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UnscheduledGlobal VAT - Specific Countries

This 2.5-day intermediate-level course on global VAT/GST will focus on the discussion of the VAT/GST systems in the United States, India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. There is also a dedicated section focusing on the EU developments on VAT (“The EU Definitive VAT System”).
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: 16.5 (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 and New Zealand
  • Indirect taxes in Brazil
  • GST in India
  • VAT in GCC Countries
  • Sales tax in the United States
  • VAT in China
  • The EU Definitive VAT System
  • Case studies
  • Fabiola Annacondia
    Fabiola Annacondia is the Editor of IBFD’s International VAT Monitor journal and the EU VAT Compass book, as well as the Cluster Manager for the VAT courses offered by...
    John G. Rienstra is the Chief US Tax Lawyer for IBFD. He is involved in research projects on a great variety of topics, lectures on US and International Tax Law, and is author of several high-level...
  • Kevin Zhou
    Kevin Zhou is a Partner at Ernst & Young Shanghai with over 20 years of experience in the field of taxation. He serves clients in various industries, such as financial services, real estate,...
  • Bhavna Doshi
    Bhavna Doshi is an independent consultant specializing in the field of indirect taxation. She is a former partner of BSR & Co (a full member firm of KPMG in India), which she joined in 2000,...
  • Rebecca Millar
    Rebecca Millar is a Professor of Law at the University of Sydney Law School, where she specializes in goods and services tax (GST) and comparative value added tax (VAT). She has been a pro bono...
  • Howard R. Hull
    Howard R. Hull is Group Tax Director at the Al-Futtaim Group and is based in Dubai and Geneva. He has been advising businesses on international taxation for over 25 years and was previously a tax...
  • Vanessa Bacchin Cardo is Global Trade and Customs manager at Henkel in Amsterdam. She joined Henkel in October 2018. Before that, she was an Indirect Tax Manager at Unilever, responsible for the...