(a) Affiliate Membership Eligibility -
The following person or persons shall be eligible for being admitted as Affiliate Members of the Institute,
if he satisfies any one condition in addition to basic condition mentioned above:
(i) Any person who holds minimum qualification as prescribed in the respective taxation statutes for enrolling as “Tax Practitioner” AND enrolled as Tax practitioner with State Governments or Central Government of India or with both.
(ii) Any person who is holding the following professional qualification & Experiences –
A. The Intermediate degree of The institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has completed 3 years of practical training with a Chartered Accountants and who appeared for CA final exam and declared failed or a member not holding CoP.
B. The Intermediate degree of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India and completed 3yrs training requirement, appeared for final but failed, or a member not holding CoP.
C. The Qualified Advocate not holding Certificate of Practice from Bar Council of India and practicing in taxation laws & accountancy from past 3 years.
D. A Qualified Company Secretary or Member of ICSI not holding CoP
(Provided that the Members of ICAI, ICMAI, ICSI, BCI holding professional qualification cannot make progression to Associate/Fellow level membership of the Institute)
(iii) Any person who qualifies himself at the professional examination which may be conducted by the Institute or it’s allied partners/institutional member bodies by securing such percentage of marks as may be prescribed by the Institute, as a necessary qualification for becoming its member, in accordance with the rules and regulations, which may be framed by the Board from time to time.
Provided that the Board shall decide upon the eligibility of admission to Affiliate membership considering the broad minimum educational requirements and may grant membership to the candidates who were already qualified in any similar or equivalent exams as conducted by the institute from time to time in the field of taxation & allied subjects.
Provided that the Board may, in appropriate class or category of persons, relax the minimum qualifications and the period of experience in respect of the persons having professional qualification from the similar International bodies.
(b) Membership Benefits-
He will get ICTPI Affiliate Member ID Card ( No certificate for membership)
Continuous professional educational courses under Taxation & allied Laws
Opportunity to sit & pass "Chartered Tax Practitioner" “CTPr” Qualification
(c) Obligation & Fees – To enroll and maintain membership
He needs to pay Membership Fees of Rs 1,000/- Annually
He has to complete minimum CPD hours training per year
He will not be having any voting right in ICTPI elections
To progress further he needs to enroll and clear course, except