Press releases


The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has announced its team of Officers for 2018-19.

The LITRG has highlighted the huge amount of work to be done in order to implement the recommendations and deliver the plan set out by the Government in its response to the Matthew Taylor review ‘Good Work’. This will require Government departments to work together and LITRG has called for a person or body to be appointed to co-ordinate and oversee the implementation of the plan.

A record number of tax professionals sat ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) exams in 2017.

Responding to today’s publication of Good Work plan,1 the Government’s response to the Taylor Review, John Cullinane, CIOT Tax Policy Director, said:

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed the Chancellor’s invitation to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a review of inheritance tax.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is strongly urging taxpayers who miss the Self Assessment filing deadline on Wednesday (31 January) but who have a reasonable excuse for the delay, to challenge their penalties for late filing without delay.

The Government’s decision to hastily redraft UK Customs law ahead of Brexit will lead to unnecessary uncertainty for business and runs counter to the Government’s stated policy of simply incorporating existing EU law into UK law ahead of our departure from the EU, argues the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

While the 31 January 2018 deadline for submitting your 2016/17 tax return and paying your tax bill is well known, the experience of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is that many newcomers to Self-Assessment fail to realise they may have to pay some money in advance towards their next tax bill on that day, too.

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee’s Report on HMRC’s performance in 2016-17, John Cullinane, CIOT Tax Policy Director, said:

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is calling for revisions to a new government scheme to tackle VAT evasion, so that those who make administrative errors, but are not accused of involvement in tax evasion, are not penalised with swingeing fines.