Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP)’ name in Mandarin?
2. What are the benefits of joining SIATP?
3. What are the different levels of accreditation?
4. What is SIATP's Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics?
Accreditation Application
5. I would like to have a face-to-face meeting with a SIATP staff to enquire more about accreditation and SIATP membership. Where is your office located?
6. How do I apply to be an Accredited Tax Advisor, Accredited Tax Practitioner or Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional)?
7. Is it possible to apply for different levels of designations?
8. Is it possible to apply for two specialisations (ie. Income Tax and GST)?
9. How long does it take for an application to be approved?
Accreditation Criteria
10. What are the admission criteria to be recognised as an accredited tax professional?
11. Is it true that I must possess three years of relevant experience before I can be accredited?
12. I possess the ATTS Diploma in Taxation and not ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation. Are these equivalent?
13. I obtained my ACCA qualifications overseas which do not comprise the specific F6 Taxation and P6 Advanced Taxation modules that are recognised for accreditation. What can I do?
14. I have passed ACCA’s F6 Taxation and P6 Advance Taxation modules on Singapore taxation but have not completed the full ACCA qualifications. Can I be accredited?
Supporting Documents for Accreditation
15. What are the supporting documents required in the application process?
16. Instead of sending my documents via the post, I would like to submit the supporting documents personally. Where do I go to?
Upgrade of Accreditation
17. I am currently an Accredited Tax Practitioner/ Accredited Tax Practitioner (Provisional). How do I apply to be upgraded to an Accredited Tax Advisor/ Accredited Tax Practitioner?
18. I am currently an Accredited Tax Advisor/ Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax). How do I apply for a second designation (eg Accredited Tax Advisor (GST))?
Fees and Payment
19. What are the fees involved in joining SIATP?
20. If I apply online, how do I pay for my membership?
21. If I were to apply for two designations, do I need to pay the admission fee twice?
22. If I were to apply for two specialisations, do I need to pay for the annual subscription twice?
23. Can I pay via credit card? What are the different modes of payment?
Professional Recognition


I’m currently a member, how do I state my professional designation on my name card?
25. Is there a Chinese translation for the various designations?

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