The Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination consists of five papers, and the examination syllabuses are reviewed annually by the Institute. The latest syllabuses of the respective Papers are as follows:

Foundation Level
Paper 1 - Accounting & Finance
Professional Level
Paper 2 - Hong Kong Tax
Paper 3 - International Tax
Paper 4 - PRC Tax
Paper 5 - Advanced Taxation Practice


Important Notes:

  • There is a 3-hour written examination for each paper.
  • Except for Paper 4, all papers are written and to be answered in English. The questions for Paper 4 are written and to be answered in Chinese.
  • A pass in a paper remains valid for five years only.
  • The Institute will send the supplementary information and examination preparatory advice to candidates for the CTA Examination after the enrollment period.