Press release: Record numbers complete international tax qualification

Students of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) will receive their results today (February 4), to mark a record breaking year for the qualification.

For the first time over 100 students (119) have completed the ADIT1 qualification in the past 12 months, either in June 2015 or most recently in December – up from 84 in 2014.

Furthermore, a total of 169 student passed at least one of the ADIT exams in December 2015. Students sat their exams using the on-screen method and participants spanned 36 countries.  A total of 42 students (including four with distinction) have fully completed ADIT in the last six months, and can now add the post-nominals ‘ADIT’ after their name, including the first students to achieve ADIT from Tanzania and Uganda.

A number of awards and distinctions have also been announced by the Chartered Institute of Taxation2.

Chris Jones, CIOT President, said:

“I congratulate all candidates who passed ADIT examinations in December. Achieving ADIT is a challenge, and demonstrates a high standard of knowledge and expertise in the theory and practice of international tax. Candidates who have passed one or more of the exams should feel very proud of their achievement.

“When combined with the June 2015 exam results, the success of ADIT students sitting in December means that, for the first time, more than 100 students have completed ADIT in the last twelve months. The success of ADIT students around the world is an extremely positive development for the international tax community, as more practitioners than ever before can now put the ‘ADIT’ letters after their name and apply the skills learned over the course of their ADIT studies in their day-to-day work.

“It shows the growing awareness of the qualification in the business world and the success of innovations such as on-screen testing.

“We hope that those who have achieved the qualification will, if they are not already Chartered Tax Advisers (CTAs), choose to become International Tax Affiliates and thereby continue their relationship with the CIOT.”

ADIT is a specialist qualification in international and cross-border taxation with a total of more than 2,500 students, ADIT qualification holders and International Tax Affiliates living and working in more than 100 countries. A total of 237 students used the on-screen examination method to sit exams around the world in December 2015, in countries as diverse as Mexico, South Africa, Finland and Fiji. The first CIOT ADIT exams were in 2004.


Notes for editors

  1. ADIT (the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) is a modular qualification with three examinations, of which paper two or paper three may be substituted by a thesis. Those who have completed all the elements to be awarded the qualification may use the designatory letters “ADIT”. ADIT is a free-standing qualification which does not give the right to membership of The Chartered Institute of Taxation. However, ADIT holders may apply to become an “International Tax Affiliate of The Chartered Institute of Taxation”. This ongoing link with the CIOT will entitle the individual to receive a number of benefits.

    The CIOT’s goal is to make ADIT a truly international qualification. As this vision is realised, international tax practitioners moving from one country to another will share an internationally recognised qualification that sets a global benchmark in international tax expertise. The ADIT standard is supervised by an Academic Board of distinguished and highly respected international tax professionals.

    For further details please see the ADIT website: www.adit.org.uk
     

  2. Awards

    The Heather Self Medal for the highest marks in Paper 1 – Principles of International Taxation
    The medal has been jointly awarded to Anne Margaret Gormley of Dublin, Ireland, who is employed by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, and Yulia Logunova of Luxembourg, who is employed by Rakuten Europe.
    The Raymond Kelly Medal for the highest marks in Paper 2 – Advanced International Taxation (Jurisdiction): United Kingdom option
    The medal has been awarded to Robert Bruce Mitchell Black of Cardiff, who is employed by HMRC in Warrington.
    The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Medal for the highest marks in Paper 3 – Advanced International Taxation (Thematic)
    The medal has been awarded to Charlotte Beattie of London, who is employed by Deloitte and sat Paper 3.01: EU Direct Tax option.
    The Wolters Kluwer Prize for the highest marks in Paper 3 – Advanced International Taxation (Thematic): Transfer Pricing option
    The prize has been awarded to Yulia Logunova of Luxembourg, who is employed by Rakuten Europe.
    Distinctions
    Distinctions were awarded to Audrey Azzopardi of Msida, Malta; Charlotte Beattie of London, who is employed by Deloitte; Robert Bruce Mitchell Black of Cardiff, who is employed by HMRC in Warrington; and Stuart MacLeod of London, who is employed by PwC, for excellence in three examination papers.
     
  3. As a result of the December 2015 examinations, the following individuals have now completed all the components to be awarded the ADIT qualification and may now use the designatory letters ‘ADIT’:

Akiwumi, A L (Bromley, United Kingdom)
Ali, Y A (London, United Kingdom)
Azzopardi, A (Msida, Malta) *
Bajaj, M (Bangalore, India)
Beattie, C (London, United Kingdom) + *
Black, R B M (Cardiff, United Kingdom) + *
Brooks, T D (Warrington, United Kingdom)
Cahalane, N (Lucan, Ireland)
Chan, S Y (Singapore, Singapore)
Chau, G (London, United Kingdom)
Coughlan, D (Cork, Ireland)
Donaldson, A S (Beckenham, United Kingdom)
Giusto, A (Mosta, Malta)
Gormley, A M (Dublin, Ireland) +
Grehan, J P (Windsor, United Kingdom)
Guthrie, C A (Kingston, Jamaica)
Han, P S S (London, United Kingdom)
Kumar, M (Bangalore, India)
Lanzoni, C (Onchan, Isle of Man)
MacLeod, S (London, United Kingdom) *
Ngo, M B (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Nicholson, E M (Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR)
Orr, J (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Pickering, D M (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Power, D (Naas, Ireland)
Ramtohul, A (Bon Accueil, Mauritius)
Scerri, A (Fgura, Malta)
Schubert, A (London, United Kingdom)
Scicluna, L (Sliema, Malta)
Sykes, R (Congleton, United Kingdom)
Vartak, S U (Mumbai, India)

+ = Award Winner

* = Distinction for overall performance in three examination papers or two examination papers and a thesis

Candidates may present a thesis in place of either Paper 2 or Paper 3. The following candidates successfully completed a thesis in the period between August 2015 and January 2016 and completed the required examination papers prior to the December 2015 sitting. Therefore, they have now completed all the components to be awarded the ADIT qualification and may use the designatory letters ‘ADIT’:

Awori, S (Nairobi, Kenya)
Cachia, F (Balzan, Malta)
Dinu, D (Bucharest, Romania)
Lytras, N (Athens, Greece)
Makundi, S R (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Neumann, S (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Niemann, P (Ratzeburg, Germany)
Nistor, I M (Bucharest, Romania)
Ogundimu, E O (Rochester, United Kingdom)
Oleng, P (Kampala, Uganda)
Rosselli, V (Preonzo, Switzerland) 



“We hope that those who have achieved the qualification will, if they are not already Chartered Tax Advisers (CTAs), choose to become International Tax Affiliates and thereby continue their relationship with the CIOT.”

 

ADIT is a specialist qualification in international and cross-border taxation with a total of more than 2,500 students, ADIT qualification holders and International Tax Affiliates living and working in more than 100 countries. A total of 237 students used the on-screen examination method to sit exams around the world in December 2015, in countries as diverse as Mexico, South Africa, Finland and Fiji. The first CIOT ADIT exams were in 2004.

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