James McBrearty ATT Fellow Member in Practice 2016 2017I am a Fellow of the ATT(Association of Taxation Technicians) – the largest body in the UK for helping people with their tax, with over 12,000 Fellows, members and students.

There are many benefits to using a qualified professional to help you with your tax affairs, one of which is that members are required to keep up to date with the regular changes in the tax world. Members must submit a return confirming that they have met the annual requirements of this continuing professional development (CPD.)

As we move towards more digitalisation of the tax system, it is important that you are kept up to date with changes that could affect you – well in advance of them coming into force.

As well as being a Fellow, I am also registered with the ATT as a member in practice – this is an additional annual registration requirement and I have just renewed for 2016/17. I’m also registered with the Association of Taxation Technicians for the purposes of anti-money laundering legislation.