Advanced VAT Issues for U.S. Corporate Tax Departments

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

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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.


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.



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.

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Mark Houtzager
Mark Houtzager

He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience working with U.S. companies on transactional tax compliance and...  |  Read More

Eriksson, Britta
Britta Eriksson

President and CEO
Euro VAT Refund

Ms. Eriksson's consulting clients on VAT matters include Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Commerce Department,...  |  Read More

Shoab Malak
Shoab Malak

Director, Global VAT Services
Deloitte Tax

He is assigned to the firm's Indirect Tax Group and works with U.S. clients on strategic global VAT structuring...  |  Read More

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