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HMRC launches international tax training programmes

HMRC has announced details of 2 international training programmes for tax professionals.

Commonwealth flags outside the HMRC headquarters in London (© Crown copyright, Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

The programmes, which are run by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on behalf of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), begin in May 2014 and include both online and residential elements.

Specifically tailored for senior managers and for tax auditors and inspectors, the programme includes the following two courses.

Achieving Management Potential (AMP). The programme will develop your

  • personal leadership and management skills
  • strategic vision
  • knowledge of the latest worldwide tax administration trends

Commonwealth Tax Inspectors Course (CTIC). The programme is will benefit

  • officers or trainers involved in audit or compliance work
  • those who want to improve their compliance investigation skills
  • those involved in the training or management of new appointees in this field

Who can apply?

CATA programmes are created with Commonwealth member countries in mind but delegates from non Commonwealth countries are welcomed, subject to availability of places.

In recent years the programmes have welcomed delegates from a host of African and Asian countries including

  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Namibia
  • Cameroon
  • Malawi
  • Pakistan
  • Malaysia
  • Ghana
  • Rwanda
  • Nigeria
  • Sri Lanka
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho.

What do the programmes involve?

  • a carefully structured online preparatory course conducted by email
  • an intensive 6 week residential component held in the UK
  • world class resources accessed through workshops, presentations, seminars and other interactive learning events

The application process

The next AMP and CTIC online programmes start in May 2014, but the application process starts soon – countries will need to secure funding for participants and confirm their names by 28 March 2014.

Visit the HMRC website for more information, or contact Programme Manager Danny Pedley via

Published 25 February 2014