Welcome to The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers

Founded as a Guild in 1995 by some leading members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers became the 107th livery company of the City of London in 2005, and was granted a Royal Charter in 2009. Its members are all current or former tax practitioners, including Chartered Tax Advisers, accountants, lawyers and tax officials, and the Company complements the activities of the professional bodies involved in tax.

Under its motto Veritas Caritas Comitas (Truth Charity Fellowship) the Company’s primary aims are:
·    to enhance the standing of the profession of tax adviser in the City of London,
·    to support the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation,
·    to support and fund charitable and benevolent causes, and
·    to promote fellowship among tax advisers.

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The Company plays a full role in the City and is a member of the Financial Services Group of Livery Companies. Before each of the Lord Mayor’s overseas visits, the Company provides a tax briefing to assist discussions with overseas business people, officials and Government ministers.  

Through the Tax Advisers’ Charitable Trust (TACT), the Company supports TaxAid and TaxHelp for Older People, two charities which provide help with tax problems to people who cannot afford a tax adviser. TACT also donates to a number of charitable causes within the City and in the less well-off adjoining areas. The Company administers the Tax Advisers’ Benevolent Fund.

The Company organises a full programme of formal dinners and lunches, as well as a variety of informal social activities. The Company has established affiliations with the Royal Navy minehunter HMS Bangor, with 101 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, with the Army Cadet Force, City of London and North-East Sector and with St John Ambulance Cadets (Westminster Unit); links which are much valued by members.