Tuesday
June 11, 2019

Tsielepis to represent Cyprus at VAT Expert Academy in Holland

Limassol Alexis Tsielepis will represent Cyprus for the fourth year in a row at the International VAT Expert Academy (IVEA) in Noordwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands in September.

The high-level, two-day Academy appeals to experienced VAT managers, consultants and officials dealing with VAT from all over the world, including Cyprus, who will discuss in the course of 18 interactive workshops various issues that arise in their day-to-day business. It will be held at the Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin on 26-27 September 2019.

Tsielepis, Managing Director of the island’s first VAT dedicated consulting firm, Chelco VAT Ltd, will lead a workshop on Financial Services and VAT: Understanding the difference between active and passive financial income.

He will also co-lead a workshop on Nasty VAT Traps with Marja van den Oetelaar, owner of the VAT Consultancy Firm in the Netherlands.

Other workshops will cover such topics as real-time reporting of VAT, Brexit and its impact on VAT and customs, EU VAT rules for online sales in Europe, intra community supplies, tax risk management, chain transactions, voluntary disclosure regimes, the latest developments on vouchers and VAT, SAP and VAT, VAT updates in the Gulf region and more. The Academy’s plenary session will be led by Prof. David Hummel, Legal Secretary at the ECJ, who will talk about ECJ case law and the impact on businesses.

Apart from Cyprus, the rest of the countries represented at the Academy by their leading VAT experts are Germany, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, the Check Republic, France, Great Britain, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain and the UAE.

The workshops will have an international focus and be conducted in English. Following a short introduction, individual case studies will be distributed after which, participants will be given the opportunity to discuss their individual cases and to determine best practice solutions.

Seats are still available by contacting the organizers, the International VAT Conference Club e.V, either by email at office@ivcc.de or by telephone at +49 89/217 5012-20.

The event’s brochure can be downloaded here.

Tsielepis is widely acknowledged as Cyprus’ foremost VAT expert. He is a holder of the coveted Expert in European VAT Degree and sits on various committees charged with indirect tax matters, including the VAT Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, on which he has held various positions. He lectures extensively in Cyprus and Europe on VAT for private and public companies, professionals and institutions as well as government agencies and departments.

He has authored a number of tax syllabuses, articles and a book on matters pertaining to Cyprus and EU VAT.