The response from members and others in the industry around the launch of the new Chartered Tax Adviser designation in May has been overwhelmingly positive. The news was covered by media outlets like the Australian Financial Review and BRW and a considerable buzz has been generated on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Our membership team has been flooded with calls from members looking to upgrade to Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) status, as well as from non-members expressing their interest. You would have received communication about your options regarding CTA in the mail. If you haven’t already, please ensure you respond to this as soon as possible to take advantage of the unique opportunity before the due date.
Don’t forget that in order to gain advanced standing for the new Chartered Tax Adviser Exam, qualifying applicants will need to apply before 30 September 2012.
Continuing professional development
2012 is passing by quickly, but there are still plenty of opportunities in the coming months for you to keep your continuing professional development up to date.
Some of the Institute’s most popular professional development conferences are fast approaching, which include the 12th Annual States’ Taxation Conference, the 20th National Tax Intensive Retreat and the National GST Intensive. Also approaching is this year’s Trusts Roadshow which will take a very practical look at managing trusts. Presented by experts from Harwood Andrews Lawyers, the interactive program will explore case studies and examples dealing with key issues. The roadshow will be delivered in most capital cities and as a webinar this August.
We offer many of our popular events, roadshows and convention sessions as webinars. Our webinars offer expert presenters who deliver a live presentation direct to your computer with the ability to interact and have your questions answered. All technical materials are supplied and all you need to access is a computer with internet access and a phone.
New titles on sale now, but not for long
Our Mid-Year Sale has been a roaring success with many practitioners taking advantage of the great savings available. All good things must come to an end however, with the sale wrapping up on 20 July. That does still give you time to grab some bargains, including 20% off the new editions of Discretionary Trust Distributions 2012 and Estate & Business Succession Planning 2012-13 amongst many others.
All the best to our Foundation Tax candidates
And finally, study period two for our Certificate in Foundation Tax commences on 3 July and I would like to wish all candidates undertaking the highly regarded course the best of luck in their studies.
If you are considering undertaking the second semester of our Tax Practitioner Board approved Diploma of Australian Taxation Law—the Certificate in Applied Tax—I would like to remind you that enrolments will close on 17 July so enrol soon to secure your place.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and all the best during this busy time of the year.
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.