Member / Student and Graduate

There are three classes of membership: Fellow (FTIHK), Associate (ATIHK) and Affiliates. Membership is open to applicants who have appropriate taxation experience and are members of one of the accountancy or other professional bodies recognised by the Council of the Institute. University graduates who have appropriate taxation experience and have completed the Institute’s Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination can also apply for membership. At present, the Institute has about 3,000 members.

 

How to register as a TIHK Member / Student


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You can also download the membership application form here:
  • FM01 Application for Membership
  • FM02 Application for Advancement to Fellow Membership
  • FM05 TIHK Application for Membership – Endorsement Form (Applicable to Online Application only)
  • SM01 Application to Register as a Student

Returning Applicants


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Please click the above button for the following actions:
  • View “Summary of Application”
  • Upload supporting documents
  • Amend your application (You will not be able to amend your application after submission)
  • Settle the payments for membership application
After clicking the button, please input your email address and the verification code generated from the system. You will then be able to access your application.
Important Notes:
  • The Institute reserves the right to use the data so collected for statistical research and analysis, providing members’ services and for other internal uses. All information collected shall not be disclosed to third party without the consent of the applicant, except for the purposes stated above. Appropriate measures will be taken by the Institute to safeguard data security. However, your attention is drawn to the exemptions under Part B of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486 of the laws of Hong Kong) under which the Institute may disclose your data without complying with the data protection principles.
  • In case of any dispute, the Institute reserves the right of final arbitration.

Fellow Membership

  • must be aged 30 years or above;
  • must have been an Associate of the Institute, or a full member of one of the accountancy bodies or other professional bodies recognised by the Council for at least five years; and
  • must have proved to the satisfaction of the Council that he/she has had not less than seven years’ experience in the field of taxation, and that he/she is a fit and proper person to be admitted as a Fellow as to his/her general character and suitability.

Associate Membership

  • must be aged 21 years or above;
  • must have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from a university or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Council;
  • must have passed such examination or examinations as may from time to time by bye-laws or otherwise be prescribed by the Council, or must have been a full member of one of the accountancy bodies or other professional bodies recognised by the Council; and
  • must have proved to the satisfaction of the Council that he/she has had not less than three years’ experience in the field of taxation, and that he/she is a fit and proper person to be admitted as an Associate as to his/her general character and suitability.

Affiliate Membership

  • must be aged 21 years or above;
  • must have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from a university or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Council;
  • must have passed such examination or examinations as may from time to time by bye-laws or otherwise be prescribed by the Council, or must have been a full member of one of the accountancy bodies or professional bodies recognised by the Council; and
  • must have proved to the satisfaction of the Council that he/she is a fit and proper person to be admitted as an Affiliate as to his/her general character and suitability.

Registered Student

  • is aged 18 years or above; and
  • holds a university degree or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Council; or
  • has completed or has been fully exempted from the examinations offered by the Hong Kong Association of Accounting Technicians; or
  • is studying in an accountancy or business related undergraduate programme in a university recognised by the Council.

Fellow / Associate / Affiliate Membership

You should prepare the following scanned documents and credit card (for online credit card payment) before submitting your membership application:

  1. Certificate of all professional qualifications*
  2. HKID card / PRC ID card / passport*
  3. For credit card payment, a credit card (VISA / MasterCard) capable to support online payment in HKD

*The scanned documents should be in PDF/JPEG format with maximum size at 2MB. Copies in both black & white and color are accepted.

You may be required to present the originals for verification.

Important Note for Application of Fellow/Associate/Affiliate Membership:

Endorsement from the Institute’s member(s) is required in the membership application. Please upload the signed endorsement form to the Institute’s website within one month from day of creating your account. Otherwise your saved records (including any uploaded supporting documents) would be removed.

  • FM05 TIHK Application for Membership – Endorsement Form (Applicable to Online Application only)

Registered Student

You should prepare the following scanned documents and credit card (for online credit card payment) before submitting your application for student registration:

  1. Certificate of all academic and/or professional qualifications*
  2. HKID card / PRC ID card / passport*
  3. Letters of employment in the case of a mature student
  4. For credit card payments, a credit card (VISA / MasterCard) capable to support online payment in HKD

*The scanned documents should be in PDF/JPEG format with maximum size at 2MB. Copies in both black & white and color are accepted.

You may be required to present the originals for verification.

Fellow Membership

Admission fee Annual registration fee Total
HK$1,200 HK$1,200 HK$2,400
  • A full year membership fee (from 1 January to 31 December) shall be payable on admission unless the date of admission is later than 30 June in the year of application, in which case only a half year membership fee shall be payable.

Associate / Affiliate Membership

Admission fee Annual registration fee Total
HK$1,000 HK$1,000 HK$2,000
  • An Associate admitted as a Fellow shall on such admission pay a fee of HK$400.
  • A full year membership fee (from 1 January to 31 December) shall be payable on admission unless the date of admission is later than 30 June in the year of application, in which case only a half year membership fee shall be payable.

Registered Student

Admission fee Annual registration fee Total
HK$500 HK$500 HK$1,000
  • The name of a Student whose annual registration fee is six months in arrear will be removed from the Student Register and he/she will not be eligible to sit for the Institute’s Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination.