Live webcast: Is your business ready for VAT changes to electronically supplied services?

September 10, 2013


There are significant changes on the horizon for the VAT paid on electronically supplied services. To help make sure that your business is ready, we’re holding a live webcast on 19 September 2013 at 11am (BST).

If you'd like to sign up for the webcast you can click here – why not save it to your favourites now so it’s easy to access on the day.

The impact of the changes

Any business headquartered in any country selling broadcasting, telecommunications and electronically supplied services to EU retail customers will be affected by these changes. This includes businesses in the US, China and Australia.

The new legislation is effective from 1 January 2015. It will have the effect of changing the place of supply, and the country of taxation, of business to consumer (B2C) telecoms, broadcasting and ‘electronically supplied services’ from the country in which the supplier is established to the country in which the consumer is resident. One effect of this is that, rather than applying a single VAT rate in its country of establishment, affected businesses may be required to apply the local VAT rate in 28 different member states.

Getting your business ready

You’ll need to recognise that 2015 isn’t that far away. Planning ahead will be vital if your business is going to deal with the issues raised by these VAT changes. So, what are the main questions you should be asking?

  • The legislation is expected to be finalised very soon – is your business ready?
  • Have you developed a plan to cope with these changes?
  • What services might be in scope?
  • Who needs to know?
  • What deadlines will need to be met?
  • How will the switchover be dealt with?

Join our panel of indirect tax specialists who will explore these questions in detail and discuss the issues you’ll be facing in the lead up to the 2015 changes. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask the panel questions over our live feed to the studio. And in case you aren’t able to join the live viewing, a recording will be made available through the same link after 24 hours.

If you’d like more information about the webcast, please contact [email protected]