ATT Qualification

ATT Qualification

To complete the ATT Qualification, students must achieve:

  1. Passes in the two compulsory Certificate papers (Personal Taxation and Business Taxation)
  2. Passes in the three compulsory Computer Based Examinations (Law, Professional Responsiblities & Ethics and Principles of Accounting) 
  3. A Pass in any one of the other four Certificate papers (Business Compliance, Corporate Taxation, Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates or VAT)

All exam passes/exemptions must be simultaneously valid. The validity of the written papers is six sessions (three years) from the sitting they were passed at e.g. a paper passed at the May 2018 session will be valid up to and including the May 2021 session. Computer Based Exams are valid for nine exam sittings (four and a half years) from the nearest written exam session in which they were passed.

Prospectus and syllabus 

Download the prospectus and syllabus

Hear from past ATT students 

Listen to past ATT students share their experience of studying ATT here.

Fees for 2020

  • Registration: £160 (this is non-refundable unless your application is unsuccessful). Registration lasts for five years and cannot be renewed after that time. 
  • Exemptions: £165 for one of the written papers and £90 for the Law, Professional Responsibilities & Ethics and Principles of Accounting CBEs (further details can be found here).
  • Examinations:
  • £165 (additional fee for late examination entry: £100) 
  • £90 per CBE per sitting

ATT Membership

On achievement of the ATT Qualification and with two years' practical tax experience, students can apply for ATT membership. Members are entitled to use the designatory letters 'ATT' after their name and the descriptive title 'Taxation Technician'.

The careers section will give you an idea of where the qualification can take you.