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Dublin North -  Thurs. 27th September 2018

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 VAT Treatment of Services is dealt with on Day 2 of this course


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Each of these 1 day courses is a comprehensive interactive training course designed for people who are responsible for any aspect of an organisation's VAT obligations. They are ideal for those who have never undergone a structured VAT training course, or for those who wish to undergo a comprehensive VAT refresher course. The courses will dispel many of the common myths and misunderstandings which arise in relation to the Irish VAT System. They are designed to cover the most important principles of the operation of the Irish VAT System and are suitable for staff of all levels, who wish to gain a thorough understanding of these essential principles. .



Benefits of Attending

  •   An opportunity to put your questions to an ex-Revenue VAT Inspector who specialises in this area
  •   Small groups to allow time for individual attention and queries
  •   A detailed handout is supplied to each delegate - an invaluable reference document
  •   This course will pay for itself many times over
  •   30 day free VAT telephone helpline service following date of course


Topics covered on the day 

  •   Principles of the VAT System
  •   Understanding how the Irish VAT System works
  •   Taxable Persons and Accountable Persons - who is obliged to register for VAT?
  •   VAT Registration - including options to register for those not obliged to register
  •   Group Registration - what this means and how it may be of benefit to you
  •   Distance Sales - the hidden problems and how they may affect Irish businesses
  •   VAT Returns and Payments
  •   Annual VAT Returns - the advantages and disadvantages of opting to make an annual VAT return
  •   Supplies of Goods and Services - the different rules which apply to the supply of goods and the supply of services, and why these rules are very important
  •   VAT Invoices and Credit Notes - essential information for all businesses
  •   Deductible and Non Deductible VAT - costs on which VAT may or may not be reclaimed and the most common errors
  •   The rules for reclaiming foreign VAT incurred
  •   The "Two Thirds Rule" explained
  •   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) - electronic invoicing
  •   VAT Rates - how to determine the correct rate of VAT to charge or be charged
  •   Imports and Exports of Goods - the rules explained
  •   Intra-Community acquisition of Goods and Triangulation - how they differ from imports and the rules explained
  •   Intra-Community supply of Goods - how they differ from exports and the rules explained
  •   Supply and Install Contracts - the hidden problems and what you need to know
  •   Section 56 Relief - how it operates and the difference between this relief and being VAT exempt
  •   VIES and Intrastat Returns - when these are due and how to complete them


Who will present this course?

This course is presented by a professionally qualified ex-Revenue VAT Inspector who will explain in detail, all the VAT implications of dealing with international transactions. Questions are welcomed on all aspects of VAT legislation.



Attendance at this seminar may qualify for 7 CPD/CPE hours for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute, the Law Society; Accounting Technicians Ireland and other professional bodies.




Courses run from 10.00am - 4.30pm - tea/coffee on arrival. mid-morning & mid-afternoon and lunch will be provided.


Course Fees 

IPASS Member: €275 Non Member: €350






Contact Information

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    H4 Centrepoint Business Park,
    Oak Road, Dublin 12
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