As ADIT continues to grow, we are working hard to ensure the benefits and services are more relevant to global international tax professionals. We have developed an improved International Tax Affiliate package. In doing this, we have also had to make some significant changes to our policies surrounding the ADIT credential and postnominals (use of the letters ‘ADIT’ after the name).
What is changing?
From 1 January 2020, only international Tax Affiliates and graduates who registered as a student for the first time before 31 December 2019 will be able to use the ADIT postnominals.
Who can use the postnominals?
- International Tax Affiliates of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
- Graduates who achieved the qualification before 31 December 2019
- Students who registered before December 2019 (when they complete the qualification)
Who cannot use the postnominals?
- Graduates who are not International Tax Affiliates, and those who:
- Register as a student for the first time from 1 January 2020; or who
- Registered as a student for the first time before 31 December 2019, but do not achieve ADIT during their initial registration period and re-register from 1 January 2020
- Eligible graduates who fail to uphold the values and integrity of the ADIT credential, as outlined in the ADIT Code of Conduct
Why is this change happening?
With ADIT increasing in popularity around the world, we are facing the growing challenge of protecting the value and reputation of the ADIT credential, which International Tax Affiliates and students have worked so hard to achieve.
To ensure that ADIT continues to be highly valued by employers and professionals around the world, we need to be sure that people adopting the ADIT postnominals as part of their professional identity are upholding our values. This means that the reputation of the postnominals can only be secured through ensuring they are used in compliance with our professional standards requirements.
How will this affect you?
All International Tax Affiliates will retain the right to use the postnominals, as part of our annual certification package.
If you don’t join as an International Tax Affiliate but you’re eligible to use the postnominals, you will still be expected to uphold the fundamental principles of the ADIT credential if you choose to use them. These principles are outlined in our new Code of Conduct, and is based on common guidelines shared by major international tax employers from industry, professional services, legal and government sectors. Failure to uphold the values and integrity of ADIT will result in the withdrawal of your permission to use the letters after your name.
If you’re a student, you will only be able to use the postnominals if you achieve the ADIT qualification during your current registration period (if you do not complete and need to re-register from 1 January 2020, you will lose this benefit).
If you have any questions about the use of postnominals, or would like more clarity on what this means to you personally, info [at] adit.org (subject: Changes%20to%20ADIT%20postnominals) (get in touch).