is achieved by passing a supervised three hour written exam available in 200 locations in 140 countries around the world, once a year.

The Transfer Pricing Certificate is a global benchmark of quality and achievement and an independent means of demonstrating transfer pricing expertise.

Employers can be assured of the competence of their transfer pricing teams, gaining an edge on their competitors, and providing reassurance to clients. Because there are flexible study options – no required courses or training organisation – this makes it ideal for the busy professional with work commitments.

Introducing the examination, Richard Collier, Tax Partner at PwC and member of the CIOT ADIT Sub-Committee, said:

“The Transfer Pricing Exam and Certificate meets the needs of specialists from professional services firms, multinational corporations, tax authorities, and academics who specialise in transfer pricing and are looking for a global benchmark.

“As multinational corporations evolve into true global enterprises, compliance with the differing requirements of multiple overlapping tax jurisdictions has become a complicated and expensive task.

“In response to these factors, tax authorities around the world have become more aggressive in the transfer pricing arena.

“This intense scrutiny implies significant risks for the unwary and the unprepared, particularly in a complex field such as transfer pricing.”

To view the Transfer Pricing Syllabus and sample exam paper please click here. If you have any further questions please contact Jonathan Perry at jperry@ciot.org.uk.

 
Top ADIT students honoured at awards ceremony

The Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) awards for achievement were presented at the Admissions Ceremony at the Drapers’ Hall in the City of London on 11 November 2010.

The awards are for the highest mark attained in each of the three papers required for the qualification:

  • The Heather Self Medal was won by Sushma Gupta of London.
  • The International Fiscal Association Prize was won by Amanda Sarah North of London.
  • The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Medal was won by Suzanne Gillian Ross of Belfast.

Nine new ADIT Graduates attended the ceremony to receive their ADIT Diploma certificates, coming from as far away as Pakistan.

ADIT is a global qualification with more than 1000 students, graduates and affiliates in over 70 counties worldwide. The qualification is the global benchmark for international tax professionals and sets the standard for those who work in the industry.

There are now eight different tax jurisdictions covered by the various option papers: EC, USA, China, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malta. As well as the recently launched Transfer Pricing option paper.

The CIOT President, Vincent Oratore, said:

“The award winners and all the candidates should be rightly proud of their success in passing papers for a demanding international qualification. Conducting cross border business demands a high level of competence in international tax matters, which is a mark of quality provided by the ADIT qualification. I am delighted to congratulate all who have passed and we hope to welcome those who are not existing members of the CIOT as International Affiliates of The Chartered Institute of Taxation in due course.”

ADIT awards ceremony

CIOT President Vincent Oratore (centre) with ADIT graduates and prize winners. (Front row from left) Suzanne Ross, Ewelina Lichtenberg, Vincent Oratore, Grace Mambo, Amanda North. (Back row from left) Guy Dawber, Robert Beattie, Michael Shaw, Shahid Jami.

 
President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria visits CIOT

From Left: Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) President, Prince Rasaq ‘Kunle Quadri and CIOT Chief Executive, Peter Fanning

The President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Prince Rasaq ‘Kunle Quadri, visited the CIOT headquarters on 25 March 2011. Discussions focused on tax institute issues, the tax certification that the CITN have developed, highlighting the benefits of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) to CITN members who work in international tax, and further developing the relationship between the two institutes.

 
ADIT Awards Dinner - Hong Kong

The annual ADIT Hong Kong awards dinner was held in November last year celebrating the success of three ADIT graduates based in Hong Kong.

The dinner was attended by ADIT Academic Board member Professor Jefferson van der Wolk and CIOT Council member Debbie Annells.

From left to right: Professor Albert Law (HKUSPACE), Xia Xiang, Patrick Yim, Debbie Annells, (Hong Kong CIOT Branch Chair), Karlindi Hendry, Professor Jefferson van der Wolk (ADIT Academic Board member), and Dr Olivia Lui (HKUSPACE)

 
Important Notice: Last Opportunity for Paper III C - UK option

The June 2012 exam session will be the last opportunity for students to attempt the Paper III C - UK option. The paper is being withdrawn from the syllabus as the number of students opting to take the paper has been consistently low. If you wish to sit this examination option paper in June 2011 you will need to enter before the end of February 2011. If any candidate is unsuccessful in passing this option paper in June 2011 or June 2012 they will have to choose another paper to complete the qualification.

