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13 - 14 May 2019Managing European Tax Affairs

Take back control of your European tax position with our two-day course!
Tax Courses
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Course code:
EUR 1,853 / USD 2,224 (VAT excl.)
21% VAT is applicable on all courses attended in The Netherlands.
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).
Managing European Tax Affairs

Overview and learning objectives

The last three years have seen the complete redesign of the European corporate tax landscape driven by the OECD BEPS project, its European counterparts, such as the EU’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive ((ATAD) effective from 2019), and directives on mandatory disclosure and dispute resolution, as well as by the continuous efforts of EU Member States to keep their tax systems attractive for foreign investors. The 2017 US tax reform, the 2019 UK Brexit and other global developments have equally affected or will affect the current European tax scenery. In addition, the European Union actively works on the overhaul of the current EU VAT system. Against this background, this course aims to give a short and practical snapshot of current corporate and indirect tax affairs for European and foreign businesses as well as to equip the participants with knowledge to confidently navigate their firms and clients through the challenges created by recent developments.

The course will start with an overview of the main changes at EU level. The instructors will take a bird’s eye view and introduce participants to the latest developments. Direct and indirect tax directives, proposals and measures from European institutions will be briefly explained highlighting the main provisions, effective dates and possible risks of implementation. Examples from MLI positions of selected countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Poland will be shown to exemplify the immediate consequences of the MLI on European corporate tax structures. The ATAD and the new Directive on tax dispute resolution mechanisms will be covered as well. The second day will begin with a thorough explanation of the new mandatory disclosure rules having a significant impact on the day-to-day work of advisers and in-house tax professionals as well as other intermediaries dealing with cross-border structures. The course continues with a session on the taxation of digital activities contrasting the EU and OECD solutions before it moves on to discuss global developments affecting EU businesses (such as the US tax reform, Chinese measures affecting outbound structures and the latest OECD developments). The course closes with a presentation on the new EU VAT system covering topics such as the EC’s quick fixes and destination-based VAT.

This is an interactive course with a maximum of 32 participants. 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 participate

The course is suitable for practitioners in tax advisory firms, tax specialists in commerce and industry, and government officials. The focus of the course is Europe so it is recommended that participants who deal with European businesses or investments in Europe or who manage European clients outside of Europe attend the course.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level course. Participants will be expected to have a good knowledge of the tax system of at least one country as well as to be familiar with the EU tax framework including the EU tax directives.

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. Should you have a question, please send it to

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: 13.5 (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.


  • Summary of recent EU developments
  • The EU angle of the OECD Multilateral Instrument
  • Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive
  • Directive on mandatory disclosure
  • Global tax developments affecting European businesses
  • EU taxation of digital and e-commerce activities
  • The new EU dispute resolution system
  • A new dawn of EU VAT
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