CTA license for South African institute

In an effort to develop the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) brand as a leading international standard in tax, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has licensed its ‘CTA’ designation to members of the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT).

This follows the granting of the same right to the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) and The Tax Institute (TTI) in Australia in 2012, and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK) in 2020.

Under the agreement, qualifying members of SAIT will be able to transition to Chartered Tax Adviser status, joining the existing 19,600 CIOT members, 5,800 TTI members, more than 5,500 ITI members and over 1,600 TIHK members who can already call themselves Chartered Tax Advisers.

Keith Engel, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Taxation, said: “SAIT and its members now have the international recognition we have worked so hard to obtain from our humble beginnings some 15 years ago. SAIT members with the Chartered Tax Adviser designation will now have the globally recognised status they deserve.”