Tax Consultant

Competent Authority

The Irish Tax Institute is the representative and educational body for Ireland’s AITI Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) and is the only professional body exclusively dedicated to tax.

A Tax Consultant is listed by the European Commission as a regulated profession in Ireland for the purposes of Directive 2005/36/EC (on the recognition of professional qualifications).

How to apply for membership as a Tax Consultant with the Irish Tax Institute 

Applicants for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) programme must hold, an honours degree (Level 8 of the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent.

Applicants who do not hold a Level 8 qualification or equivalent may be considered on a case-by-case basis, through the recognition of prior learning.

Full entry requirements and exemptions can be found here

Mutual Recognition of professional qualifications for EU Tax Consultants 

If you hold a professional tax qualification from another body within the European Union, you may be eligible to apply to the Irish Tax Institute for mutual recognition under the European Directive 2005/36/EC.

For further information please refer to the Irish Tax Institute's website or contact the Senior Manager of Professional Education.

Fees and Application

• Six-month subscription as a new Associate member: €165
• One-off enrolment fee: €170

You can apply online for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) programme by clicking here and completing the relevant procedures. The Irish Tax Institute aims to respond to applications within 2-3 working days.

Relevant  legislation applicable

European Communities (General System for the Recognition of Higher Education Diplomas) Regulations

Online Registration

Contact Details

Irish Tax Institute, South Block, Longboat Quay, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 6631700


Information correct at time of publishing, please contact the competent authority for further information.