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UK VAT and International Trade

Full-day course

£289 +VAT per person

£289 +VAT
per person
£289 +VAT
per person

  • 22 & 23 November 2017
    1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Book
  • 19 & 20 June 2018
    1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Book

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About our online courses

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UK VAT and International Trade

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £289 +VAT per person

Online: £289 +VAT per person

Course overview

This course explains how a UK organisation should account for VAT on its transactions of goods and services with overseas customers and suppliers. It will help you understand the effects that these transactions can have on the VAT administration of a UK organisation and clearly illustrate the procedures and controls that should be implemented to comply with the requirements.

The course will demonstrate how to correctly account for VAT on the acquisition and despatch of goods between EU countries and on the export and import of goods to and from non-EU countries.  It also addresses the issues associated with international services, such as place of supply, VAT liability and the reverse charge. Delegates will also be guided through the key administrative tasks involved with international trade - including the VAT Return, EC Sales List and Intrastat.

Attending this course will lead to more efficient handling of international VAT within your organisation, reducing the risks of fines and penalties. What’s more, your greater understanding will help you maximise VAT reclaims and improve cash flow.

What will you learn?

  • What is the VAT treatment on the sale of goods to a VAT-registered person in another EU country?
  • What is acquisitions tax and how does it work?
  • How is VAT accounted for when you transfer your own goods to another EU country?
  • What is a distance sale and how do you account for them?
  • What happens when goods are also installed or assembled?
  • How do triangular transactions work?
  • What is the VAT treatment of an export to a non-EU country?
  • What evidence is needed when goods are exported?
  • What is import VAT and can you reclaim it?
  • What is the Duty Deferment System?
  • When can import VAT be suspended or reduced?
  • What information should be included on an Intrastat form?
  • How do you complete the EC Sales List?
  • What is the general rule for supplies of international services?
  • How do you determine the place of supply?
  • How does a business establishment differ from a fixed establishment?
  • What is the reverse charge procedure?
  • What are the exceptions to the general rules for services?
  • What is the place of supply for land related services?
  • How is VAT accounted for on transport services?
  • How have the rules for digital services changed?
  • How does the VAT Mini One Stop Shop work?
  • How do you reclaim VAT incurred on expenses in another EU country?

Extra benefits

  • An exclusive eBook, 'UK VAT and International Trade - the Complete Guide', only available to delegates
  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance

Course content

  • Introduction to International Trade
  • International services
  • The reverse charge
  • Exceptions to the general rules
  • EU sales & acquisitions
  • Installation & assembly
  • Triangulation
  • Exports
  • Imports
  • EC Sales List
  • Intrastat
  • Foreign VAT reclaims

Course presenters

  • Ruth Corkin

    Ruth is National Technical Chair of the VAT Practitioners Group and a member of the Joint VAT Consultative Committee, both of which mean that she regularly communicates with HMRC at a high level. Ruth has over 20 years experience of VAT and has worked at HMRC, large global accountancy firms and also mid-tier firms.  This wide ranging experience has given Ruth significant exposure to the many VAT issues facing businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

  • Kevin Guy

    Kevin is a Chartered Accountant with his own successful accountancy practice. He has been presenting in a wide range of subject areas for UK Training for over 20 years. His vast knowledge and experience in VAT training means he can readily help attendees understand challenging issues in a clear and logical way.

  • Eric Miller

    Eric is an independent Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA/AIIT qualified) specialising in indirect tax and with over 25 years’ experience of VAT. He worked in several senior roles at HMRC before joining Ernst & Young as an Indirect Tax Manager. He later became the Director of VAT and Indirect Taxes at Campbell Dallas. Eric now works as an independent consultant, where he draws on his considerable experience in practice and at HMRC to help businesses of all sizes deal with complicated VAT issues. 

  • Stephen Pope

    Stephen is a VAT Specialist at Fiscal Solutions. He is responsible for the preparation and processing of VAT returns, Intrastat reporting, EC Sales Lists and the submission of VAT claims in various EU Countries. Stephen liaises with various tax authorities across the EU.

Course dates

Online course dates

  • 22 & 23 November 2017 | 1:30pm-4:30pm Book
  • 19 & 20 June 2018 | 1:30pm-4:30pm Book