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VAT Primer: Fast-Track Your Path To Mastery

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In today’s marketplace, many businesses are operating on a global scale and not just in a single country. To support customers that can be located anywhere, businesses often have a complex supply chain that allows them to service customers beyond their border. If you’re only familiar with how US sales tax works, this is where the difficulty comes in.

Unlike the U.S. many countries don’t have a physical nexus requirement and all sellers are required to collect the VAT – particularly if selling direct to consumers and for digital goods from their first sale.  If you work for a business selling into or operating in multiple countries, there is a good chance that you have Value Added Tax (VAT) obligations and need to manage this compliance as a part of your duties. And here’s the problem if you’re not well-versed in VAT: it operates much differently than sales tax systems!

Who should attend? This webinar is intended for tax and accounting personnel who work in companies that have operations outside the United States. The course is also designed for general practitioners who deal with Value Added Tax, with minimal to no experience.

About the Instructor

Diane L. Yetter, President & Founder, YETTER and Sales Tax Institute

Diane L. Yetter is a strategist, advisor, speaker, and author in the field of sales and use tax. She is president and founder of YETTERTM, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm in business since 1996. She is also the founder of The Sales Tax Institute, a premier think tank that offers live and online courses to educate business professionals about sales and use tax.

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Additional Details About the "VAT Primer" Webinar

There can be a steep learning curve when it comes to understanding the terminology and intricacies of VAT. Sure, there are some similarities between VAT and sales tax, but there are many differences as well. With VAT rates as high as 27% you need to ensure that you understand how it works so you don’t make any costly mistakes.

In this 90-minute webinar, sales tax expert Diane Yetter of the Sales Tax Institute with Charles Maniace and Charles Riordan of Sovos Compliance will teach you what you need to know about Value Added Tax. You’ll learn about VAT terminology and concepts and how they relate to sales tax. You’ll understand how VAT works for retailers, manufacturers and service providers. And you’ll learn how to stay VAT compliant, including registration, collection and remittance procedures. In addition, you can get answers to your VAT questions from the presenters during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.

Don’t try to figure out VAT on your own. Get expert guidance and answers to your questions at this live webinar so you can handle VAT with confidence and ensure that you’re doing it right!

Learning Objectives for this webinar include:

  • Learn how VAT works for retailers, manufacturers and service providers
  • Understand VAT terminology and how to translate common sales tax concepts to VAT concepts
  • Discover how a business should determine when it has an obligation to register and collect VAT
  • Understand VAT compliance and remittance requirements
  • Gain insights into the audit process for VAT

CPE Information:
Webinar attendees can earn 1.5 hours of CPE credit in the “Taxes” field of study

Prerequisites: This course requires no prerequisites or advance preparation.

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based


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