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Technical Releases and representations

Technical Releases and representations: Taxation

On this page you can view a timeline of Technical Releases and representations on Taxation issued by the Institute, and information on how to find and obtain copies of these documents.
ICAEW has issued Technical Releases providing guidance to members on tax issues and representations on taxation matters since 1972. Following the creation of the Tax Faculty in 1991, Technical Releases on taxation have been issued by the faculty.



Technical Releases on aspects of taxation were issued as part of the numerical sequence of releases between 1972 and late 1991.


The Tax Faculty was established in 1991 and all Technical Releases issued on taxation matters since this date have been published by the faculty. The Tax Faculty is the focus within ICAEW for Chartered Accountants working in the area of tax. It is a centre for excellence and an authoritative voice for ICAEW on taxation matters. It makes representations to Government and other authorities, and public pronouncements on major tax issues. It is a free standing body with its own constitution within the institute.


From the start of 1992 the numerical sequence was replaced by named series, as detailed below. All Technical Releases issued since 1992 have been numbered sequentially in the year of publication prefixed by the name of the relevant series; for example, TAX 11/98 or TAXREP 7/02.


The first named series for Technical Releases was simply called TAX and covered releases on taxation issues published by the Tax Faculty from 1992 until the end of 1998.


Since 1 January 1999 Technical Releases providing ‘guidance and practical advice’ on taxation matters have been published in the TAXGUIDE (Tax Guidance Notes) series. The full text of many TAXguides can be accessed via the website. In addition, the Library & Information Service holds copies of all Technical Releases:

Between 1999 and 2015, ‘responses to consultation exercises by the revenue departments’ were published in the TAXREP (Tax Representations) series. Representations published in this series can be accessed online via the ICAEW Digital Archive. The Library & Information Service also holds print copies:

Since January 2016, tax representations have been published in the main ICAEW REP series. Representations on taxation matters published from that date onwards can be accessed via the tax representations listings on the website. Copies are also held by the Library & Information Service:

How can I get a copy of a Technical Release or representation?

New Technical Releases and representations, as well as some historical ones, are published in full text on the ICAEW website and can be downloaded free of charge.

Single copies of any historical Technical Releases or representations not available to download from the website may be ordered from the ICAEW Library & Information Service. Our standard document supply charges apply.

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