Frequently Asked Questions


Have a question on SIATP, accreditation, payment or your professional designation? Scroll on down for your one-stop information. Call SIATP at 6749 8060 or email enquiry@siatp.org.sg if you need further assistance.


General

SIATP is known as 新加坡特许税务专业人士协会 in Mandarin.
SIATP continually explores new programmes, initiatives and strategic partnerships to enhance the benefits and privileges of all accredited tax professionals in order to stand out from competition and be recognised by the profession, the wider business community and the international audience. For the latest benefits and privileges, please click here.
Tax professionals may be recognised as an Accredited Tax Advisor, Accredited Tax Practitioner and
Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional) in any of two specialisations (Income Tax or GST) or both.
Please click here for the accreditation criteria.
Please click here for SIATP's Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. It was launched in 1 January 2011 and all accredited tax professionals must adhere to this Code.

Accreditation Application

SIATP welcomes any enquiries. To avoid disappointment, please make an appointment first. Please contact SIATP's Membership team at 6749 8060 (E: enquiry@siatp.org.sg).

Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) 9am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 6pm. The first appointment is at 9am and the last appointment is 5.30pm. The office is opened for half a day in the morning on the eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year.

We are located at:
60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709
(nearest MRT: Telok Ayer / Raffles Place)

Please click here for the location map.

For more information on SIATP's accreditation criteria, please click here. Alternatively, feel free to drop us an email at enquiry@siatp.org.sg or contact us at 6749 8060.
Applications may be done online or through postal submissions. Online applications are strongly encouraged.

1) Online Application
Click the “Accreditation Application” button and complete your application online. Relevant documents required should be scanned and uploaded to support your application.

Kindly send a crossed cheque in Singapore dollars made payable to the "Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited" or “SIATP” to our office at the address below:

Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited
60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

Please indicate name(s), organisation and mobile number or invoice number (where applicable) at the back of the cheque.

2) Hardcopy Application
Click on the link below to download and print the application form for completion. Relevant documents required should be enclosed to support your application. Kindly also enclose a crossed cheque/ bank draft in Singapore dollars made payable to the "Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited" or “SIATP”.

Please indicate name(s), organisation and mobile number or invoice number (where applicable) at the back of the cheque.

Link to application form

Please click here for the accreditation criteria.
Yes. Tax professionals may, for example, apply to be an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) and Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST). Please click here for the accreditation criteria.
Yes. Please click here for the accreditation criteria.
All applications are reviewed by the SIATP Accreditation Committee and approved by the Board on a monthly batch basis. Only complete applications with relevant supporting documents will be reviewed. The entire review process takes about 1.5 months.

Accreditation Criteria

Please refer to the admission criteria and do not hesitate to contact us at 6749 8060 or drop us an email at enquiry@siatp.org.sg for a friendly discussion.
No. If you possess any of the recognised qualifications but do not currently have sufficient relevant experience, you may wish to apply to be an Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional) in order to be updated on the latest developments in the tax landscape and enjoy the benefits of accreditation. To apply, simply click here.

Once you have obtained sufficient relevant experience, simply drop us an email (E: enquiry@siatp.org.sg) with your stated intent to upgrade to an Accredited Tax Practitioner.
For graduates of the ATTS Diploma in Taxation who wish to obtain the ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation which is one of the examination qualifications recognised by SIATP, applicants simply need to complete the ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation’s Module 3 (Indirect Tax).

You may wish to contact SAA Global Education at 6733 5731 or access the ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation website.
Most certainly. You may apply to be accredited once you have passed the ACCA F6 and P6 modules.

If you have three years of tax experience, you may apply to be an Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax).

If you do not possess sufficient relevant working experience yet, you may apply to be an Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional).

Supporting Documents for Accreditation

Where possible, please provide a copy of your testimonial for each of your job experience. Alternative documents are letters of service or employment letters. Please note that the processing period may be delayed if the supporting documents are not in order.

In addition, where relevant, certified true copies of recognised examination qualifications are also required.

Applicants whose employers are registered with SIATP under the Accredited Employer Scheme* (AES) need not submit character referees and testimonials.

*Companies (and members of their group) under AES currently include: BDO Singapore, Baker Tilly TFW, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Foo Kon Tan, Grant Thornton, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, KPMG, RT LLP, Moore Stephens, Nexia TS, PwC Singapore and RSM Singapore.
You do not need to submit the application documents personally. Simply mail the documents to the address below.

Should you wish to submit the application documents personally, we are located at:

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709
(nearest MRT: Telok Ayer / Raffles Place)

Please click here for the location map. The office hours are Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays and certain eves of Public Holidays) 9am - 6pm.

**Please contact us at 6749 8060 the day before to ensure there is someone around to acknowledge the receipt of the documents.


