CTA RESULTS: A COMPARISON BETWEEN JULY 2019 AND JANUARY 2020

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Wednesday 22nd January 2020 was a significant date for those tax professionals eagerly awaiting their CTA results. The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) announced that from the 1,528 candidates that sat the examinations, 224 successfully completed all CTA exams. Included in this were 54 on the ACA CTA Joint Programme and 34 who now fully completed the ATT CTA Tax Pathway by passing the CTA element.

 

Comparing this to the previous results that were announced in July 2019, from a total of 1,526 individuals, 132 successfully completed all the CTA exams. Included were 30 candidates on the ACA CTA Joint Programme and 23 who fully completed the Tax Pathway by passing the CTA element.

Below sees a further breakdown and comparison of these results by examination:

Advanced Technical – January 2020

Paper

Total Sitting Exam

Candidates Passed

Pass Rate

Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses

697

264

38%

Domestic Indirect Taxation

57

15

26%

Inheritance Tax, Trusts and Estates

93

42

45%

Human Capital Taxes

42

22

52%

Taxation of Individuals

435

222

51%

Cross-Border Indirect Taxation

58

35

60%

Taxation of Major Corporates

258

162

63%

 

To view results for the Advanced Technical - June 2019, click here >>

Awareness – January 2020

152 candidates passed this paper out of a total of 228 sitting the examination. A pass rate of 67%.

Awareness – June 2019

139 candidates passed this paper out of a total of 182 sitting the examination. A pass rate of 76%.

 

Application and Professional Skills – January 2020

Paper

Total Sitting Exam

Candidates Passed

Pass Rate

Taxation of Individuals

52

32

62%

Taxation of Larger Companies and Groups

53

27

51%

Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses

216

118

55%

Human Capital Taxes

27

14

52%

VAT & Other Indirect Taxes

17

11

65%

Inheritance Tax, Trust & Estates

47

25

53%

 

To view results for the Application and Professional Skills – July 2019, click here >>

In summary, highlighted in green are those exams that saw an increase in pass rate, whereas those highlighted in red saw a decrease. Some notable papers to mention were Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses, Domestic Indirect Taxation and Taxation of Individuals which saw differences of 7%, 16% and 14% retrospectively. However, overall, the number of individuals who successfully became fully qualified increased by 92.

Pro-Tax would like to wish a huge congratulations to those who received the exam results they were hoping for - it’s a great achievement and a huge weight off your shoulders! Aside from enjoying your evenings and weekends, the benefits of being a Chartered Tax Adviser will soon be seen. If you need career advice around next steps after CTA or salary advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For those of you who didn’t get the results they were hoping for, don’t panic or stress. This is a perfect time to reflect, dust yourself off and get ready to smash the exams next time round! If you are not receiving the support you need for your qualification, we are also here to help.

 

For more information on this article or for help with the next steps after your CTA results, contact Dominic Watt on 020 7269 6310 or dominic.watt@pro-tax.co.uk.