Event VAT

Most events such as conferences, seminars, training courses or exhibitions organised by a taxable event organiser in the EU are generally classified as taxable in the host country where the event takes place.

VAT charged for events

Irrespective of where events are created (in the EU or outside the EU), in many cases, local VAT registration for the event organiser is needed. An event organised by a taxable organiser in a non-EU country could require local VAT registration. Furthermore, income in relation to events could be subject to VAT at the standard rate of the host country.

Once registered for VAT, event organisers are entitled to deduct the VAT on their related costs (subject to the normal rules of deduction in the host country).

VAT for event organisers - when to register

It is important to understand that in some countries sales invoices should not be issued nor costs incurred before registration is applied for, otherwise, penalties may be due for late registration and/or VAT reclaim on expenses may be refused. A limited number of countries have simplifications, which allow exemption from registration for specific events. Fiscal Solutions’ VAT advisers understand the complexities of each country’s VAT rules – we can help you make sense of them.

Are you trading globally? Whether you are in need of basic VAT advice or more specific VAT compliance support, Fiscal Solutions can help. Our team of multi-lingual experts are knowledgeable on all the different VAT rules in Europe and around the world.

From international VAT registration to VAT refunds, we strive to keep our clients fully compliant and their businesses VAT efficient.

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