The seminars

VAT Shower: the EU VAT Directive reasoning in one day
by Alexis Tsielepis (CY), managing director of Chelco VAT

A VAT advisor should base his or her knowledge on solid foundations. Some people are just starting in VAT whilst others have been involved with VAT for years and have learned about VAT on the job. However, these people may never have actually learned the basic reasoning to be followed, which is fully contained in the EU VAT Directive. Understanding this basic reasoning, allows one to appreciate the functioning of the VAT system in all EU countries, rapidly expanding your level of VAT knowledge and providing a more solid foundation on which to build.
Bringing it all together, this course is suited for beginners as well as those with VAT experience who wish to delve deeper in the workings of the EU VAT system, so that they can quickly gain more experience in the field of VAT at EU level.

European Court of Justice (ECJ) VAT cases shower
by Frank Borger (BE), partner at THE VAT HOUSE and Conceição Gamito (PT), managing associate at Vieira de Almeida

Participants in this seminar will spend an entire day analysing a selection of 10 to 12 ECJ court cases and discussing their practical impact. The selected cases will be linked to transactions frequently encountered by businesses, so that attendees can easily connect them to practical situations they encounter in their daily business.
The outcome of ECJ court cases is often disregarded, not used, or used inappropriately. The aim is to teach participants how to interpret the conclusion of a decision of the European Court correctly in relation to the legislative provisions. As is the case for the VAT shower, this course is suitable for both beginners and those with VAT experience who wish to delve deeper in the workings of the EU VAT system