Get involved

Volunteer participation and engagement has been at the core of the Institute since its foundation – it goes to the heart of who we are.

 

We invite you to get involved by...

Joining one of our dedicated technical committees

Our committees are vital to achieving our vision of a strong, informed and engaged tax community. We are always looking for new perspectives and fresh ideas.

On the national level,  you have the opportunity to be involved with committees dealing with a range of important technical matters across the tax landscape, including:

  • Large Business and International (LBI)
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)
  • GST
  • FBT and Employment Taxes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Superannuation
  • Not-for-profit
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Taxation of Individuals

Committees are comprised of members who are experts on the particular area. Our committee members lead the development of our policy positions by contributing to our submissions to the Government and its agencies, and by representing the Institute in consultations with key stakeholders. 

Membership of our national technical and state tax committees is reviewed annually. 

Closer to home, our state committees deal with topics unique to each state. Our committee members lead the development of our policy positions by contributing to our submissions to the Government and its agencies, and by representing the Institute in consultations with key stakeholders.  You can get involved with committees in:

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Membership of our state tax committees is reviewed annually. 

From time to time, we form a subcommittee of members to discuss their views and experiences with a particular topic or issue, with a view to making a submission or engaging in a consultation with the Government or related bodies.

Unlike technical committees, each subcommittee is formed for specific issues or submissions and do not require long-term commitment from participating members. 

If you're interested in being part of these committees, we'll reach out to you when your expertise is in need.


 

Developing expert resources and thought leadership

When our members share their expertise, our entire community becomes stronger. Working with our Publishing and Tax Policy and Advocacy teams, you'll be contributing to a shared knowledge-base that keep our profession vibrant.

Develop and build your professional profile in the tax community by contributing to our journals. Your contribution to the latest insight and analysis on relevant and timely issues is welcomed.

Our journals include:

  • Taxation in Australia - a monthly publication featuring thought leadership on topical issues in tax
  • The Tax Specialist - specialist, highly technical analysis and deep dive explorations of tax issues
  • Australian Tax Forumprestigious quarterly journal with the objective of providing discussion on issues in tax policy, law and reform amongst tax professionals

The Tax Institute aims to be at the forefront of the development of tax policy and administration. The Government, ATO and state revenue offices regularly call for submissions on new laws, law interpretation and administrative practices.

You'll work alongside our Tax Policy and Advocacy team to assist in building a better tax system and speaking up for the profession through these technical submissions.

TaxVine is our weekly member newsletter with feature articles authored by experienced members on trending issues or topics, alongside news and updates concerning all areas of tax.

If you have a perspective to share on a topic impacting the profession today, contributing to TaxVine is one of the best ways to share your thoughts with fellow practitioners.

We regularly publish thought leadership articles and blog posts, as well as other tools and resources to help members stay abreast of the latest tax developments and assist with their daily activities. 

Created by members and the Tax Policy & Advocacy team these resources provide guidance and analysis on technical topics and issues faced by our members.


 

Helping us educate tax professionals at all levels

Including structured programs and single subjects, The Tax Institute Higher Education supports lifelong learning in tax.

We care deeply about producing first-class tax professionals that provide technically sound advice, act ethically and demonstrate integrity. In order to do so, we strive to successfully combine expertise from our practitioners alongside rigorous academic design, to enable our candidates to instantly apply learnings to their day-to-day practice. The quality of our contributors relies heavily on the quality of our contributors; those that help teach the topics and subjects, the individuals who keep the study material relevant and technically accurate, as well as those who help with the assessment process (including exams).

The programs and subjects are delivered end-to-end through an online learning platform, so you don’t even need to leave your seat to give back to the tax community. Our purpose is to educate the future of the tax profession, and you can get involved in a variety of ways: 

  • Subject convenor: Provide a technical overview of your chosen subject/s and respond to candidate questions. 
  • Lecturer: Choose a relevant topic that you’re passionate about to present to candidates. 
  • Group leader (CTA3 Advisory only): Act as a specialist tax practitioner, leading discussion groups in your area of specialisation.
  • Content writer: Review, amend and update the study material for technical accuracy.
  • Examiners:  Write and mark assignment and exam questions. If you’re a CTA3 examiner, you will also conduct the oral presentations.
  • Trial sitter: Sit the exam before candidates, to ensure our assessment practices are fair, valid, and reliable. 

All of our contributors, academic and practitioner, are modestly compensated for their involvement in the design and delivery of The Tax Institute Higher Education Programs.


 

Contributing to leading CPD events and valuable member engagement

The Tax Institute offers a broad range of events and opportunities across Australia. Our events are where the profession comes together to learn, connect and excel.

From flagship events like The Tax Summit to local tax clubs, there are numerous committees and working groups dedicated to delivering the highest quality professional development for members and the tax profession more broadly.

Our CPD committees require different skills, experience and technical expertise, including:

  • Developing technical programs
  • Sourcing speakers
  • Reviewing technical papers
  • Chairing sessions

If your passion is professional development, this is a great way to share your knowledge and get involved.

Lights, camera, action!

Our CPD events are opportunities for tax professionals to showcase their technical knowledge of topics both new and old. If you're an expert on your chosen topic and want to build your profile as a speaker, consider presenting at our events.

If you are interested in taking a more active role in strengthening local member engagement, satisfaction and value then look no further. Be part of a thriving local tax community that supports members to connect, engage and learn.


 

As a member, we encourage you to get involved and experience the goodness that comes with being part of our volunteer community.

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