About this site
Tax Guide for Students
Tax Guide for Students is a non-profit website set up by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) to provide tax information to students and their advisers.
This project has been created with the support of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as a non-commercial, educational venture. The following organisations have also endorsed the project and, to varying degrees, contributed to its development:
- the National Union of Students (NUS)
- the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA)
- the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)
- the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) – the UK’s leading tax professional body
- the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)
- the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).
Tax Guide for Students has been designed to be the single, authoritative guide on tax and related matters for students. As tax and technology is always changing, we welcome suggestions or comments on how to improve the website. Please send your thoughts to us via the Contact Us page.
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is an initiative of the Chartered Institute of Taxation to give a voice to the unrepresented. Since 1998, LITRG has been working to improve the policy and processes of the tax, tax credits and associated welfare systems for the benefit of those on low incomes. Everything we do is aimed at improving the tax and benefits experience of low income workers, pensioners, migrants, students, disabled people and carers.
LITRG works extensively with HM Revenue & Customs and other government departments, commenting on proposals and putting forward our own ideas for improving the system. Too often the tax and related welfare laws and administrative systems are not designed with the low-income user in mind and this often makes life difficult for those we try to help.
You can read more about LITRG's wider work on its main website, www.litrg.org.uk.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation
The CIOT is the leading body in the UK for taxation professionals dealing with all aspects of taxation. Its primary purpose is to promote education in taxation. One of its key aims is to achieve a more efficient and less complex tax system for all. Its comments and recommendations on tax issues are made solely in order to achieve this aim; it is an entirely apolitical organisation.
Membership of the CIOT is by examination with the CTA qualification being nationally recognised as the gold standard of UK taxation education. It supports its 18,000 members and 4,000 students throughout their tax careers, providing assistance through its London-based head office and worldwide network of 40 branches. The CIOT is a registered charity, number 1037771.
You can read more about the CIOT on its main website, www.tax.org.uk.