Press releases


The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has criticised proposals by the Ministry of Justice to introduce fees for taxpayers wishing to take disputes - appealing a penalty notice for example - with HMRC to tribunal1. The Institute is arguing that an obligatory fee for cases to be heard in the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) Tax Chamber and Upper Tribunal (UT) Tax Chamber will adversely affect access to justice and is wrong in principle.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has appointed a former President of the Institute, John Cullinane, as the organisation’s new Tax Policy Director; he has assumed the post with immediate effect.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has called for an effective publicity campaign when the announcement of a Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) is made(1), to ensure that employers and taxpayers are not adversely affected(2).

Students of the ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) qualification, who sat exams in a record 42 countries and territories, will today receive their results. A number of awards and distinctions have been announced by the qualification’s parent body, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has criticised yesterday’s Government announcement that it will be pressing ahead with the introduction of a new ‘strict liability’ offence for offshore tax evasion.

Legislation published today delivers on a promise made to professional bodies by the Government that debtors who dispute claims that they owe HMRC money will be able to appeal to the County Court before HMRC has the right to take the money directly from their bank accounts.

The LITRG is reminding people in receipt of tax credits that just three weeks remain to complete renewal forms. Those same people must be especially vigilant of scams targeting claimants through fake emails, websites and even text messages.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling on HMRC to clear up confusion over future levels of child tax credit thresholds. LITRG have conveyed these concerns in the following statement issued today:

Yesterday’s surprise announcement that the Chancellor is to remove the Climate Change Levy exemption for renewable energy poses questions about the future of environmental taxation which the Government needs to address, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has announced that it has licensed The Tax Institute (TTI) of Australia to grant the designations ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ and ‘CTA’ to appropriate of its members as the next step in developing the CTA brand as an international ‘Gold Standard’ in tax.