Issue 11, February 2017


Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to the February 2017 edition of the ADIT Student Newsletter.

This edition includes the latest ADIT news, including details of forthcoming events and courses, a round-up of the most recent Admission Ceremony and ADIT networking activities, and information for students sitting exams in December.

You can find the latest news on the ADIT website, or by following our Twitter feed (@CIOTADITStudent ). You can also join our LinkedIn group to network with ADIT colleagues around the world.

We welcome any feedback you may have about ADIT, and any ideas for articles to include in future editions of the Student Newsletter or ADIT Voice – simply email us at info [at]

Yours sincerely

Rosalind Baxter
Director of Education


Key Exam Dates

28 February 2017 June 2017 exam registration deadline (entries received after this date incur a £100 late fee)
1 May 2017 Candidates receive notification of exam sittings via email
18 May 2017 Exam4 download portal opens for June 2017 on-screen exams
13-15 June 2017 June 2017 exams take place
9 August 2017 (20.00 BST) Publication of June 2017 pass lists at
Enter Here

Past Papers

If you’re planning to sit ADIT exams this June, we encourage you to take the opportunity to download previous question papers and suggested solutions for your chosen exam from our website at

Please note that the published past papers should only be used as a study and revision aid – questions will of course vary between exam sittings, and the past papers are not updated for subsequent case law or legislative changes.

Reading lists for all ADIT exams are available in the ADIT Syllabus, available at

Keep Up-To-Date

This year's ADIT Student Calendar is available to download here.

The calendar includes all the year's key ADIT dates and deadlines, to help you plan your studies for your chosen exams.

You can also keep on top of the latest information and deadlines by following @CIOTADITStudent on Twitter.


'How Did You Hear About Us?' Survey Prize Winner

If you're an ADIT student who registered last year, you'll have received an invitation to complete a short ADIT survey – we asked new students to tell us how they heard about the qualification, to help us improve our promotion of ADIT around the world.

Nearly 200 students kindly took the time to complete the survey, and we would like to thank everyone who responded.

The winner of the prize draw is Alexandros Panetas of Athens, Greece, who will receive £50 to spend on materials from the ADIT reading list. Congratulations to Alexandros!

If you registered as an ADIT student in 2016 and have not yet completed the survey, you can find it via the link below.

Complete the Survey Here


Exam Roundup

A total of 524 students sat on-screen ADIT exams between 13 and 15 December 2016, in our biggest December exam session yet. Exams took place in more than 40 countries around the world, including the first ever ADIT exam hostings in Bahrain, Ethiopia, Georgia and Liberia. We offer our congratulations to everyone who passed, and commiserations to those students who were unsuccessful on this occasion.

52 students have completed ADIT in the last six months, including the first ADIT graduate in Mexico. 590 tax practitioners across more than 60 countries now hold the qualification, and are permitted to use the prestigious ‘ADIT’ letters after their names.

You can find pass lists for the December 2016 exams, along with the names of all new ADIT graduates from the previous six months, at

ADIT graduates are invited to subscribe as International Tax Affiliates of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, thus retaining access to CIOT branch events, CPD and networking opportunities, and an enviable range of tax resources. Further details about the International Tax Affiliate package can be found at

Are you planning to sit ADIT exams in June 2017? The deadline to enter is 28 February. You can enter at

View the Pass
Lists Here


CIOT Admission Ceremony

The latest ADIT awards were presented at the CIOT Admission Ceremony at the Drapers' Hall in central London, on 13 October 2016.

The following awards were presented for the highest marks attained in the June 2016 ADIT exams:

  • The Heather Self Medal was won by John Woods, who is employed by British American Tobacco in London, United Kingdom.
  • The International Fiscal Association Prize was won by Vasileios Kouris, who is employed by Procter & Gamble in Petit Lancy, Switzerland.
  • The Wolters Kluwer Prize was won by Heidi Todd, who is employed by Zurich Financial Services in Fareham, United Kingdom.
CIOT Admission Ceremony

CIOT President Bill Dodwell with ADIT award winners, graduates and International Tax Affiliates

In addition, new ADIT graduates and International Tax Affiliates of the CIOT from countries including Egypt, Ireland, Malta and Romania received their certificates at the ceremony.

