This course was organized for the first time in 2015 and was a huge success! It was initially intended as a one-off, but there is such high demand for a concise, high-level course dealing with the EU VAT Directive and ECJ cases that VAT Forum has decided to repeat it in 2017 and now again in 2019.
Scope of the Summer School
The Summer School will immerse you in the following aspects of the EU VAT Directive, EU VAT Implementation Regulation and ECJ cases over five and a half days:
When we deal with the articles of the EU VAT Directive, we will discuss the articles of the Regulation at the same time as well as the ECJ court cases which are applicable to the Directive articles which are being discussed.
The outcome of the ECJ court cases will be analysed and their practical impact will be discussed and immediately linked to the scope of the law article. This is vital to your understanding of VAT, because the outcome of ECJ court cases is often disregarded, not used, or used inappropriately.
It is possible to sit an optional exam as well on 2 and 3 September 2019. The written exam takes place on the first day and the oral exam the day after. The venue for this optional exam will be in Grimbergen, located on the outskirts of Brussels, at 15 km from Brussels city centre and Brussels airport.
VAT managers at internationally operating businesses and VAT consultants are warmly welcome. All participants should be familiar with the structure of the EU VAT Directive and have experience in the field of VAT.
Upon registration, participants should describe their level of experience in (EU) VAT.
Date and time
Monday 8 July (9 o’clock) until Saturday (noon) 13 July 2019, which is five and a half days with a total of 33 hours of intensive training.
If you register before or on 31 May 2019
– 2250 Euro (VAT Forum members)*
– 2650 Euro (non-VAT Forum members)*
If you register after 31 May 2019
– 2350 Euro (VAT Forum members)*
– 2750 Euro (non-VAT Forum members)*
– 200 Euro Optional exam fee
*lunch is included
Language: classes are held in English
Group size: the absolute maximum number of participants is 12.
The registration fee covers the participation fees for all sessions, exam fees and administrative support, photocopies of the slides used and occasional texts and lunches.
Venue: 86410 Dienné, France – Château de la Guillonnière (a 18th century castle booked exclusively for our training).
Lodging (incl. breakfast and dinner): there are various possibilities: 10 rooms/gites inside the Château de la Guillonnière, starting at 125 euro per night, up to 155 euro (including breakfast and dinner), Please contact Patrick Wille ([email protected]) for your room reservation.
You are also welcome to choose any other hotel nearby.
Prices do not include VAT or tourist tax. Breakfast is included as well as a 3-course dinner.