The Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia, originally formed under the auspices of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), was established in 1991. Currently, we have approximately 3000 members comprising accountants, licensed tax agents, lawyers, members from commerce and industry and other tax practitioners like members from the IRB. Since its inception, CTIM has been actively involved in creating awareness on and promoting the tax profession to ensure the country's demand for qualified and trained tax practitioners is met.
As the body responsible for matters concerning taxation in this country, we are obliged to ensure that our members are well informed and have their information base constantly updated by attending Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes. As a national taxation body, CTIM also participates in numerous dialogues and meetings organised by the relevant authorities namely the Ministry of Finance particularly Inland Revenue Board and the Tax Analysis Division and the Royal Customs and Excise Department. With rapid globalisation, the role of a tax practitioner in business has undergone numerous changes. It is, therefore extremely important that we make continuous learning a part of our professional life to keep abreast with the current changes.
CTIM will continue its fundamental policy of providing value-added services to its members as well as being the voice on matters relating to Malaysian tax practice.