Those who have completed ADIT since the October 2016 Ceremony, together with award winners from the December 2016 exam session, are invited to attend a future CIOT Admission Ceremony.


ADIT in the Spanish Sun

Replete with brochures and ADIT-branded frisbees, CIOT staff members Emma Barklamb, Rory Clarke and Rhiannon Pardoe were present at the 70th International Fiscal Association (IFA) Annual Congress in Madrid, Spain, from 25 to 29 September 2016.

IFA 2016 Madrid was attended by approximately 2,200 delegates from 75 countries, including prominent international tax decision makers and thought leaders from every major economy.

You can find a full round-up of our ADIT promotion at IFA 2016 Madrid in the November 2016 edition of Tax Adviser Magazine, accessible via the button below.

View the Full
Article Here


Promoting ADIT in the Petroleum Industry

For the first time, ADIT sponsored and exhibited at one of the leading oil and gas international tax conferences, the 27th Annual International Petroleum Tax Conference run by the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF) in Oslo, on 2 and 3 November 2016.

The conference was attended by more than 100 delegates. Among those present was Jim Robertson CTA, VP Tax Americas at Shell and Chair of the ADIT Sub-Committee and meetings of the Academic Board, who spoke to the assembled delegates about the benefits of ADIT in meeting their firms' and clients' needs.

You can find a full round-up of our ADIT marketing activities in the oil and gas sector in the December 2016 edition of Tax Adviser Magazine, accessible via the button below.

View the Full
Article Here


Future Events

ADIT students and International Tax Affiliates are welcome to participate in any of the following events. To find out more details about an event, please click on the More Info link.

17 February
CIOT European Branch Geneva Conference | More Info
UBS AG Wealth Management International, Geneva, Switzerland
20-24 February
2017 TEI Houston Chapter Tax School | More Info
Hyatt Regency, Houston, TX, USA
22-23 February
2017 IFA USA Annual Conference | More Info
Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, NY, USA
7-8 March
Informa TP Minds International 2017 | More Info
Hilton Bankside, London, UK | Discount available for ADIT students
25-26 April
2017 IFA Canada Annual Conference | More Info
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
11-12 May
11th Asia/Africa IFA Conference | More Info

27 August –
1 September

71st IFA Annual Congress 2017 | More Info
Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

If you would like to recommend an event for ADIT participation, or for enquiries about networking opportunities and ADIT promotional materials, please contact us at info [at]


Future Courses

Course providers offer ADIT-relevant courses around the world. These courses can be an ideal way of supplementing your exam preparation or simply enhancing your understanding of a topic. To enrol, please contact the course provider or click on More Info.

All courses are offered independently of the CIOT. Courses do not include ADIT exam entry; exam entries must be made directly to the CIOT. Course bookings and payments are made to the course provider.

DJH International Tax | Website
Paper 1 course | 27-29 March | London, UK | More Info
Paper 2.10 United States option course | 27-30 March | London, UK | More Info
IMF Academy | Website
Paper 3.03 Transfer Pricing option course | 16 March, 20 April and 18 May | Distance Learning | More Info
Irish Tax Institute | Website
Paper 1 course | Available Now | Online | More Info
Paper 2.06 Ireland option course | Available Now | Online | More Info
Paper 3.03 Transfer Pricing option course | Available Now | Online | More Info
Sheltons International | Website
Paper 1 course | 20-24 March 2017 | London, UK | More Info
Tax Academy of Singapore | Website
Paper 1 course | 22-26 May 2017 | Singapore | More Info

Tolley Exam Training | Website
Paper 1 course | 14-15 February, 15-17 March and 30 May - 2 June 2017 | London, UK | More Info
Paper 2.09 - United Kingdom option course | 23-24 February, 29-31 March and 15-19 May 2016 | London, UK | More Info
Paper 3.01 - EU Direct Tax option course | 20-21 February, 20-22 March and 2-5 May 2016 | London, UK | More Info
Paper 3.03 - Transfer Pricing option course | 16-17 February, 3-5 April and 9-12 May 2016 | London, UK | More Info

This is not an exhaustive list of ADIT courses, but reflects a selection of those which have been recently announced and circulated to the CIOT. For further information on ADIT courses and course providers, please visit our website at

Course providers are listed alphabetically.