General Tax Test

General Tax Test


The General Tax Test is designed for candidates who are (or are training to be ) Chartered Tax Advisors or Chartered Accountants and are qualified members of their relevant professional body, such as CIOT, ICAEW, ICAS, ACCA or similar.  They would have specialist tax knowledge and be applying for positions such as Tax Senior or Tax Manager.  

This test assesses UK tax technical knowledge as it relates to business and corporations for roles in Public Practice Chartered Accounting firms, or more specialist Tax Advisors.

The test is specific to the United Kingdom, with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation legislation.  The test is currently based on the 2020/21 tax year.

If you're interested in a test focused on personal and family tax issues have a look at the Personal Tax Test.  Alternatively for a test covering more general skills for advising clients, financial reporting as well as tax, the Chartered Accountant (Public Practice) Test or the Part / Non Qualified (Public Practice) Tests might be what you're looking for.

This test covers four areas of taxation knowledge:

  • Rules and Regulations;
  • Income tax rates, bands, allowances and reliefs;
  • Business and Corporation Tax;
  • CGT, IHT, Trusts and estates

Recruiting managers gain insight into a candidate's skills and knowledge in each of these four areas and identify performance in those most relevant to the vacant role, as well as a comparative overall score and performance against a norm group of other tax specialists at a similar level of experience and qualification. 

Example Candidate Report - Click Here

Example General Tax Questions - Click Here.

  • Time to complete: 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 30
  • Question Levels: Basic = 9, Intermediate = 13, Advanced = 8
  • Questions per topic: Rules and Regulations = 8, Rates, bands, allowances and reliefs = 7, Business and Corporation tax = 8, CGT, IHT, Trusts and estates = 7

When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.