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26th April 2017
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VAT & Financial Services

Gain practical insight on the changing landscape of VAT in the financial services industry

The key event to optimise your VAT strategy, stay compliant with HMRC requirements and network with VAT experts

Gain practical insight on the changing landscape of indirect tax in financial services

Practical tools for the indirect tax manager

From Senior Accounting Officer responsibilities to publication of the tax strategy, businesses need to understand their “tax risk universe” and the implications for the key stakeholders. Grant Thornton will present on tax risk relating to reporting, finance, reputation and operations to put the tax risk universe into perspective for the indirect tax specialist. This session is followed by a panel discussing tax risk challenges from an in-house perspective, and how to overcome them.

Get up-to-speed on FinTech and VAT

The integration of the exponentially growing technology sector with the financial sector has led to one of the most innovative businesses of our generation: Fintech. Ernst & Young partner Andrew Bailey will explore the technological and commercial factors determining the VAT liability of this sector. With the speed and change surrounding such a volatile area of business, innovative newcomers and established names must analyse the indirect tax strategies available.

Discuss what Brexit means for VAT in Financial Services

The shock vote on June 23rd for Britain to leave the EU has shaken the financial services industry to the core. Lee Squires, head of indirect tax at Hogan Lovells, will go over the latest VAT implications leaving the EU will have on the financial services sector, what we are likely to see in the coming years regarding exemption, and what companies can do to proactively prepare in the meantime.

The changing face of case law

Case law is constantly challenging anything we thought we knew about the application of indirect tax. Recent rulings by the Supreme Court, the First Tier Tribunal, and the European Court of Justice has presented both challenge and opportunity to the VAT expert. Etienne Wong of the Old Square Tax Chambers will start the day with an update on the key cases that are changing the way indirect tax in financial services works.

VAT grouping and recovery are still in the spotlight

VAT grouping and recovery continues to be an area of intense interest for the European Commission, HMRC and the CJEU. Recent cases have highlighted the importance of practical group agreements to protect VAT recovery by holding companies. Learn how HMRC views towards VAT grouping and recovery have changed, what came from the recent consultation and how to create a robust intra-group VAT set up.

The key event for indirect tax specialists

VAT and Financial Services will bring together in-house indirect tax specialists, expert accountants from renowned firms and key legal minds from across Britain's finance sector. 

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