Why should you get involved with the CIOT?

After all, we all have clients to serve, utilisation targets to meet and such like, so why should anyone spend their ever-reducing professional or free time working for an educational charity.

Develop your skill base...


Help develop a range of skills you would not necessarily learn in your day job:

  • How to chair a committee (developing this skills when you chair your first partner meeting is probably not ideal)
  • How to run a small business as a treasurer, secretary or chairman


  • Help organise successful events and exercise your creative marketing skills
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the tax system

Widen your knowledge base in important technical areas which may not be the primary focus of your day job

  • Money Laundering checks
  • What to do when you win or lose a client
  • What to do when you receive a complaint
  • Ethical issues

Meet experienced professionals...

... in a safe environment (no clients, bills or timesheets to deal with!) stemming from many difference backgrounds and practices. All will have an interest, as you will, in working towards a better tax system in the widest sense.

  • High street practitioners
  • SMEs
  • Big 4 Partners
  • Law firms
  • Industry and Commerce
  • Professional bodies
  • NGOs

Think technically...

Learn and contribute to leading edge thinking by joining one of our Committees:

  • Recommend and input on HMRC policy
  • Raise your own professional profile
  • Get involved with current debates on how the tax system can be changed or practices improved
  • Discuss public and confidential matters with leading experts in the field
  • Liaise with HMRC, HM Treasury and the European Commission in an environment different from day-to-day practice
  • Time spent on Committee work may count towards CPD non-reading requirements
  • Volunteer to represent the UK at the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE) and attend bi-annual conferences on the Continent
  • Submit your CV to a Technical Sub-Committee at https://www.tax.org.uk/policy-technical/join-technical-sub-commitee


The CIOT is an educational charity and the leading professional body in the UK concerned solely with taxation

Contribute to our examination process by:

Helping keep our syllabus up-to-date and our methods of examining relevant to the tax profession
Promote you firm's charitable works by getting involved and you will both reap the benefits


To see what volunteer opportunities there are within the CIOT, please contact Helen Whiteman at ceo [at] tax.org.uk (subject: Volunteering%20opportunities)

If you are interested in joining a Technical Sub-Committee, more information can be found at: https://www.tax.org.uk/policy-technical/join-technical-sub-commitee