About Us

The Tax Institute was born in 1943, when inspiration struck a Sydney accountant named Harold Irving. He decided to try and improve the position of tax agents, tax law and its administration.

Since then, Australia's tax system has changed greatly. Likewise, The Tax Institute has evolved, grown and become increasingly respected. Dynamic and responsive, the Institute has helped shape changes that benefit its members and the taxpaying community.

Collaboration is our cornerstone

Almost seven decades later, our values, friendships and the unselfish desire to learn from each other are central to our success. The Institute is known for its committed volunteers and the altruistic sharing of knowledge. Members are actively involved with the Institute, ensuring that the technical products and services on offer meet the varied needs of tax professionals.

Committed to the tax profession

Today we are Australia's leading professional association and educator in tax, with offices in most major cities. Focusing solely on tax, the Institute provides the best resources, education and networks. Our mission is to equip tax professionals with everything they need to demonstrate the highest level of expertise and increase the advancement of public knowledge and understanding.

We are also committed to propelling members into the future and onto the global stage with the introduction of the Chartered Tax Adviser designation.