As part of our training scheme, employees under the tax department may choose the SiATP route as part of their post-graduate qualification.

On 27 August 2009, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Minister Of State For Trade And Industry And Manpower announced that ISCA, in collaboration with the Tax Academy of Singapore, will be setting up an accreditation body for local tax professionals.

Accreditation of tax professionals is envisaged to raise standards of tax practice in Singapore through:

  1. Robust admission requirements which include pre-qualifying professional and practical tax experience and the need to complete and pass a standard exam; and
  2. A requirement to complete a minimum number of Continuing Professional Education hours annually.

As a result of the above initiative, the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited (SIATP) was incorporated in January 2010. Applicants to SIATP are awarded one of the following three designations: Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA), Accredited Tax Practitioner (ATP) and Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional).

The SIATP strives to be the institute for tax professionals – one which embodies excellence in standards, professional conduct and tax practice.

Through various focused initiatives and programmes:

  • The accredited tax professional, will be sought-after by employers and organisations because he/she who stands out as one who possesses a higher level of confidence of his/her tax standards, and upholds a level of professional conduct that is respected and trusted.
  • The SIATP is seen as an established ‘go-to’ national institute for matters concerning the tax profession.
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An overview of all the information you will need to successfully get accreditation as a SiATP member:

Designation Specialisation Practical Experience AND/OR Examinations
Accredited Tax
Advisor (ATA)
Income Tax ≥ 5 years of income tax experience AND To be an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax), the qualifying examination that is recognised is the Advanced Tax Programme (Executive Programme Level III) by the Tax Academy of Singapore.
GST ≥ 5 years of GST experience To be an Accredited Tax Advisor (GST), the qualifying examination that is recognised is the Advanced GST Programme (Executive Programme Level III) by the Tax Academy of Singapore.
Income Tax & GST ≥ 5 years of experience
in each specialisation
(the period may be concurrent)
For income tax specialisation, the qualifying examination is the Advanced Tax Programme (Executive Programme Level III) by the Tax Academy of Singapore.

For GST specialisation, the qualifyingexamination is the Advanced GST Programme (Executive Programme Level III)by the Tax Academy of Singapore.

Accredited Tax Practitioner
(ATP)
Income Tax ≥ 3 years of income tax experience AND To be an Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax), the qualifying examinations that are recognised are:

  1. Tax Academy’s Executive Tax Programme Level II (Income Tax – Business and Corporate); or
  2. CPA Australia’s “Singapore Taxation: Policy, Law and Application” module; or
  3. Both ACCA’s “(F6) Taxation” and “(P6) Advanced Taxation” modules (ACCA certification completed overseas is notaccepted as F6 and P6 are local-based modules);
  4. ISCA Professional Examination’s Taxation module*; or
  5. ISCA ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation

To be an Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST), the qualifying examination that is recognised is the Executive Tax Programme Level II (GST) by the Tax Academy of Singapore.

GST ≥ 3 years of GST experience
Income Tax & GST ≥ 3 years of experience
in each specialisation.
(the period may be concurrent)
Accredited Tax Practitioner
(Provisional)
(PTP)
Income Tax ≥ 3 years of income tax experience OR To be an Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional-Income Tax), the qualifying examinations that are recognised are:

  1. Tax Academy’s Executive Tax Programme Level II (Income Tax – Business and Corporate); or
  2. CPA Australia’s “Singapore Taxation: Policy, Law and Application” module; or
  3. Both ACCA’s “(F6) Taxation” and “(P6) Advanced Taxation” modules (ACCA certification completed overseas is notaccepted as F6 and P6 are local-based modules); or
  4. ISCA Professional Examination’s Taxation module*;or
  5. ISCA ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation

To be an Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional-GST), the qualifying examination that is recognised is the Executive Tax Programme Level II (GST) by the Tax Academy of Singapore.

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