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UnscheduledGlobal VAT - Specific Countries

This two-day intermediate-level course on global VAT/GST will focus on the discussion of the VAT/GST systems in the United States, India, China, Russia, Australia and Brazil. 
Please note: This course is not currently scheduled. The price, program and instructors are detailed as per the previous course for information purposes only and may be subject to change.
Tax Courses
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
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Client offer:
20% discount for IBFD Membership clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Early Bird Discount: a 30% discount will be automatically applied for registrations received 60 days or more before the commencement of the course (cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts).
Global VAT - Specific Countries
Overview and learning objectives 
This course will give participants who already have a basic knowledge of VAT and GST systems an opportunity to delve directly into the discussion of various jurisdictions worldwide, comparing and contrasting the different regimes of the selected countries. It will include comparative analyses, taxable persons, special considerations, as well as place and time of supply.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to identify and understand the concepts of different VAT/GST jurisdictions and address the complex issues that can arise for international businesses conducting transactions between these jurisdictions. Participants will have access to relevant online collections on the IBFD Tax Research Platform for a period of two weeks. Presentations will be made available in electronic format.
Field of study
Who should attend?
The course is suitable for practitioners in tax advisory firms, tax specialists in commerce and industry, and government officials.
Course level and prerequisites
This is an intermediate-level course. Participants taking this course will be expected to have a good understanding of a VAT/GST system. The course is designed for tax professionals who want to learn more about complex issues and arrangements that are of particular interest to businesses operating in an international, cross-border context.
Interactive course - "Group Live"
To safeguard the interactive nature of the course, including group discussions and case studies, a maximum of 32 participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended.

We invite you to send us in advance any technical, content-related questions you may have. During the course we will try to address your specific questions, but please note that this will depend on the amount of time available, the relevance of the questions and the order in which the questions are received.

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Disclaimer: The information provided during the course has been prepared solely for the instruction of course participants. This information is not intended to constitute advice on any particular matter.
Continuing Professional Education
Recommended NASBA CPE points for this course: 14 (in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE points, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour). Read more information on CPE points and accreditation for IBFD International Tax Courses.
Course fee and registration details
The course fee covers participation in the course, all course materials, lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments. The costs of accommodation and transport are not covered. If you have any other questions regarding attendance of the course, travel arrangements, payments and cancellations, please consult our FAQ.
  • GST in Australia
  • GST in India
  • VAT in GCC Countries
  • Sales tax in the United States
  • Indirect taxes in Brazil
  • VAT in China
  • VAT in Russia
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