If you have any queries regarding this please contact Jonathan Perry at jperry@adit.org.uk

 
ADIT exhibiting at IFA 2011

For the second year running, the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) will be exhibiting at the prestigious International Fiscal Association (IFA) Annual Congress : www.ifaparis2011.com The 65th Congress will be held in Paris, France from 11 September to 16 September 2011.

Prof. Kees van Raad, Prof. Richard Vann and Dr. Philip Baker QC OBE, who are members of the ADIT Academic Board, will each be holding a 30 minute 'Meet & Greet' session located at the ADIT exhibition stand during the Congress.

Our participation in the IFA Congress is to:

  • Raise the profile of the qualification with decision-makers in the international tax arena
  • Educate the decision-makers about ADIT - that this unique international practical tax qualification complements local domestic qualifications and relevant academic degrees.
  • Encourage interested international tax professionals to register for the qualification.

If you are attending the Congress, please stop by and spend some time at the stand, use the stand for any meetings you may have and please encourage your colleagues to also visit the stand.

Meet and Greet Sessions will be held at the ADIT stand during the morning coffee breaks as follows:

Monday 12 September - Prof. Richard Vann
Tuesday 13 September - Dr. Philip Baker
Wednesday 14 September - Prof. Kees Van Raad

If you have any questions please contact Stacey Scott-Joseph at sscott-joseph@adit.org.uk or +44 (0)207 340 0575

We look forward to seeing you there - Au Revior!

 
ADIT Exhibits at AOTCA Annual Meeting

ADIT was fortunate to be able to exhibit for the first time at the Asia-Oceana Tax Consultant's Association (AOTCA) Annual Meeting and Conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali Indonesia on 17 and 18 November 2011. The ADIT stand was staffed by Stacey Scott-Joseph and Helen Burgess from the CIOT and generated a wide array of interest and support from fellow tax bodies in the Asia Pacific region. Many members of the regional tax bodies visited the ADIT exhibition stand to discuss the qualification and how we can further develop it in partnership with the Asia region, with a hope to add value to the international tax profession in their home countries.

The conference was attended by over 200 delegates from local tax organisations in the region. The aim of the exhibition stand was to raise the profile of ADIT amongst these organisations and discuss how we might work in cooperation to further education in the international taxation field.

ADIT's presence at the meeting generated po­­­­­­­sitive feedback and support for the qualification. We also had the pleasure of meeting several of our own ADIT students in the region who attended the cocktail reception for the Asia Pacific Branch Launch.

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Institute launches CTA as international standard

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has today announced that it is to license the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) to use the designations ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ and ‘CTA’ as the first step in developing the CTA brand as an international ‘Gold Standard’ in tax.

The CIOT is proposing, in carefully defined circumstances, to license tax bodies in other countries to designate their members – or where appropriate, a subset of their members – as CTAs. This will only be done where the CIOT are satisfied and confident that:

  • The qualifications, professional standards and other requirements for membership of the tax body (or qualifying subset) are broadly equivalent to the CIOT’s own
  • It is the Gold Standard in the relevant jurisdiction

As of today over 4,000 Associates of the Irish Tax Institute (AITIs) are now eligible to use the designation AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

CIOT President Anthony Thomas said:

“Our aim is to promote excellence in tax internationally by developing the CTA designation as a mark of quality and professionalism.

“While the CTA brand is highly recognised and very well respected in the UK, it is less well known elsewhere. With tax becoming increasingly globalised, and our members travelling to and working in more and more countries, we believe it will benefit our members to raise the profile of the CTA designation internationally. We are seeking to make it the global ‘go-to’ brand for high quality tax advice.

“Whether someone is an employer or a taxpayer seeking expert advice, they can be reassured that when they engage a CTA they will be taking on a tax professional who has proved themselves to be of the highest calibre.”

