CTA – a new global tax designation

A global designation for members of The Tax Institute

In recognition of the standards of excellence in our programs and the reputation of our members for their tax expertise, on 29 May 2012, The Tax Institute launched the global tax designation Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in Australia.

Exclusive to members of The Tax Institute, this initiative is the result of the signing of a licensing agreement between The Tax Institute and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in the UK.

Until this year, the Chartered Tax Adviser designation was held only by members of the CIOT, but it has been extended in a bid to recognise and promote the highest standards of tax advice internationally. The Tax Institute is only the third tax body to be granted the ability to designate its members as Chartered Tax Advisers.

For more information on the launch and how the new designation affects you, visit our dedicated web page.

The mark of expertise

The Tax Institute and its members are known for delivering the very highest standards in tax. To emphasise this, in addition to the launch of the new designation, The Tax Institute has adopted the tagline, "The Mark of Expertise".

As an expression of what the Institute and members stand for, the tagline describes to clients, employers and newcomers to the profession that they are dealing with the best and brightest in tax.

The Tax Institute – a top performer

As in previous years, the Institute has participated in the Annual Business and Professionals Study (ABPS), conducted by Beaton Consulting, to assist us in identifying areas where there may be scope to improve member services and add value to membership.

The key findings confirmed that we were basically "getting things right". In the previous year, the Institute was a top performer in member engagement, in providing access to information and in supporting the development of knowledge. This year, there was further significant improvement in the Institute’s score in almost all attributes measured (including a positive shift in building the standing of members).

We are pleased to see from this year’s results that the actions taken by the Institute as a result of feedback from members has paid off. We thank all members who participated in the survey for their feedback to help us continually improve our services.

Noel Rowland

Noel Rowland is Chief Executive Officer of The Tax Institute.

The Tax Institute is Australia’s leading professional association in tax. Its 13,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.


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