Member / Student

There are two classes of membership: Fellow (FTIHK) and Associate (ATIHK). Membership is opened to applicants who have appropriate taxation experience and are members of such accountancy, legal or other professional bodies as recognized by the Council of the Institute. University graduates who have appropriate taxation experience and have completed the Institute's qualifying programme can also apply for membership. At present, the Institute has about 2700 members.

Notes for Completion of Application for Membership
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( a ) Tick the appropriate "Fellow" or "Associate" box as the applicant wishes to apply.
( b ) A candidate applying for "Fellow":
( i ) must be over 30 years of age;
( ii ) must have been an Associate of the Institute, or a full member of one of the accountancy bodies or other professional bodies as recognised by the Council for at least five years; and
( iii ) must prove to the satisfaction of the Council of his/her experience in the field of taxation for a period of not less than nine years.
( c ) A candidate applying for "Associate":
( i ) must be over 21 years of age;
( ii ) must pass such examination or examinations as may from time to time by bye-laws or otherwise prescribed by the Council or must have been a full member of one of the accountancy bodies or other professional bodies as recognised by the Council; and
( iii ) must prove to the satisfaction of the Council that he/she has not less than five years' experience in the field of taxation.
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Copies of professional and other certificates must be attached to this application (the originals must be produced if required).
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( a ) Fees must be enclosed with this application:
  Admission fee [note 3 (b)] Annual subscription [note 3 (c)] Total
Fellows HK$1,200 HK$1,200 HK$2,400
Associates HK$1,000 HK$1000 HK$2,000
( b ) An Associate admitted as a Fellow shall on such admission pay the sum of HK$400.
( c ) A full year's subscription (from 1 January to 31 December) shall be payable on admission unless the date of admission be later in any year than 30th June in which event only a half year subscription shall be payable.
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Members are liable for all subscriptions to the date of the surrender of the Certificate of Membership.
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The proposer and seconder must be members of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.
Notes to Application to Register as a Student
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A person who satisfies the following conditions may register as a Student of the Institute:
( i ) eighteen years of age or above, and
( ii ) being a holder of a university degree recognised by the Institute, or equivalent.
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At the discretion of the Institute's Council, a person may also register as a Student if he/she is 25 year of age or above and possesses not less than five years full-time experience in the field of taxation.
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Copies of ID and academic certificates (and letters of employment in the case of a Mature Student) must be attached to this application and will be kept by the Institute.
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Original ID and academic certificates (and letters of employment in the case of a Mature Student) must be produced at the time of submission of the application and shown to the staff of the Institute for verification.
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Fees to accompany with this application:
  Admission fee Annual subscription fee Total
Student HK$500 HK$500 HK$1,000
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A full year's subscription shall be paid unless the date of admission is later than the 31st date of August, in which case only 50% of the annual subscription fee is payable.
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The name of a Student whose annual subscription is 6 months in arrear will be removed from the Student Register and he/she will not be eligible to sit the Institute's Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination.
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If any applicant for Membership as an Associate satisfies the Council that he is a graduate of a University approved by the Council or that there are otherwise adequate grounds for special consideration, the Council may if in their absolute discretion they shall think fit reduce, but by not more than two years, the period of taxation experience required under the last preceding Article.
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