Irish Tax Institute President Bernard Doherty said:

“Given the growing international nature of tax and our reputation in Ireland for tax expertise I believe this is an important and significant step for AITIs working in Ireland and internationally. We are delighted to collaborate with CIOT in promoting excellence in tax advice.

“This collaboration has come about as a result of standards of excellence in our AITI programme and our reputation for tax expertise here at the Irish Tax Institute.”

 
Important Notice Last Opportunity for Paper III E - Australia option

The 2013 ADIT exam session will be the last opportunity for students to attempt the Paper III E - Australia Option. The paper is being withdrawn from the syllabus as the number of students opting to take the paper has been consistently low. If any candidate is unsuccessful in passing this option in 2013, they will have to choose another paper to complete the qualification.

If you have any queries regarding this contact info@adit.org.uk

 
Transfer Pricing Global Conference and Master Class in Dublin

The Irish Tax Institute is hosting a Transfer Pricing Master Class and Global Conference in Dublin, Ireland from 24 - 26 October 2012. The event is open to all.

We would like to encourage you and your colleagues working in, or interested in, Transfer Pricing to participate and attend the event or days of your choosing. The two-day Master Class on Wed Oct 24th and Thurs Oct 25th cover the ADIT Transfer Pricing syllabus and will serve as excellent preparation for the ADIT Paper III -Transfer Pricing Option paper. The full technical programme and brochure are available here. All levels of transfer pricing knowledge are covered by the 3-day programme, from fundamentals to advanced.

The global event not only affords you the opportunity to network with international transfer pricing experts and stakeholders from India, China, Canada, France, UK, Ireland, Belgium and USA but will also provide the practical “how to” of transfer pricing to benefit you, your employer or your clients.

CIOT, together with sister tax institutes such as the Irish Tax Institute, support our shared objectives to promote tax education and research, support the advancement of the tax profession, and to work for the public benefit and interest. AITI-qualified members of the Irish Tax Institute are also entitled to use the designations 'Chartered Tax Adviser' and 'CTA’. This is in keeping with the CIOT's objective of promoting excellence in taxation internationally.

ADIT will have an exhibition stand at the conference and we look forward to the opportunity to meet many of our ADIT Students, Graduates and Affiliates who may attend.

To register and attend the conference, and for further information, please visit the Irish Tax Institute’s webpage here.

 
ADIT exhibits at IFA Annual Congress in Boston USA
IFA Boston Logo

For the third year running, the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) will be exhibiting at the prestigious International Fiscal Association (IFA) Annual Congress : www.ifaboston2012.com The 66th Congress will be held in Boston, USA from 30 September to 4 October 2012.

Prof. Kees van Raad and Prof. Richard Vann who are members of the ADIT Academic Board, as well as Jim Robertson, VP Tax Americas at Shell, will each hold a 30 minute session at the exhibition stand where people can come and meet with them. Prof. Philip Baker QC will also be at the stand throughout the week for support and to meet with colleagues.

Our participation in the IFA Congress is to:

  • Raise the profile of the qualification with decision-makers in the international tax arena
  • Educate the decision-makers about ADIT - that this unique and practical international tax qualification complements domestic qualifications and relevant academic degrees.
  • Encourage interested international tax professionals to register for the qualification.

If you are attending the Congress, please stop by and spend some time at the stand, use the stand for any meetings you may have and please encourage your colleagues to also visit ADIT.

Meet and Greet Sessions will be held at the ADIT stand during the 11:15 refreshment breaks as follows:

Monday 01 October - Prof. Kees van Raad

Tuesday 02 October - Prof. Richard Vann

Wednesday 03 October - Jim Robertson

If you have any questions please contact Stacey Fink at sfink@adit.org.uk or +44 (0)207 340 0575

We look forward to seeing you there!

 
ADIT Article “InbusinessNews”

Please find attached an article written by Stacey Fink, ADIT Business Development Officer, about the ADIT tax qualification recently published in the publication “InbusinessNews” in Cyprus. The article has been translated into Greek so if you have any colleagues who read Greek, please share with them.

 
June 2013 Paper IIA - UK Option update

The Institute confirms that the new CFC regulations will be applicable to the June 2013 Paper IIA exam.

