CIOT: International tax qualification goes from strength to strength

This year the results show a record number of candidates from a record number of countries have passed the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) exams in 2011.

In the 2011 ADIT exams, 208 candidates from 41 countries passed 252 papers. This compares to 139 candidates from 27 countries passing 172 papers in 2010.

2011 saw a significant increase in the number of people sitting ADIT papers with a total of 295 candidates sitting 390 papers. That is up 59% from last year.

28 candidates gained the full ADIT qualification this year, up from 25 in 2010.

ADIT is a global qualification with over 1,400 candidates, holders and affiliates living and working in more than 90 countries, including every continent, major market centre and business sector. Candidates now sit papers at examination centres in 42 different countries.

There are now eight different tax jurisdictions covered in the various ADIT option papers: EC, USA, China, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malta, with the subject paper – Transfer Pricing – sat for the first time this year.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation President, Anthony Thomas, said:

“ADIT is going from strength to strength. The qualification’s status as a global benchmark is evident in the ever-increasing number of candidates pursuing the qualification and the scope of countries where they work.

“The Institute continues to develop ADIT with appropriate and respected partners around the world.

“My warm congratulations to all successful candidates. ADIT is a challenging qualification and candidates should feel proud of the technical expertise and analytical skills they have demonstrated in achieving one or more passes in June 2011.”

Notes to Editors

The Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) is a modular qualification with three examinations, of which Paper II or Paper III may be substituted by a thesis. Those who have completed all the elements to be awarded the Diploma may use the designatory letters “ADIT”. The Diploma is a free-standing qualification which does not give the right to membership of The Chartered Institute of Taxation. However, holders of the Diploma may apply to become an “International Tax Affiliate of The Chartered Institute of Taxation”. This ongoing link with the CIOT will entitle the individual to receive a number of benefits.

The overall standard of ADIT is comparable to the CTA in the UK, and is supervised by an Academic Board of distinguished and highly respected international tax professionals.

For further details please see the ADIT website:

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is a charity and the leading professional body in the United Kingdom concerned solely with taxation. The CIOT’s primary purpose is to promote education and study of the administration and practice of taxation. One of the key aims is to achieve a better, more efficient, tax system for all affected by it – taxpayers, advisers and the authorities.

The CIOT’s 15,500 members have the practising title of ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ and the designatory letters ‘CTA’.

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