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VAT in International Trade
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In this course, run in partnership with SimplyVAT, we will explain the basics of Value Added Tax (VAT), what it is, what is does and how to comply with the rules behind VAT.

The course also covers how VAT applies to movements of goods both within and outside the EU. We then cover cross border supplies of services and show how the VAT rules apply to these.


Learning outcomes

  • What is VAT?
  • EU VAT Rates and Thresholds?
  • How VAT applies to supplies of goods within and outside the EU
  • How VAT applies to supplies of services within and outside the EU
  • Zero rated VAT Invoices for Exports
  • Proof of Exports
  • VAT to EU Companies
  • EC Sales Lists
  • UK and European VAT law
  • International VAT for Imports
  • VAT on Services
  • VAT on the supply of Digital Services


Who should attend

The departments within a business that this course would apply to are:

  • Customer Services
  • Shipping
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts and Finance
  • Import Administration
  • Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Distribution
  • Legal

"I would just like to say that the VAT training was very well prepared and it fully met my expectations. Both course instructors were very professional and specialists in their field. The course content, presentation, material and communication were excellent. The material was presented in a clear, concise way making it intelligible and meaningful. 

I would highly recommend Simply VAT to my colleagues working in accounts and anyone needing this type of training."

Aneta Kosela, Corporate Services Manager at Provar Testing

SimplyVAT logo    Run in partnership with SimplyVAT, specialists in international VAT services including VAT registrations,  VAT returns (or equivalent), additional reporting such as Intrastat and EC Sales Lists. 


Member price - £299 + VAT

Non-member price - £399 + VAT


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 10 points


IOE&IT Digital Badges

We have partnered with Acclaim, a part of Credly, to provide you with a digital version of your course attendance credentials. This digital badge will contain data describing your credentials, the training course attended and how the skills you have now earned.

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