Brussels, Belgium

Value Added Tax in the EU: Key Issues and Recent developments

when 6 September 2017 - 9 September 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 2000

Value Added Tax is the most important harmonized tax in the EU as well as a major source of tax revenues for the Member States.
As a consumption tax, VAT collection concerns businesses, making VAT compliance and VAT planning crucial issues for tax departments and CFOs of European companies. Skilled VAT advisors are also highly demanded in law firms and accountancy firms.

Against this background, the European Academic Network of VAT (eanovat) will offer the “Summer Course Value Added Tax” for the second time in late summer 2017. All lectures are taught in English and are based on the provisions and concepts of the EU VAT Directive. Moreover, in so far as optional VAT regimes will be discussed (e. g. the VAT grouping regime), the course also offers an overview of the various approaches of the most relevant Member State jurisdictions.

Target group

Professionals in law firms, accountancy firms, supranational or international institutions, or members of tax administrations, who seek to gain a thorough understanding of the European VAT system. A number of places is reserved for university students.Some knowledge of national VAT legislation is useful but not required.

Credits info

Optional open book exam will be offered at the end of the course for all participants who need credits (3 ECTS) or would like to have an assessment component mentioned in their certificate. Please consult with your home institution for the recognition of these credits.

Fee info

EUR 2000: Payment after reception of the invoice.


A 20 % discount applies for joint applications of three or more participants working in the same firm or for
the same employer.