Press releases


LITRG is urging people to contact HMRC before 6 April 2020 to obtain the maximum benefit from the Marriage Allowance.

MSPs can’t rule out the prospect of making further changes to income tax before the start of the new tax year, despite today’s vote to approve Scotland’s proposed income tax regime for 2020/21.

Ahead of next week’s Budget, the Chartered Institute of Taxation has joined the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Institute for Government in writing a joint letter to the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak.

The CIOT is delighted to announce the latest successful ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) graduates and prizewinners, following the December 2019 examinations. Recognising ADIT’s growing profile across the international tax profession, 2019 saw both a record number of new students registering onto the qualification and a record number of exam sittings.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is urging new Chancellor Rishi Sunak to do more to monitor and evaluate £155 billion a year of the UK’s tax reliefs.

This press release is written on behalf of the Taxation Disciplinary Board

The Taxation Disciplinary Board (TDB), the independent body that is responsible for running the complaints and disciplinary scheme for the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Humble as its new Chair.

Today’s Scottish Budget means that higher earners will continue to pay more in tax than their counterparts elsewhere in the UK, while lower earners continue to be slightly better off north of the border.

People have the right to challenge penalties given by HMRC for missing today’s Self Assessment tax return deadline, says the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

HMRC say a glitch in their system that omitted Marriage Allowance claims from people’s Self Assessment tax calculations is fixed. Now LITRG is urging people who filed their 2018/19 tax return before 21 January using HMRC’s online system to check their calculation to ensure the Marriage Allowance claim was included in order that they do not overpay tax.

  • Nearly 90 per cent of respondents say that MTD for VAT has not reduced errors
  • The costs of MTD compliance have far exceeded government estimates
  • Just 14 per cent of respondents say there has been an increase in productivity in their organisation as a result of MTD for VAT

Results of a survey conducted by the CIOT and ATT about Making Tax Digital (MTD) strengthens the tax bodies’ shared view that the MTD project is far from achieving its goals. The survey results have led the two organisations to call jointly for a comprehensive review of the roll out of MTD for VAT before HMRC goes ahead with plans to roll out digital reporting obligations more widely.