The new regulations came into force on 1 January 2013, having been announced in the last Finance Act (July 2012).

 
Tolley’s Books Student Discount
All CIOT students, including ADIT students, are eligible for a discount on Tolley's books. For more information, please click on the link below.
 
Schwarz on Tax Treaties Student Discount

All ADIT students can now receive a 20% discount on Schwarz on Tax Treaties, 2nd Edition, by Jonathan Schwarz when ordering from CCH.

This volume features on the recommended reading list for both Paper I and Paper IIA - UK Option.

To take advantage of this offer, please call or email CCH Customer Services on +44 (0)844 561 8166 or cch@wolterskluwer.co.uk and ask to order a copy of the book, stating your ADIT student number.

For a link to the volume on the CCH website, please click on the link below.

 
On-screen ADIT examinations - Student FAQs

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is currently trialling the Exam4 onscreen exam system, for use in ADIT exams.

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On-screen ADIT examinations - Exam Centre FAQs

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is currently trialling the Exam4 onscreen exam system, for use in ADIT exams.

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On-screen ADIT exam focus group takes place

The CIOT is pleased to report that, as part of an ongoing programme to modernise the delivery of ADIT, an in-house technical trial of the Exam4 on-screen exam software took place successfully within the CIOT offices in London on Monday 18 March.

A number of ADIT students volunteered to take time out of their busy schedules, and completed an exam simulation using the new software. This was followed by a focus group discussion, during which a tremendous level of user feedback was received from the volunteers.

The volunteers provided a very positive review of the Exam4 software, which promises to provide greater flexibility and an improved examination experience for ADIT students around the world. At the same time, a number of useful ideas for adjustments to the software and configuration of on-screen exams were generated by the volunteers, whose valuable input will help to ensure that future on-screen ADIT examinations are conducted in a way which is of maximum convenience and accessibility to students.

We would like to offer our gratitude to the ADIT students who volunteered to take part in the event, and to wish them the best of luck (along with all other ADIT exam candidates) in their exams this June. We would also like to thank Dr Tom O'Shea MA LLM (Tax), along with students and staff at Queen Mary, University of London, for their involvement in the event.

A further on-screen exam simulation is scheduled, subject to demand, followed by live trials of the on-screen exam software at the following June 2013 exam sittings:

Paper I (Tuesday 11 June) - Dublin sitting

• Paper IIA - United Kingdom Option (Wednesday 12 June) - London sitting

• Paper IIIF - Transfer Pricing Option (Thursday 13 June) - Bucharest sitting

If you are an ADIT student and would like to take part in an on-screen exam trial, either as an exam simulation or during the forthcoming June 2013 exam session, please email rclarke@adit.org.uk. For full information on ADIT on-screen examinations, please click here.

 
2013 Permitted Texts update

The ADIT Permitted Publications list for 2013 has recently been updated.

If you are planning to sit the Paper IIE - Malta Option exam in June 2013, please note that the following text, which due to an error was initially listed as a permitted publication for this exam, will not be permitted in the exam:

Van Raad, K. Materials on International and EC Tax Law, Volume 2 (Leiden: International Tax Centre) [ISBN: 9789081583329]

This text is not relevant to the syllabus for this Option exam.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

If you are planning to sit the Paper IIIF - Transfer Pricing Option exam in June 2013, please bear in mind that the list of permitted texts for this option has been expanded for the June 2013 exam session.

The following texts will now be permitted for the Transfer Pricing exam:

Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations (OECD Publishing, 2010 Edition) [ISBN: 9789264090330]. Available from the OECD online bookshop at http://www.oecdbookshop.org.

Report on the Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments (http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/23/41/45689524.pdf).

UN Model Double Taxation Convention Between Developed and Developing Countries 2011 (http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/documents/UN_Model_2011_Update.pdf).

Van Raad, Kees Materials on International and EC Tax Law Volume 1 (Leiden: International Tax Centre, latest edition) [ISBN: 9789081583329]. Copies can be obtained from the International Tax Centre at Leiden University at www.itc-leiden.nl, or www.wildy.com.

