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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the ACA CTA Joint Programme, if you have a question that is not included here, contact us.

Taxation of Major Corporates route

Are there any learning materials for the new TMC paper?

Yes, there will be TMC learning materials. TMC will have specifically developed learning materials of a study manual, including a study guide. These materials will be in addition to the syllabus, skills development grid, sample exam papers, suggested answers and advice from the examiners. The learning materials are anticipated to be ready in autumn 2013 and will be available to be purchased online. Any student registered on the Joint Programme (and their employer) will automatically receive an update on availability, cost, and how to order the manual when it is available.  Any other interested parties are asked to contact the CIOT Education Team at education@ciot.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7340 0550 for details on how to order. 

Does passing an ADIT paper gain the ADIT qualification?

No. To gain the ADIT qualification students are required to register as an ADIT student and complete the requirements of this qualification. If a Joint Programme student chooses and passes an ADIT paper, it will count towards the ADIT qualification and will be valid for five years from the date of passing. If the ADIT qualification is not completed within this five year period, the student will have to sit the same paper again or another ADIT paper.

Is the TMC Paper available to all ACA and CTA students?

Currently the TMC paper will only be available to Joint Programme students. 

However, ACA and CTA students can join the Joint Programme if they meet the following conditions:

  • ACA students who have not completed the Advanced Level modules; or
  • CTA students who have not passed their two CTA Advisory Papers or the CTA Advanced Corporate Tax Advisory Paper.
When are the TMC exam sittings?

The Taxation of Major Corporates and ACA Advanced Level exam sessions take place at the same time, in July and November; therefore students will not be able to sit these exams during the same exam sitting. Students will sit this exam at ICAEW exam centres. Please note that this is a different schedule from the CTA exams which are sat in May and November.

When do students sit the TMC paper?

Students can sit the TMC Paper before completing the ACA Advanced Level. It is advised that the paper should not be attempted by anyone with less than two years corporate tax experience.

Why have we created the TMC Paper?

The TMC Paper is intended to appeal to students who work in practices which service FTSE 350 or similar sized businesses. The syllabus has been developed jointly by ICAEW and CIOT to provide more focus for ICAEW Chartered Accountants who are advising major corporates on tax.

Taxation of Major Corporates route

Are there any learning materials for the new TMC paper?

Yes, there will be TMC learning materials. TMC will have specifically developed learning materials of a study manual, including a study guide. These materials will be in addition to the syllabus, skills development grid, sample exam papers, suggested answers and advice from the examiners. The learning materials are anticipated to be ready in autumn 2013 and will be available to be purchased online. Any student registered on the Joint Programme (and their employer) will automatically receive an update on availability, cost, and how to order the manual when it is available.  Any other interested parties are asked to contact the CIOT Education Team at education@ciot.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7340 0550 for details on how to order. 

Does passing an ADIT paper gain the ADIT qualification?

No. To gain the ADIT qualification students are required to register as an ADIT student and complete the requirements of this qualification. If a Joint Programme student chooses and passes an ADIT paper, it will count towards the ADIT qualification and will be valid for five years from the date of passing. If the ADIT qualification is not completed within this five year period, the student will have to sit the same paper again or another ADIT paper.

Is the TMC Paper available to all ACA and CTA students?

Currently the TMC paper will only be available to Joint Programme students. 

However, ACA and CTA students can join the Joint Programme if they meet the following conditions:

  • ACA students who have not completed the Advanced Level modules; or
  • CTA students who have not passed their two CTA Advisory Papers or the CTA Advanced Corporate Tax Advisory Paper.
When are the TMC exam sittings?

The Taxation of Major Corporates and ACA Advanced Level exam sessions take place at the same time, in July and November; therefore students will not be able to sit these exams during the same exam sitting. Students will sit this exam at ICAEW exam centres. Please note that this is a different schedule from the CTA exams which are sat in May and November.

When do students sit the TMC paper?

Students can sit the TMC Paper before completing the ACA Advanced Level. It is advised that the paper should not be attempted by anyone with less than two years corporate tax experience.

Why have we created the TMC Paper?

The TMC Paper is intended to appeal to students who work in practices which service FTSE 350 or similar sized businesses. The syllabus has been developed jointly by ICAEW and CIOT to provide more focus for ICAEW Chartered Accountants who are advising major corporates on tax.