Upgrade of Accreditation


Fees and Payment



Note: SIATP is currently not GST-registered and the fees above are not inclusive of GST.

The annual subscription fee is payable on each specialisation selected. Applicants applying for the Income Tax OR GST specialisation will pay the annual subscription fee applicable to their designation. Applicants applying for both the Income Tax AND GST specialisations will need to pay twice the annual subscription fees stated above.

A person who is admitted on or after the first day of July in any year shall pay only half the subscription that is payable for a full year. 

Online applications are strongly encouraged.

For your convenience, simply choose from any of the following payment options:

By Cheque Payment | Cheque payable to SIATP

Please indicate name(s), organisation and mobile number or invoice number (where applicable) at the back of the cheque and send it to:

Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited
60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

By ATM or Interbank Transfer to DBS Bank current account

Bank Code: 7171 | Branch Code: 033
Account Number: 033-902577-3

Please email a copy of the transaction receipt together with your name and SIATP membership number/ mobile number/ invoice number (where applicable) to enquiry@siatp.org.sg.

By PayNow

Please transfer via PayNow using UEN option (SIATP UEN:  2 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 8 C ) or the QR code below. Kindly indicate your name and SIATP membership number/ the last 4 alpha-numeric digits of your NRIC/ FIN number/ invoice number (where applicable) in the Description/ Reference field when making the transfer. Please email enquiry@siatp.org.sg thereafter with a copy of the transaction.

* A nominal fee may be charged by the payer’s respective bank for every transaction made.


By Cash

Please make an appointment with SIATP’s membership at Tel: 6749 8060 or Email: enquiry@siatp.org.sg prior to payment to ensure cash is duly received.

Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) 9am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 6pm. The first appointment is at 9am and the last appointment is 5.30pm. The office is open for half a day in the morning on the eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year.

No. The admission fee of $200 is a one-time payment, regardless of the number of designations the tax professional signs up for. It is waived for any upgrades of accreditation.

Yes, the annual subscription fee is based on each specialisation. Please refer to the summary of payment for further information on the payments for the different designations and specialisations.

For your convenience, simply choose from any of the following payment options:

By Cheque Payment | Cheque payable to SIATP

Please indicate name(s), organisation and mobile number or invoice number (where applicable) at the back of the cheque and send it to:

Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited
60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

By ATM or Interbank Transfer to DBS Bank current account

Bank Code: 7171 | Branch Code: 033
Account Number: 033-902577-3

Please email a copy of the transaction receipt together with your name and SIATP membership number/ mobile number/ invoice number (where applicable) to enquiry@siatp.org.sg.

By PayNow

Please transfer via PayNow using UEN option (SIATP UEN:  2 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 8 C ) or the QR code below. Kindly indicate your name and SIATP membership number/ the last 4 alpha-numeric digits of your NRIC/ FIN number/ invoice number (where applicable) in the Description/ Reference field when making the transfer. Please email enquiry@siatp.org.sg thereafter with a copy of the transaction.

* A nominal fee may be charged by the payer’s respective bank for every transaction made.


By Cash

Please make an appointment with SIATP’s membership at Tel: 6749 8060 or Email: enquiry@siatp.org.sg prior to payment to ensure cash is duly received.

Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) 9am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 6pm. The first appointment is at 9am and the last appointment is 5.30pm. The office is open for half a day in the morning on the eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year.


Professional Recognition

Depending on your approved application, you may use the following designatory titles:

  • “Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax)” or “ATA (Income Tax)”
  • “Accredited Tax Advisor (GST)” or “ATA (GST)”
  • “Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax & GST)” or “ATA (Income Tax & GST)”
  • “Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax)” or “ATP (Income Tax)”
  • “Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST)” or “ATP (GST)”
  • “Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax & GST)” or “ATP (Income Tax & GST)”
  • “Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional - Income Tax)” or “ATP (Provisional - Income Tax)”
  • “Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional - GST)” or “ATP (Provisional - GST)”
  • “Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional - Income Tax & GST)” or “ATP (Provisional - Income Tax & GST)”

The Chinese translations are:

  • Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) - 特许税务顾问 (所得税)
  • Accredited Tax Advisor (GST) - 特许税务顾问 (消费税)
  • Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax & GST) - 特许税务顾问 (所得税及消费税)
  • Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax) - 特许税务专员 (所得税)
  • Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST) - 特许税务专员 (消费税)
  • Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax & GST) - 特许税务专员 (所得税及消费税)
  • Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional – Income Tax) - 特许税务专员 (准会员 - 所得税)
  • Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional - GST) - 特许税务专员 (准会员 - 消费税)
  • Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional - Income Tax & GST) - 特许税务专员 (准会员 - 所得税及消费税)


Others

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