Issue 14, August 2018


Welcome to the Latest Edition

Hello and welcome to the August 2018 edition of the ADIT Student Newsletter.

This edition includes the latest news about all things ADIT, including new additions to our Academic Board, details of forthcoming events and tuition courses, a round-up of our most recent exams, Admission Ceremony and other ADIT events, an invitation to take part in an ADIT survey, and advice for students preparing to sit exams this December and in 2019.

You can find the latest news on the ADIT website, or by following our Twitter feed at @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. Should you have any ideas for articles to include in future editions of the Student Newsletter, you can email us at info [at]

Finally, a quick reminder that if you're planning to sit ADIT exams this December, the deadline to enter is Wednesday 12 September. You can enter at

Yours sincerely

Rosalind Baxter
Director of Education


Key Exam Dates

12 September 2018 December 2018 exam entry deadline (entries received after this date incur a £100 late fee)
28 September 2018 Deadline for late December 2018 exam entries
1 November 2018 Candidates receive notification of exam sittings via email
15 November 2018 Exam4 download portal opens for December 2018 on-screen exams
11-13 December 2018 December 2018 exams take place
6 Febuary 2019 (20.00 GMT) Publication of December 2018 pass lists at
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Past Papers

If you're planning to sit ADIT exams this December, we encourage you to take the opportunity to download previous question papers and suggested solutions for your chosen exams 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 considerably between exam sittings, and the past papers are not updated for subsequent case law and 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.


ADIT Academic Board welcomes new members

We are delighted to announce the addition of four renowned international tax experts to the Academic Board, the supervisory body responsible for overseeing the technical content and rigour of the ADIT qualification.

Joining the Board are Prof. Rita de la Feria, Chair of Tax Law at the University of Leeds School of Tax Law; Prof. Ruth Mason, Class of 1957 Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law; Prof. Philip Postlewaite, the Harry R. Horrow Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Tax Program at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; and Prof. Diane Ring, the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School.

Membership of the Board has grown steadily as ADIT take-up among international tax practitioners has spread around the world; the Board now includes more than a dozen international tax academics from five continents, and representatives from major economies such as Brazil, China, India and the United States.

The Board works to ensure that ADIT continues to set the highest of standards in international tax learning while representing an ever more diverse and global ADIT community.

For more information about the members of the Academic Board, including links to each member's academic profile, please visit


Help us promote ADIT by completing our survey

We are contacting members of the global ADIT community, in order to find out from international tax practitioners who have pursued ADIT how we can best promote the qualification to other professionals and ensure that ADIT recognition continues to grow around the world.

We would be very greatful if you can spare a few minutes to complete a short survey, as this will help us tailor our future ADIT promotional activities and to offer the best range of services possible to international tax professionals and their employers through ADIT.

We look forward to receiving your views about how ADIT is promoted, and thank you for your time in completing this survey.

the Survey

Exam Roundup

A total of 643 students sat ADIT exams between 12 and 14 June 2018, in a record 50 cities around the world including the first ever ADIT exam sittings in Barcelona, Dar es Salaam and Hanoi.

459 students passed at least one ADIT exam in June, while 139 students (including twelve with distinction) have completed ADIT in the last six months and can now add the post-nominals 'ADIT' after their name. More than 900 tax practitioners in 73 countries and territories now hold the ADIT qualification.

We extend our congratulations to all students who achieved the ADIT qualification, or successfully completed completed an exam, and our commiserations to those who were unsuccessful in their exams on this occasion.

Pass lists for the June 2018 exams, along with the names of all new ADIT graduates, can be found at

A full ADIT certificate will be awarded to each new ADIT graduate, recognising their achievement of the qualification. In addition, students who hold passes for both the Principles of International Taxation module and any one option module may apply for a modular certificate recognising their partial ADIT achievement. Further details can be found 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 a range of tax resources. For more information, please visit


CIOT Admission Ceremonies

ADIT awards and certificates were presented to a record number of successful ADIT students at the most recent CIOT Admission Ceremony, which took place at the Drapers' Hall in central London on Thursday 3 May 2018.

The following awards were presented at the ceremony for the highest marks attained in the December 2017 ADIT exams:

  • The Heather Self Medal was won by Konstantinos Krimpas, who is employed by PwC in Chalindri, Greece.
  • The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Medal was won by Sam El-Grew, who is employed by HM Revenue and Customs in London.

ADIT graduates (left to right) Anastasia Gorobchenko, Andrew Dickson, Eleni-Anna Kamperi, Erika Huszar and Sai Ranjani Arun celebrate their achievement with Partho Shome of the Academic Board (furthest left) and ADIT committee chairman Jim Robertson (furthest right).

