About us

The CIOT is the leading body in the UK for taxation professionals dealing with all aspects of taxation. Our primary purpose is to promote education in taxation. One of our key aims is to achieve a more efficient and less complex tax system for all. Our comments and recommendations on tax issues are made solely in order to achieve this aim; we are an entirely apolitical organisation.

Membership of the CIOT is by examination; nationally recognised as the gold standard of UK taxation education. We support our 17,000 members and 4,000 students throughout their tax careers, providing assistance through our London-based head office and worldwide network of 40 branches. The CIOT is a registered charity, number 1037771 and a regulatory body for the purposes of Anti-Money Laundering supervision of tax practitioners.

The CIOT is a member of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE) and is registered under the European Commission's Transparency register, number 91596579174-61.

VISION

We will remain the leading Institute for taxation professionals in the United Kingdom, serving the public interest through the pursuit of excellence and with integrity.

MISSION

The CIOT is the leading professional body in the UK for advisers dealing with all aspects of taxation. As a not-for-profit organisation our primary purpose is to promote education in taxation with a key aim of achieving a more efficient and less complex tax system for all.

PURPOSE

The advancement of public education in taxation.

THERE ARE THREE CENTRAL PILLARS FOR OUR STRATEGIC FOCUS:

  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Building public trust and confidence
  • Educational and Ethical Standards

IN MAINTAINING OUR STRATEGIC FOCUS, WE WILL ENSURE EVERYTHING WE DO IS:

  • consistent with our charitable objects
  • proportionate
  • inclusive; and
  • serves the public interest

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

We are committed to ensuring that all our members, students and volunteers feel welcomed, valued and supported, regardless of their background or identity.

In October 2020, with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) we established a Joint Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee (which replaces our EDI Working Group) to assist us in ensuring we have clear EDI values which can be demonstrated through our behaviours, actions and operations. You can read more about this in the July, August and September issues of Tax Adviser which are accessible here.

CIOT Office:

30 Monck Street

London SW1P 2AP

Tel: 020 7340 0550