Accreditation Progression


Accreditation – a mark of recognition across the profession – is based on both qualifications and practical tax experience. Tax professionals have a choice of three categories to reflect their professional stature and two specialisations to highlight their area(s) of expertise.

To be eligible for admission and/ or an upgrade to an Accredited Tax Advisor, Accredited Tax Practitioner or Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional), the corresponding requirements are as follows:

Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA)

Specialisation  Practical Experience    Qualifications
Income Tax ≥ 5 years of income tax experience AND  Advanced Tax Programme (Executive Programme Level III) by the Tax Academy of Singapore 
GST ≥ 5 years of GST experience Advanced GST Programme (Executive Programme Level III) by the Tax Academy of Singapore
Income Tax & GST ≥ 5 years of experience in each specialisation Fulfil the qualifications for both ATA (Income Tax) and ATA (GST)

Accredited Tax Practitioner (ATP)

 Specialisation  Practical Experience    Qualifications
Income Tax  ≥ 3 years of income tax experience  
 AND 
Any one or more of the following qualifications:

  1. Tax Academy's Executive Tax Programme Level II (Income Tax - Business and Corporate)
  2. ISCA ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation
  3. CPA Australia's Singapore Taxation exam
  4. Both ACCA's "(F6) Taxation" and "(P6) Advanced Taxation" modules
    (ACCA certification completed overseas is not accepted as F6 and P6 are local-based modules.)
 GST  ≥ 3 years of GST experience Executive Tax Programme Level II (GST) by the Tax Academy of Singapore
 Income Tax & GST  ≥ 3 years of experience in each specialisation Fulfil the qualifications for both ATP (Income Tax) and ATP (GST)

Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional) (PTP)

 Specialisation  Practical Experience    Qualifications
Income Tax  ≥ 3 years of income tax experience  
 OR 
Any one or more of the following qualifications:

  1. Tax Academy's Executive Tax Programme Level II (Income Tax - Business and Corporate)
  2. ISCA ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation
  3. CPA Australia's Singapore Taxation exam
  4. Both ACCA's "(F6) Taxation" and "(P6) Advanced Taxation" modules 
    (ACCA certification completed overseas is not accepted as F6 and P6 are local-based modules.)
 GST  ≥ 3 years of GST experience Executive Tax Programme Level II (GST) by the Tax Academy of Singapore
 Income Tax & GST  ≥ 3 years of experience in each specialisation Fulfil the qualifications for both PTP (Income Tax) and PTP (GST)


Relevant approved practical experience would include income tax or GST experience, or both as the case may be gained in academia, commerce, industry, public practice and the public sector. The years of experience may be concurrent.

Tax professionals who hold memberships in relevant organisations and/or have passed relevant examinations and/or have acquired relevant approved practical experience may apply for admission as an Accredited Tax Advisor, Accredited Tax Practitioner or an Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional).

All applications subject to the Board's approval. The Board's decision is final.

Have qualifications that differ from the above and wish to be accredited? Call SIATP at 6749 8060 or email enquiry@siatp.org.sg and talk to our friendly team today!

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