• December 7, 2021
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The Malta Institute of Management (MIM), together with the Malta Academy for Taxation Studies are delighted to announce the successes achieved by students who sat ADIT exams in December 2021 delivered by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

Record number of students sit ADIT exams in 2021

17 Feb 2022

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is delighted that more students than ever sat ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) exams in the past 12 months.

A total of 1,126 students sat exams in 2021. This includes the latest cohort of successful students, graduates and award winners who sat during the December 2021 exam session. All exams in December 2021 were delivered remotely and taken online, with students sitting their exams in 62 countries.

629 students sat a total of 685 exams in December 2021, with 361 students passing at least one exam. A total of 95 students have joined the growing ranks of ADIT graduates by successfully completing their third ADIT module, including 14 who have achieved the distinction grade for excellence in their exams.

The ADIT qualification is now held by 1,550 tax practitioners in 86 countries and territories around the world, including nearly 300 who have chosen to subscribe with the CIOT as International Tax Affiliates.

CIOT President Peter Rayney said:

“We are really delighted with our efforts to make ADIT more accessible. We are seeing the huge benefits of online exams (with the option to sit the exams from home), online tuition, and the increase in tuition providers. All this has enabled students to both deepen and widen their tax knowledge, and helps ambitious people in their career progression.

“I offer my wholehearted congratulations to students around the world who have once again demonstrated the breadth and depth of emerging talent within the international tax profession by successfully passing their ADIT exams. This includes our newest group of award winners and nearly 100 new graduates who have completed the qualification in the latest December 2021 exam session.

“The ADIT qualification enables tax practitioners worldwide to develop and demonstrate their technical expertise and skills, for their own career benefit and the benefit of their employers, clients and the global tax community. Students across the world who have reach the standards required to pass their ADIT exams should feel tremendously proud of their accomplishments.

“We aim to support international tax professionals throughout their careers. To this end we invite new ADIT graduates to continue their relationship with us by subscribing as International Tax Affiliates of the CIOT. The Affiliate package features benefits, including access to an ever-increasing range of online events – the latest addition being our rollout of ADIT network webinars organised in partnership with our ADIT Champions.

“In addition to those completing the ADIT qualification, it is also my great pleasure to highlight the achievements of another nine students who have today completed the ACA CTA Joint Programme by virtue of passing one of the available ADIT options. We look forward to welcoming them as members of the CIOT.”

The following candidates will receive awards for their achievements in the December 2021 exams:

  • Helen Baird-Parker of London, UK, who is employed by HMRC, is awarded the Heather Self Medal for the best overall performance in Module 1 Principles of International Taxation.
  • Hugo Holmes of Bristol, UK, is awarded the Raymond Kelly Medal for the best overall performance in Module 2.09 United Kingdom option.
  • Nicole Kimberly Garcia of Doha, Qatar, who is employed by Deloitte, is awarded the Croner-i Prize for the best overall performance in Module 3.03 Transfer Pricing option.
  • Kieran Vassallo of Il-Mosta, Malta, who is employed by KPMG and sat Module 3.02 EU VAT option, is awarded the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Prize for the highest mark in Module 3 (All other options).

    Notes for editors

    There are two windows to sit ADIT exams every year, in June and December. The first CIOT ADIT exams were in 2004. More information about ADIT can be found here. The key benefits of gaining the ADIT qualification are that it is a global benchmark of quality and an independent means of demonstrating international tax knowledge and ability. Its portability is also attractive to students and employers and it is a demonstration of a student’s expertise in multiple countries and international tax subjects. The CIOT administers and awards ADIT students. Those who complete the ADIT are entitled to put the designatory letters ‘ADIT’ after their name and gain the opportunity to become an International Tax Affiliate of the CIOT.