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The Essentials of Irish VAT

Full-day course  |  6 CPD hours

£ 329 +VAT per person

£329 +VAT
per person

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The Essentials of Irish VAT

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £329 +VAT per person

Course overview

The course examines the rules and regulations of Irish VAT and clearly demonstrates the procedures and controls that should be in place to ensure Irish VAT returns are submitted accurately and on time. It will demonstrate when you charge Irish output VAT and clarify the Irish input VAT you are entitled to reclaim.

This course will give you a complete understanding of Irish VAT, covering all the essentials and giving you the confidence to know you are dealing with Irish VAT correctly. 

The course also discusses the penalties that can be applied if Irish VAT returns are incomplete, inaccurate or submitted late.

What will you learn?

  • What is output and input VAT?
  • What is a taxable supply in Ireland?
  • Which supplies in Ireland should have VAT charged at 23%, 13.5%, 9%, 4.8% and 0%?
  • Which supplies are exempt in Ireland?
  • What is the difference between zero rated and exempt supplies?
  • When does the actual tax point override the basic tax point?
  • What should appear on an Irish VAT invoice?
  • Can you produce a simplified invoice in Ireland and if so, when?
  • How does self billing work?
  • What are disbursements?
  • How do you complete an Irish VAT return?
  • What is required to reclaim Irish input tax?
  • What are the Irish rules relating to motor cars?
  • Under what circumstances can you recover Irish VAT on entertainment expenses?
  • In Ireland should you account for VAT on gifts?
  • If you make taxable supplies and exempt supplies in Ireland how do you determine the amount of Irish input tax that can be reclaimed?
  • In Ireland can you reclaim output tax on a bad debt?
  • When can errors be corrected on an Irish VAT return?
  • In Ireland how is the supply of land treated?
  • What is Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT) and what specific VAT rules apply to construction services subject to RCT?
  • In Ireland what are the implications of international trade and when should you account for acquisition tax and apply the reverse charge?

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

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 meant that Ruth has had significant exposure to the many VAT issues facing businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

  • Sara González

    Sara works for Marosa VAT as a Tax Advisor, covering the VAT compliance obligations in all European countries including VAT returns, ECSL and Intrastat. Her work also involves VAT registrations in various EU countries.

    Sara has worked with VAT specialists from all over Europe, handling multinational VAT advisory projects, acquiring a detailed knowledge of each countries’ VAT rules in the process. 

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