Navigating the EU VAT Directive

There is a logic surrounding the workings of the EU VAT Directive which forms the basis of the VAT system in any EU Member State.

The aim of this full-day seminar is to navigate you through the waypoints of the Directive and emerge possessing a comprehensive knowledge of the workings of VAT.

The seminar represents a detailed map of the Directive, charted in such a way so as to help beginners and advanced VAT users alike to understand the basic reasoning and functioning of the VAT system throughout the EU, with reference to key judgments from the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Download the seminar brochure in EN and GR


8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Coffee
9:00am – 9.05am Welcome Address
Alexis Tsielepis – Instructor
9:05am – 11.00am Defining the territorial scope of the VAT Directive
Defining what constitutes a taxable person
Explaining the reverse charge principal
11.00am – 11.30am Coffee Break
11.30am – 1.00pm Examining the four types of transactions within the scope of the VAT Directive
Determining the place of supply of these transactions, including a brief examination of chain supplies and the fixed establishment
1.00pm – 2.15pm Lunch Break
2.15pm – 3.35pm Examining when the chargeable event arises
Examining what constitutes the taxable amount and the VAT rate that applies
Defining the nature of exemptions, with or without the right to deduct input VAT
3.35pm – 4.00pm Coffee Break
4.00pm – 5.30pm Examining the rules regarding the right to input VAT deductions
Examining who has the responsibility and obligation to discharge the VAT
Brief explanation of books and records
5.30pm – 5.45pm Questions and Discussion


The Instructor

Alexis Tsielepis, Managing Director of Chelco VAT Ltd, is widely considered as the foremost expert on VAT in Cyprus. Alexis advises businesses on international VAT matters and lectures at local and international VAT conferences.

Over the coming months, Alexis will be sharing his knowledge on VAT, in a series of seminars organized by the Chelco VAT International Academy, covering an array of topics, starting with Navigating the EU VAT Directive.

Alexis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and a member of the VAT Committee of ICPAC. He also holds the Expert in European Value Added Tax (VAT) Degree, which he earned with the highest grade ever awarded in the history of the coveted diploma. He is now a Partner and a Director of the VAT Forum.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals dealing with VAT matters at all levels, whether in advisory, in industry or would like to expand their current VAT knowledge:

  • Chief Accountants
  • Accountants
  • Tax Advisors
  • CFOs & FCs
  • VAT Department Officers

When, Where & How Much?

Date & Venue Limassol
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 – Richard Ballroom, Carob Mill
Friday, 21 October 2016 – Cleopatra Hotel
Time 9:00am – 5:30pm (registration at 8.30am)
6 CPD Units (certificates of attendance will be provided)
Cost €200 +VAT incl. lunch
15% registration discount for:

  • Groups of 3 or more
Language English