ADIT - Advanced Diploma in International Taxation

What is ADIT?

ADIT is an internationally recognised qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) that sets a global benchmark in international tax expertise. It is suitable for all professionals who want to gain more confidence in international tax knowledge and skills and need to understand various taxation systems.

Why do ADIT?

  • Global benchmark and international recognition - Holders of the Diploma are entitled to use the designatory letters “ADIT” after their name and may apply to become an „International Tax Affiliate of the CIOT“
  • Complementary qualification - upgrades your domestic studies or relevant Masters level degree
  • Enhances your career, knowledge and your team’s reputation

Why study ADIT with the Academy?

  • The Academy have many years of experience in teaching professional qualifications. We are currently providing training programmes of 6 global professional bodies.
  • More than 1500 students per year are attending the Academy courses.
  • Our tutors are our greatest asset. All professionals in their field with strong academic background and practical experience.
  • Our students get full admin support from the Academy. 

Training course content: 

Paper 1

Principles of International Taxation

This paper is based on the OECD Model Convention, and is compulsory for all candidates. The focus is on key issues such as Principles of International Tax Law, Residence, Double Taxation Conventions and Treaty interpretation, transfer pricing, the work of the OECD and international tax avoidance

Paper 2

Advanced International Taxation: Transfer Pricing option

This paper covers the fundamentals of transfer pricing based on the OECD model. The paper will focus on transfer pricing methods, the arm’s length principle, comparability, compliance issues and avoiding double taxation and dispute resolution.

Paper 3

Advanced International Taxation: EU VAT option

This paper examines the European Union Law on Value Added Tax (VAT) which governs the VAT system in all Member States. The paper includes the fundamental concepts of EU Law, the provisions of the Principal VAT Directive and other EU VAT legislation, and the application of EU Law by the Court of Justice in decided case.

Course fee (per Paper)  
Standard Registration 1590 EUR + VAT
Registration fee (valid for 5 years) 210 GBP
Exam fee (per paper) 195 GBP

Course fee includes:

  • 8 x 4-hour live online worshops
  • 2-day revision/exam face to face course
  • 2-hour individual session/consultation - based on an agreement with tutor
  • Study materials 
  • Mock exam marked by our dedicated tutor, including feedback and recommendation

Dates (Paper 1) 2020

Live online webinar I./Deadline for exam registration 16 September
Live online webinar II. 23 September
Live online webinar III. 30 September
Live online webinar IV. 7 October
Live online webinar V. 14 October
Live online webinar VI. 20 October
Live online webinar VII. 27 October
Live online webinar VIII. 3 November
2-day revision/exam face to face course 19-20 November

Official ADIT Exam


James Ryan AITI, CTA, ADIT, BA (Hons.) is a Chartered Tax Advisor and a member of the Irish Tax Institute. He also holds the specialised Advanced Diploma in International Taxation from the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK). 

He has developed and delivers the content for the ADIT for PWC Dubai including the Principles of International Taxation and International Transfer Pricing. 

James has broad experience in advising personal and corporate clients in business and finance, has developed strong business and advisory relationships within the Banking, Legal, Pensions and Financial Industries. His background in financial services combined with his tax expertise gives him a holistic understanding of the interchange between finance planning and tax. This ensures astute and maximised application of tax allowances delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients.

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