The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria started on February 4, 1982 as an Association of Tax Administrators and Practitioners (ATP). ThereaGer, it transformed into Nigeria Institute of Taxation, which was formally launched on February 21, 1982 and statutorily recognized on May 6, 1987 as a company Limited by Guarantee.

The Institute was chartered by the Federal Government of Nigeria by the enabling Act No. 76 of 1992 (now CITN Act, CAP C10, Vol. 2, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004) and was charged with the responsibility, among others, of regulating and controlling the practice of the tax profession in its entire ramifications and also determining what standards of knowledge and skills are to be attained by persons seeking to become professional Tax Practitioners or Administrators.

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  • EDUCATION RESPONSIBILITY
  • THE CHARTER
  • TRAINING OBJECTIVES
  • STRATEGIC FOCUS

EDUCATION COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITY

Continuous education of its members on topical fiscal policy issues within the global economic context is one of the key responsibilities of the Institute. Pursuant to this, Council of the Institute set up the Education Committee and charged it with the responsibility of fulfilling this mandate.

The Committee has over the years organized various training programmes with sundry topics covering core areas of the profession particularly emerging trends in the tax system like Base Erosion and Profit ShiGing (BEPS), Transfer Pricing, taxation of e-commerce transactions, etc. In continuation of its mandate, the Committee further broadened the scope of its training programmes to capture issues with potential positive implications for sustainable economic development of the country at a time when non-oil revenue generation is the focus of the government.

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COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITY

The objective of the Committee, therefore, is to ensure that members' knowledge is updated to enhance professionalism in tax practice and administration, while certain programmes also have been put in place to enlighten the general public on taxation issues .

THE CHARTER OF THE INSTITUTE

The aims and objectives of the Institute as laid down in its charter (Act No. 76 of 1992), among others, are:-

  • To determine what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become registered members of the taxation profession;
  • To raise, maintain and regulate the standard of taxation practice amongst its members;
  • To promote professional ethics and efficiency in tax administration and practice; and
  • To encourage, promote and co-ordinate research for the advancement of taxation practice and administration in Nigeria.

Under the Act, the Institute is the only professional body empowered to regulate tax practice and administration in Nigeria and only its members can practise Taxation. The Act sets out the rules as regards membership, composition and officers of Council, etc.

CHARTER

MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME (MPTP)

The essence of MPTP is to continuously update and enhance the technical skills and competencies of the Tax Professional through training programmes provided at affordable fees.

The principal objectives of the 2019 Mandatory Professional Training Programme are as follows:

  • Provide access to continuous update of technical skills of Tax Professionals;
  • Enhance the productivity, efficiency and skills of members;
  • Keep members abreast of current developments in taxation;
  • Provide members with knowledge that will help them maintain and develop their expertise;
  • Encourage members to uphold ethical standards of the profession and employ an ethical approach to the discharge of their duties
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STRATEGIC FOCUS FOR 2019 MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME (MPTP)

The sustenance of Nigerian economy beyond oil is now focused on taxation, diversification and attraction of foreign investments. Amidst these events, the developments in global business environment pose a challenge to tax administration and enhance tax morality and transparency on the part of taxpayers and tax professionals.

The focus of the 2019 MPTP is on economic policy issues as they affect taxation, tax education and enlightenment of members on technical issues and management of their practice. Therefore, the MPTP topics have been carefully selected to achieve this objective. accompanied by English versions.

POLICY OF THE INSTITUTE FOR CREDIT HOURS


The following is policy of the Institute for Credit Hours:

1. Members without requisite 35 Credit Hours in previous year or a cumulative of 105 Credit Hours over previous 3 years will not be able to


  • a. Sign Student's registration form;
  • b. Sign new members' application form;
  • c. Apply for Practicing License;
  • d. Apply for Transfer to Fellow;
  • e. Sponsor Candidates for Council Election;
  • f. Nominate/contest for Council Election;
  • g. Be eligible for nomination into Committee or Sub-Committee of Council; and
  • h. Be eligible for nomination into EXCO or Committee or Sub- Committee of District Societies/Chapters of CITN;

2. Members who are deficient in the yearly requisite credit hours, are expected to make it up at the next available programme or attend a make- up training programme to be organized for that purpose to avoid sanctions. However, this will not qualify members for sponsoring Candidates to Council if it is done less than 3 months to the date of sponsoring.

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The Institute’s courses have been structured in such a way that will technically and professionally equip participants to face the emerging challenges in tax practice and administration, using Information Technology (IT) as a tool. The adoption of this approach is intended to ensure that necessary and adequate data are fed through the information process to avoid unwarranted liabilities while ensuring adequate disclosure

ALLOCATION OF CREDIT HOURS

It is mandatory for every member of the Institute to attend and participate in Mandatory Professional Training Programme (MPTP) and other training programmes organized by the Institute.

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