ICAS Tax Policy Positions: The ICAS role

Tax policies

ICAS has a public interest remit – a duty to act not only for its members but for the wider public good. Our technical experts work in a positive and constructive manner to advise policy makers on legislation and to raise issues of importance to our members, individual taxpayers and business alike.

Taxation is one such area of importance and ICAS has contributed, and will continue to contribute, to tax policy in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

The Tax Board’s objectives in establishing its policy positions are to:

  • act in the public interest;
  • provide constructive input to the authorities; and
  • represent ICAS members, affiliates and students’ interests.

We see flaws in the UK tax system which is overly complicated, citizens cannot easily see what they are contributing, and there is a sense of unfairness. Our ICAS tax policies are aimed at addressing these issues.

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