Membership overview & benefits

Membership overview & benefits

Membership of the CIOT is an investment in your career and your status and standing as a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Why your CIOT membership matters


We are your voice to effect change and influence

  • Through the CIOT, you can comment on HMRC and government consultations, shape policy and challenge the status quo. We have a range of technical committees and working groups which harness CTA expertise to influence government and decision-makers.  You can see our recent activity on consultations here and our technical committees here.  Visit the important work of our Low Incomes Tax Reform Group on a dedicated website here

We support you with the latest developments, thinking and updates

  • Included in your membership is access to Tax Adviser magazine, edited by Lexis Nexis and a weekly technical update email from Lexis Nexis.  If you want to only receive a digital copy of Tax Adviser and not the hard copy please email membership@ciot.org.uk to update your preference. If you are not receiving the weekly members update email please email membership@ciot.org.uk to request it.
  • Our Technical hub provides a wealth of information to keep you up to speed with the latest, with dedicated pages on Brexit and Covid.
  • You also receive an annotated, digital copy of the Finance Act and Tax Rate cards.  These are located in the member’s area of the website – log in  to get access to your member benefits online including CIOT branded Tax Rate cards.

We help you to enhance your skills and knowledge

  • You have access to a national programme of online events and technical channels, many of which are delivered by a volunteer branch network of experts in their field. Our focus is to ensure you receive technical updates from industry leaders that impart practical knowledge. All members receive free access to our national programme, with many events being offered free of charge or at reduced rates.
  • If you are new to the profession, our New Tax Professionals committee supports us in delivering a dedicated programme of professional skills events to support your career growth. We also support those members who have aspirations to become future speakers on our national programme.
  • We provide information on materials (both free and paid for) that may assist in meeting your Continuing Professional Development requirements.
  • You have access to a range of discounts provided to members from other organisations:
    • AMLCC - CIOT members receive a 20% discount on a standard annual subscription to AMLCC subscription. There are also further discounts available for smaller practices. For further information, please click here.
    • Claritax Books - Publish around 30 specialist books, sharing the expertise and practical insights of some of the UK's best known tax barristers, accountants and solicitors, on a wide range of tax topics. Members can get a 20% discount on the 'book of the month' as featured from time to time in our weekly newsletters.
    • Mercia Anti Money Laundering training - CIOT members and their staff can gain a discount on Mercia's online anti-money laundering training course. For further information, please click here.
    • ICE Data Services Online – CIOT members are offered a 20% discount on the standard annual subscription tariff to ICE Data Services Online Securities Taxation Web Service (new customers only). To take advantage of this offer, please contact ICE Data Services quoting your membership number.
    • www.kareneckstein.co.uk - CIOT members can get a 20% discount at this specialist provider of advice and training on risk to professionals. Click here for more details.
    • Implied Trusts and Beneficial Ownership in Modern UK Tax Law, By Chris Thorpe - This book looks at an often-overlooked subject: implied trusts; not only at what they are and where they came from but, significantly, with focus on beneficial ownership and its importance within UK tax. ATT (and CIOT) members can receive a 20% discount by using the code ATT20 for ATT members (CIOT20 for CIOT members) when purchased through the publisher’s website Spiramus Press | Implied Trusts and Beneficial Ownership in Modern UK Tax Law, By Chris Thorpe
  • Students and members have access to the  Library at Kings' College London in Chancery Lane for research and reference purposes.

We support you in meeting your Anti Money Laundering (AML) requirements

  • Members in practice may apply to register with the Institute as a supervisory authority for monitoring and compliance under the 2017 Money Laundering Regulations (as amended). Apply here.
  • You have free access to a wide range of AML guidance, AML FAQs and pro forma documents.
  • We provide a free query support service for AML supervised members at aml@ciot.org.uk for queries.

We help grow and raise your Chartered Tax Adviser profile

  • Chartered Tax Adviser is a protected title both here and in IrelandAustralia and Hong Kong.  You are part of a growing, global community which subscribes to the highest standards of both your academic achievement and adherence to professional conduct in relation to taxation (PCRT). Ethical standards which are set and maintained by seven leading tax and accountancy bodies, which includes the CIOT.
  • Appear in our online directory of Chartered Tax Advisers.  If you do not already appear in the list and would like to, please contact us for more information: membership@ciot.org.uk.  
  • Apply to use the Chartered Tax Adviser/s Practicemark
  • The CIOT is the one of the largest members of CFE, a European network of European tax advisers. The CFE brings together members from 33 national organisations in 26 European countries, representing more than 200,000 tax advisers.  CIOT members can connect and engage with the work and committees of the CFE through their CIOT membership.
  • Many employers support their staff to study the CTA qualification because it is recognised as the leading industry standard.  This gives you access to a wide range of roles and markets both in the UK and overseas.    

We provide a platform for you to connect

  • You belong to the largest and most influential professional body in tax.  As a community of 20,000 members in the UK and +30,000 globally, you can connect with fellow CTAs, volunteers, committees, speakers, policy-makers and influencers.
  • We use the power of social media to keep in touch with you on a regular basis. Follow us for regular news, updates and events.

We support you in times of need

  • There are times when you might need our support through a challenging situation.  You can access our free Members’ Support Service which aims to help those with work-related personal problems, an independent, sympathetic fellow practitioner will listen in the strictest confidence. Please email membership@ciot.org.uk, with "Support" in the subject header and a short description of your issues and your membership number; alternatively call the Support Service on 0845 744 6611 and say "Member Support Service" we will then ask you for a mobile or other private telephone number;  and we will contact you and field a senior volunteer, where appropriate, as soon as possible. Please note we are unable to give technical advice.
  •  You also have access to our Benevolent Fund.

We welcome everyone

  • Whatever your background, identity or experience, we welcome everyone.


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