In addition, new ADIT graduates were presented with their certificates at the ceremony.

Those who have completed ADIT since the most recent Ceremony, together with award winners from the June 2018 exam session, are invited to attend the next CIOT Admission Ceremony in October 2018.


ADIT successes celebrated in Romania

Members of Romania’s growing international tax community, including ADIT students and graduates, were welcomed to a ‘Meet the CIOT President’ reception in Bucharest on the evening of Wednesday 18 April.

The evening, which included an address from then-President of the Institute, John Preston, was a celebration of the achievements of practitioners from many of Romanian’s leading employers of international tax specialists. As well as meeting John and other CIOT representatives, the assembled guests were able to network with fellow tax professionals over drinks and canapés.

John Preston and guests at the Reception.

More than 250 tax professionals in Romania have pursued ADIT since the qualification launched in 2003, and three new ADIT graduates from the most recent exam session were able to collect their certificates in person at the Reception; Marius Costea from KPMG, Silviu Savu from EY and Nadia Oanea from Grant Thornton, who was also awarded the CCH Prize for the highest marks in the ADIT Transfer Pricing exam in the December 2014 sitting.

The Reception proved to be very enjoyable, and provided an opportunity to hear the views of past and present ADIT students on a number of current ADIT and international tax developments. While in Bucharest, John also participated in meetings with ADIT employers and discussed how the Institute can cultivate further success and opportunities for international tax professionals and their firms in Romania through ADIT.

We would like to thank the ADIT students, graduates, employers and other stakeholders who we met in Bucharest, for their hospitality and valuable contribution to the continued success of ADIT across Romania and the region.

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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.

2-6 September 2018
72nd IFA Annual Congress | More Info
COEX, Seoul, Korea

12-14 September
AOTCA 2018 Mongolia | More Info
Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

20-21 September
ITR Global Transfer Pricing Forum Europe 2018 | More Info
Kempinski, Munich, Germany

27-28 September
IFA Central and Eastern Europe Tax Conference | More Info
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

28 September

CIOT/ATT European Branch 11th Young International Corporate Tax Practitioners' Conference | More Info
Deloitte, London, UK

15-19 October

Tax Matrix Tax and Business Interface Week 2018 | More Info
Rainbow Towers Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe

19 October

CIOT/ATT European Branch Milan Conference | More Info
Milan, Italy

16 November

CIOT/ATT European Branch 22nd Cross Atlantic & European Tax Symposium | More Info
Deloitte, London, UK

21-23 November
SAIT 7th Annual Africa Transfer Pricing Summit | More Info
Johannesburg, South Africa

6-8 December

FIT International Taxation Conference 2018 | More Info
ITC Maratha Hotel, Mumbai, India


10-11 January 2019

10times International Tax Conference 2019 | More Info
Miami, FL, USA

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.

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.

Altium Training | Website
Principles of International Taxation course | 29 Sep 2018 - 2 Jun 2019 | Athens, Greece | More Info

DJH International Tax | Website
Principles of International Taxation course | 17-20 Sep | London, UK | More Info
Transfer Pricing course | 1-3 Oct | London, UK | More Info

Eterna Law | Website
Principles of International Taxation course | 22 Sep - 26 Nov | Kiev, Ukraine | More Info

IBFD | Website
Principles of International Taxation course | Amsterdam, Netherlands | More Info
Transfer Pricing course | 1-5 Oct | Amsterdam, Netherlands | More Info
EU VAT course | 10-12 Oct | Amsterdam, Netherlands | More Info

International Tax and Investment Center | Website
Upstream Oil and Gas course | 29-30 Nov | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | More Info
Upstream Oil and Gas course | 4-5 Dec | Maputo, Mozambique | More Info

Pantelis Stylianides Institute and Taxatelier | Website
Principles of International Taxation course | 22 Sep - 26 Nov | Nicosia, Cyprus | More Info

Tolley Exam Training | Website
Transfer Pricing course | 23-24 Aug, 12-14 Sep and 13-16 Nov | London, UK | More Info
Principles of International Taxation course | 28-29 Aug, 26-28 Sep and 26-29 Nov | London, UK | More Info
EU Direct Tax course | 30-31 Aug, 1-3 Oct and 12-15 Nov | London, UK | More Info
United Kingdom course | 3-4 Sep, 17-19 Sep and 19-23 Nov | London, UK | More Info
EU VAT course | Online | More Info

If you know of an international tax course that is not listed at, and which you would like to suggest, please contact us at info [at]