The CA CTA joint qualification


ICAS is delighted to have entered into a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) to bring together two high-quality designations.

From September 2019, a joint CA CTA exam route to dual membership of the two bodies will be available. This will allow students to study towards two prestigious qualifications in accountancy and tax.

The joint programme allows students to specialise in one of three areas of tax:

  • Owner-managed businesses
  • Major corporates
  • Indirect taxation

The programme allows students to fast track their CA and CTA studies, achieving their designatory letters in as little as three or three and a half years by combining the CA and CTA study routes, providing exam credits where relevant.

There is scope for those with or studying for the existing ICAS qualification ‘ITP’ to become a member ‘CTA’ of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. It is also anticipated that there will be closer working between the two bodies in policy matters and CPD offerings.

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The benefits

The main benefits of the joint programme to both students and employers is the reduction in study time, letting students qualify earlier and reducing overall costs. The credits available will ensure that students will still cover the full CA and CTA syllabus but with a reduction in overlap when compared to sitting the qualifications individually.

Two qualifications achieved in one joint programme:

  • Reduced time
  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced syllabus overlap
  • Become a specialist in tax and accountancy
  • Become dual qualified within 3 and a half years

The FAQs below are designed to answer any initial questions you may have as a member or as a current ITP student. Please contact us should you need more information.

If you are a current CA ITP member, or an ITP tax affiliate member:

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If you are a current CA ITP student:

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