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WebinarWebinar: 2017 in Review – EU VAT Legislation, Proposed Changes and ECJ Case Law – Part 1

This 1.5 to 2-hour webinar intends to provide VAT and other indirect tax specialists with an update on the current state of VAT-related EU proposals, legislative actions and Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) case law. The webinar will highlight the risks, challenges and controversies the legislative agenda of the European Commission creates for corporates and governments, as well as the implications of the most relevant VAT case law of the ECJ in 2017.  
EUR 85 / USD 105 (VAT excl.)
Client offer:
Client offerIncluded in the subscription package for IBFD Membership clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Bulk discount: a 20% discount will be applied to registrations received for 5 people or more made in one order. 

Please note: registrations to the live webinar will be closed 3 days prior to broadcast and/or when the maximum number of registrations has been reached. Webinars can only be purchased by credit card.

Webinar: 2017 in Review – EU VAT Legislation, Proposed Changes and ECJ Case Law – Part 1

Overview and learning objectives

This webinar is the first of a series of webinars that will look back at the year 2017, starting with the European Commission’s proposals to adapt the EU VAT system to the digital economy and the needs of SMEs. The presenters will discuss the Action Plan on VAT of 7 April 2016, as well as the other legislative proposals put forward recently by the European Commission. The most intriguing ECJ case law of 2017 (e.g. Aviva, DNB Banka) will also be explored. The webinar will provide a practical and easy explanation of what this case law and the latest policy proposals mean for taxable persons operating within the European Union. Special attention will be given to controversies and risks taxable persons might face because of the latest developments. 

After following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key changes the proposals make to the current EU VAT system
  • Apply the new principles the proposals introduce
  • Identify the impact of the latest ECJ case law on holdings, cost sharing agreements, invoicing, services related to export and import transactions
  • Apply the guidance the court laid down in the covered cases

Field of study


Who should participate

The webinar is suitable for VAT specialists working for corporates, advisory and law firms and governments who deal with the VAT implications of cross-border transactions, structures or cases and wish to understand the risks, challenges and controversies related to the latest developments in EU VAT and ECJ case law in 2017.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level webinar. Participants are expected to be familiar with the key concepts of EU VAT.  

Advance preparation

Participation to this webinar does not require any preparation.

Interactive webinar - "Group Internet Based" (live webinar only)
To safeguard the interactive nature of the webinar, a limited number of participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended. During live webinars, it is possible to interact with the presenters via a chat message function. Please note that questions are answered based on relevance, order of receipt and available time. Additionally, participants are invited to answer poll questions or to complete short tests. Participants will also have access to the on-demand version for a further 12 months from the live date.
Date of live broadcast: 7 December 2017

On-demand webinar
On-demand webinars are intended for individual self-study only. Unlike live webinars, they are not open to interactive participation or assistance of a real-time instructor. Access to on-demand webinars is granted for a period of 12 months.

Continuing Professional Education
Many accrediting organizations will grant CPE credit(s) for an IBFD audio-visual broadcast. It is advisable, however, that you check with your accrediting body as to whether this applies only to live webinars or to on-demand webinars as well.

The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBA possible CPE credits - 1.5 (only applicable to live webinar​).

If you have any questions regarding following the webinar, technical requirements, and payments and cancellations, please consult our FAQ.

  • Setting the scene
  • State of play of the EC Action Plan on VAT
  • Summaries of some of the most important ECJ cases, actions (infringement procedures) and referrals in 2017
  • 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...
    Tamás Kulcsár is a Manager at IBFD’s Tax Services team, as well as contracted expert of the IMF, with over ten years of experience in international tax, transfer pricing and VAT...
  • Bert Laman
    Bert Laman is an international VAT specialist and partner-shareholder at Mazars Netherlands. He is also the Global Leader of Mazars International Indirect Tax Group and Chair of Praxity’s...