Jane Mellor

Jane Mellor

Jane Mellor

Jane Mellor is a professional standards officer at the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Association of Taxation Technicians where she helps produce member guidance on professional and ethical matters and assists with anti-money laundering issues. Before joining the CIOT/ATT she worked as a personal tax manager in a firm of Chartered Accountants.

Technical
1 February 2019

There are lots of regulatory requirements to deal with when setting up in practice. It can be easy to overlook some of these but you are reminded that it is a legal requirement to be registered for anti-money laundering (AML) supervision if you are ‘acting in the course of business’ as any of the following: ‘auditors, insolvency practitioners, external accountants and tax advisers’. Tax advisers include those dealing with tax compliance work and more specialist advisory work such as capital allowances or R&D claims.

Technical
1 December 2018

Updates have been made to the to the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) scheme rules and Professional Rules and Practice Guidelines (PRPG)

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Anti-money laundering
1 December 2018

Jane Mellor looks at the common issues anti-money laundering supervision visits raise and provides guidance on how to ensure that your firm meets AML requirements

Technical
1 June 2018

The CIOT and ATT have been working with ACCA, AAT and STEP on an update to the engagement letters guidance

Technical
1 May 2018

The CIOT and ATT have been working on FAQs based on queries we have received. These should assist members generally with some of the queries they may have in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Recent HMRC interest in websites when tackling tax avoidance and a reminder to members to keep their own websites under review.

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Professional Standards
1 March 2018

Jane Mellor considers twelve professional standards topics that members need to consider to stay compliant

Technical
1 February 2018

Members may like to be aware that ‘Engagement letters for tax practitioners’ are currently being worked on jointly by AAT, ACCA, ATT, CIOT and STEP. A number of changes are required including legislative changes such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The working party of these professional bodies is working towards issue of the updated guidance and template letters in early summer 2018.