Both the 2013 ADIT Prospectus and the Permitted Publications document have been updated to include the additional texts. You can find a link to the Permitted Publications document below.

 
Second on-screen ADIT exam focus group takes place

The CIOT is delighted to report that, as part of our programme to modernise the ADIT examinations, a second technical trial of the Exam4 on-screen exam software took place successfully on Thursday 2 May, at the Mary Ward House in central London. This event follows our first Exam4 technical trial, which was held at the CIOT offices in central London on Monday 18 March.

We are tremendously grateful to the ADIT students who volunteered their time in attending the event, which began with a short exam simulation using the new software and concluded with a focus group discussion.

The volunteers spoke highly of the prospects for an on-screen ADIT exam option, which we believe offers the opportunity for greater flexibility and accessibility to ADIT students around the world. By continuing to obtain feedback from ADIT students, we aim to ensure that future on-screen ADIT examinations are conducted in way which is of maximum convenience and accessibility to students, and that the Exam4 software – already in use at higher education institutions throughout North America and Europe – is tailored to the particular requirements of ADIT students.

We would like to offer our thanks to all students who took part in the event, and to wish them the best of luck (along with all other ADIT exam candidates) in their June exams.

The next phase of the programme will involve a live pilot of the on-screen exam software, at the following June 2013 exam sittings:

Paper I (Tuesday 11 June) - Dublin sitting
Paper IIA - United Kingdom Option (Wednesday 12 June) - London sitting
Paper IIIF - Transfer Pricing Option (Thursday 13 June) - Bucharest sitting

If you are an ADIT student taking part in one of the above June 2013 exam sittings, and you are interested in using the on-screen exam software for your exam, please email rclarke@adit.org.uk. For full information on ADIT on-screen examinations, please click here.

 
ADIT exhibits at IFA Annual Congress in Copenhagen Denmark

IFA 2013 Logo

For the fourth year running, we will again be exhibiting at the prestigious International Fiscal Association (IFA) Annual Congress: www.ifacopenhagen2013.com.

The 67th Congress will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 25 to 30 August 2013.

Prof. Kees van Raad, Prof. Richard Vann and Prof. Philip Baker who are members of the ADIT Academic Board, will each hold a 30 minute session at the exhibition stand where people can come and meet with them.

Our participation in the IFA Congress is to:

- Raise the profile of the qualification with participants in the international tax arena.
- Educate the participants about ADIT - that this unique and practical international tax qualification complements domestic qualifications and relevant academic degrees.
- Encourage interested international tax professionals to register for the qualification.

If you or your colleagues are attending the Congress, please do visit the stand, use the stand for any meetings you may have, and also encourage your contacts to spend time at the ADIT exhibit.

Meet and Greet Sessions will be held at the ADIT stand during either the coffee break at 9:45 or the light lunch at 11:15 as follows:

Tuesday 27 August – Prof. Kees van Raad
Tuesday 27 August – Prof. Richard Vann
Wednesday 28 August – Prof. Philip Baker

If you have any questions please contact Jonathan Kerson at jkerson@adit.org.uk or +44 (0)207 340 0575.

 
FIT International Taxation Conference in Mumbai

FIT Logo

For the first time ADIT will be exhibiting at the prestigious 19th annual International Tax Conference in Mumbai, India in December 2013 to promote ADIT, the Indian Option Paper, and education in international taxation. Organised by the Foundation for International Taxation, the three day conference will cover some of the current major tax and treaty conflicts, emerging international tax trends and developments in India, a panel discussion on “Should International Taxation be based on “Morality” or “Legality”, and transfer pricing developments and issues. There will be nearly 75 global tax experts as speakers and panellists, and over 500 participants are expected to attend from around the world. There are now over 70 ADIT qualification holders and students working in India in firms ranging from professional services firms to multinational corporations.

We encourage all of our interested ADIT colleagues to participate in this conference where possible, especially those concerned with international taxation issues related to India and the sub-continent.

For full details and registration form, please visit the FIT website - www.fitindia.org, or contact Ms Anju Kalra (Coordinator), at email: internationaltax.foundation@gmail.com.

 
 
 

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