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Understanding VAT in the European Union

Course Description:
Is your business looking for growth opportunities? Would you like to take your product or service into the global market? There are many things for businesses to consider when deciding to expand globally. Join us to discuss the benefits of global expansion to Europe. Attendees of this session will explore the main issues that U.S. companies face when expanding internationally.

Specifically, this session will explore doing business and VAT in Europe.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Outline the considerations, tax implications and best strategies for global expansion to Europe 
  • Explore VAT in Europe, specifically discussing: 
    • European Union(EU) VAT and how it works 
    • VAT regimes in the EU member states 
    • VAT consequences and action items caused by importations into the EU 
    • Reclaiming VAT
    • Do I need a presence in the EU (branch/legal entity) to deal with VAT? 

Presenters:
Lutz Meyer, LL.M, Partner, VAT Group Leader of HLB International
HLB Treuhand Oldenburg GmbH, Germany
Lutz has over 14 years of experience working on all aspects of VAT and customs. He has significant knowledge in insurance premium tax, as well as special knowledge in the taxation of German public bodies and NPOs (foundations etc.). Lutz is also familiar with customs law, as well as foundation and association law.

Shannon Lemmon, CPA, Partner, Director of International Tax
Shannon leads the firm's International Tax team with more than 16 years of public accounting experience and a diverse background in both the consultative and compliance service areas of international tax. She is experienced in the areas of inbound and outbound international tax planning and compliance issues for both companies and their shareholders. Shannon works closely with HLB International member firms to assist clients with international structuring and identifying tax efficient entry into new markets, and is a member of HLBI's International Tax Committee. She is responsible for assisting clients, educating staff and providing thought leadership on a variety of international tax matters. Shannon is located in the Boulder, CO office.

CPE: 1 hour

Additional Information:
These are live-group seminars. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Jason McKeever at 701.476.8773.

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