The results are in! Record numbers complete international tax qualification
Students of the ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) qualification, who sat exams in a record 42 countries and territories, will today receive their results. A number of awards and distinctions have been announced by the qualification’s parent body, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).
ADIT is a specialist qualification in international and cross-border taxation with approximately 2,500 students, holders and affiliates living and working in more than 100 countries. A total of 520 students sat the exams in countries from South America to East Asia. The electronic on-screen examination method, pioneered by the Institute, was chosen by over half of the students.
320 students passed at least one ADIT exam in June 2015. A record total of 77 students (including seven with distinction) have completed ADIT in the last six months, and can now add the post-nominals ‘ADIT’ after their name, including the first students to achieve ADIT from Belarus, Canada, Gibraltar and Lithuania.
CIOT President, Chris Jones, commented:
“I offer my congratulations to all candidates who passed the examinations in June. ADIT is a highly regarded international tax qualification, respected for the rigour and relevance of its syllabus. Candidates achieving a pass in one or more exams should feel proud for having demonstrated a very high level of technical knowledge and ability.
“The ADIT family has now grown to encompass over 100 countries; candidates from 60 nations sat exams in June 2015 either in their home country or elsewhere. The qualification grows each year and students from an increasingly diverse range of countries are recognising the merits of becoming an ADIT-qualified international tax practitioner.
“The June exam session was the first to take place under the new ADIT qualification structure, and saw the first sitting of two new thematic papers: EU VAT, and Upstream Oil and Gas. We expect the new qualification structure, following the introduction of a second examination session last year, to continue to offer more choice to ADIT candidates and assure stakeholders that ADIT remains accessible and relevant in a fast-changing international tax environment.
“We hope that those who have achieved the qualification will, if they are not already Chartered Tax Advisers (CTAs), choose to continue their relationship with the CIOT by becoming International Tax Affiliates.”