Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria CITN : All U Need To Know

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria { CITN } : All You Need To Know

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria with the acronym CITN is a Nigerian Professional Organisation whose members are certified as qualified tax practitioners or administrators. CITN was established in Feb 4, 1982 as Association of tax Administration and practitioner. This was then changed to Nigeria institute of Taxation on 21th of February the same year when it was formally launched. This association was recognised as a company Limited by Guarantee on May 6, 1987. The Federal Government then through the enabling Act No. 76 of 1992 chartered it. Through this Decree, it was charged to determine the standards of knowledge and skill to be attained by persons seeking to become it’s members among other duties.

chartered institute of taxation of Nigeria

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria trains and conduct examinations to determine eligibility of intending members. Members of CITN cut across professions such as Accounting and Law as well as other professionals who have acquired the relevant tax experience.

CITN has affiliation with the United Kingdom-based Chartered Institute of Taxation, the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners, the West African Union of Tax Institutes and Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN). It is also a member of the International Tax Directors Forum (ITDF), the Association of African Tax Institutes (AATI) and the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria CITN

According to the Act, CITN have the following aims and objectives among others.

  • To maintain and regulate as well as raise the standard of taxation practice amongst its members.
  • To promote professional ethics and efficiency in tax administration and practice. 
  • To co-ordinate, promote and encourage research for the advancement of taxation in Nigeria.

Registration of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria Membership

Before you can be enrolled for student membership of this institution, you need to have met the following requirements.

  • You must be 18 years or above
  • You must be physically and mentally fit
  • You must possess a minimum of 1st degree or Higher National Diploma or it equivalent.

To register for student membership, you need to visit their office and obtain a form which you are required to fill correctly. After doing so, you shall submit the form alongside a satisfactory evidence of age, name, character and eligibility together with photocopies of of your educational certificates. After submission and your application was successful, you would then be required to pay the fees which would be communicated to you.


The chartered institute of taxation of Nigeria 4th Floor, Olabode House, 215/217 Ikorodu Road, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Tel.(234)01-4935054,7741273 Fax 4935059 E-
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