August 2016

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to the August 2016 edition of the CTA student newsletter for all news on key updates and ongoing essential information within the Institute.

Don't forget the deadline for entering the November 2016 exams is the end of August.

For those candidates who want/need extra training for the exams, this September we will be holding Training Days in London and online, and for the first time we will be holding an online webinar for the Advisory Advanced Corporation Tax paper, as well as the Application and Interaction paper. These will provide you with valuable tips and information on exam technique to assist you in the CTA examinations.

You will also find a technical article on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). (Relevant for the November exams only.)

We appreciate feedback on our newsletters and welcome any suggestions at studenttraining [at] - we would really like to hear from you.

Rosalind Baxter
Director of Education

November 2016 Exam Entry Closing Date

Don't forget the deadline for entry to the November exams is the last day of August. Entries may still be submitted up to the last day of September but a late fee of £100 must be paid in addition to the normal entry fees per paper.

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CTA Student Training Days - September 2016

Fine tune your examination skills for key topics by getting advice from expert tutors

These ​training ​sessions ​are ​intended ​for ​students ​taking ​the ​CTA ​examinations ​​and ​concentrates ​on ​the ​more ​demanding ​aspects ​of ​the ​topics, ​and ​the ​exam ​technique ​needed ​for ​the ​relevant ​paper. ​Tutors ​will ​work ​through ​past ​exam ​questions ​giving ​guidance ​on ​how ​to ​score ​the ​marks ​required ​for ​a ​good ​pass, ​as ​well ​as ​covering ​some ​of ​the ​important ​technical ​points. ​Good ​exam ​technique ​can ​be ​the ​difference ​in ​passing ​or ​failing ​a ​paper.

The days will be classroom based on Individuals and Owner-Managed Businesses in London. In addition, due ​to ​the ​success ​of ​spring’s Application and Interaction ​​webinar, ​we ​are ​delighted ​to continue to offer this topic online, in addition to:

  • Taxation ​of ​Individuals
  • Taxation of Owner-Managed ​Businesses
  • Advanced ​Corporation ​Tax

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Technical Article

For scrabble players this will be a difficult block of letters to play - unless you add 'S' to lots of other words. However, for those involved in tax they unscramble to become EIS and SEIS - Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme - both important reliefs for companies trying to raise funds to build a business - and for investors who may wish to invest but are wary of the potential loss if the company fails.

Both topics are highly examinable at ATT (mainly Paper 1) and CTA (Awareness and Advisory Individuals) and are also important to understand in a practical environment to advise clients as to whether they are suitable for their needs. This article is written for those attempting their exams in 2016.

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Exam Resources: Past exam papers, examiners’ reports, candidate scripts and suggested answers

As an extra study tool you can view and download past exam papers, examiners’ reports, candidate scripts and suggested answers from previous exam sessions.

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Stay Connected

Keep up-to-date with important information and deadlines by following CIOTCTAStudent on Twitter and connect with us: CTA - Chartered Tax Adviser Student Group. You will receive notifications of when exam results are released, when exam entry closes, new information on our website and more.

ATT CTA Tax Pathway

The new ATT CTA Tax Pathway was launched in June and the Tax Pathway offers a streamlined route to qualification for those wishing to complete both the ATT and CTA qualifications.

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Student Calendar 2016

Plan your studying for the CTA examinations by viewing all the key dates and deadlines with our student calendar.

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CIOT Admission Ceremony

CIOT students who complete their CTA qualification are invited to an Admission Ceremony when they become a member. The function is a great way to be inducted into the Institute and you can view the most recent ceremony photos here to inspire you to qualify and become a member.

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