Advanced VAT Issues for U.S. Corporate Tax Departments

Meeting Challenges With Accounting Systems, Refund Timing, Tax on Warranty Contracts and More

Recording of a 110-minute CPE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, September 6, 2012
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This teleconference will provide tax managers a review of a discrete list of the higher-complexity VAT issues for U.S. companies in common tax administration and business activities. The panel will discuss internal company matters and relationships with taxing authorities and explore possible responses for tax staff.

Description

No matter where in the world U.S. companies face value-added tax (VAT) compliance responsibilities as a buyer or seller, certain aspects of, or preparations for, VAT present difficult challenges and dictate a multi-country approach.

What adjustments are needed to the company accounting system to deal with VATs? How should U.S. companies deal with the potential for delayed VAT refunds? What about VAT issues with warranty services and drop shipments? How can other company departments be engaged to anticipate VAT problems?

Given the proliferation of VAT systems worldwide (not just in the European Union but also Canada, Mexico and China, to name a few), tax professionals need to take a comprehensive, global approach to solving the higher-level compliance and administrative issues that result for U.S. companies.

Listen as our panel of seasoned transactional tax advisors analyzes a discrete list of difficult problems facing U.S. companies in many industries that deal with VATs in other countries.

Benefits

The panel will address certain higher-level VAT issues that commonly arise with:

  • Warranty services, drop shipments, and delayed VAT refunds.
  • Internal relationships with — and transparency to — company departments other than tax to support VAT compliance.
  • Global expansion — streamlining company administration and accounting systems to accommodate world-wide VAT issues.

Upon completing this seminar, you will have a better appreciation for, and suggested approaches for dealing with, some important challenges commonly facing U.S. companies as they deal with VATs around the world.

Faculty

Mark Houtzager, Principal
US VAT, New York

He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience working with U.S. companies on transactional tax compliance and planning for their foreign operations. He previously worked in Europe and Asia for a Big Four firm and is a frequent writer and speaker on VAT topics.

Britta Eriksson, President and CEO
Euro VAT Refund, Culver City, Calif.

Ms. Eriksson's consulting clients on VAT matters include Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Commerce Department, Revenue Canada agency, and European embassies and trade offices in the U.S.

Shoab Malak, Director, Global VAT Services
Deloitte Tax, San Francisco

He is assigned to the firm's Indirect Tax Group and works with U.S. clients on strategic global VAT structuring assignments. He has more than 17 years of experience in VAT consulting to technology, manufacturing, telecom and life sciences companies, among other industry sectors.


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