ITP – ICAS Tax Professional qualification

Designed for any tax professional working in a tax compliance or advisory role, the ICAS Tax Professional qualification ensures that you have the correct depth of tax knowledge and skills to work in a mixed client environment.

  • Syllabus and examination covers all three key UK tax topics
  • Candidates completing the qualification will hold the designated letters “ITP”
  • Successful candidates will be awarded affiliation status to the ICAS

Registration

Prospective candidates should contact ICAS to register for the qualification and to apply for exemptions based on any existing qualifications. Please visit the ICAS website  for more information.

About the ICAS Tax Professional qualification

ICAS, the Professional Body of Chartered Accountants, is the world's first professional body of accountants. The ICAS Tax Professional qualification was introduced in 2011 and is designed for any tax professional working in a compliance or advisory role. The syllabus and examination covers all three key UK tax topics and ensures you have a depth of tax knowledge and skills required of a tax professional working in a mixed client environment.

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Ready to register?

Contact ICAS to register for the qualification and to apply for exemptions based on any existing qualifications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What ITP papers do I need to sit for the standalone qualification?

The first level consists of three papers covering Principles of Taxation, Financial Accounting and Business Law. The second level covers Taxation of Individuals, Taxation of Companies and Indirect Taxation. The third level is made up of a Test of Professional Tax Expertise.

What does the dual qualification entail?

The dual qualification takes the existing three levels of the CA qualification and additionally requires candidates to pass a Principles of Tax paper at the Test of Competence level, and the Taxation of Individuals, Taxation of Companies and Indirect Taxation papers.

The examination is modular, but can I sit all the papers together?

For the standalone qualification, the papers can be sat in any order, and either at one time or across several sittings. Both ICAS and Tolley can advise you on the best ways to approach these.

Am I allowed to take certain publications into the examination?

You can take the following publications into the room with you: Tolley’s Yellow Tax Handbook and Tolley’s Orange Tax Handbook. Alternatively, you can bring CCH Editions Ltd Tax Statutes and Instruments including the Index Volume.

For more details, visit the ICAS website at www.icas.org.uk.