Lead Training Services

Advanced VAT Matters

Starting Date To Be Announced

Dates: TBA
Time: 17:15 till 20:45
Trainer: TBC

The learner will be able to:

Define Supplies by Triangulation:

  • Supplies of goods including transportation & installation of goods – analysis of the place of supply rules relating to such supplies (Third Schedule);
  • Analysis of fixed vs business establishment;
  • Treatment of vouchers for VAT purposes;
  • Treatment of mixed supplies (including partial attribution) (Tenth Schedule);
  • Treatment of cross border supplies/ free supplies/ electronically supplied services;
  • Treatment of exempt without credit supplies (Fifth Schedule).

Identify VAT issues in the transaction/s being analyzed or performed;
Identify which questions to ask as to establish the facts pertaining to a particular scenario;
Questions concern the following:

  • Is the transaction subject to VAT?
  • Is it subject to VAT in Malta (reference to place of supply)?
  • Is it subject to any exemption in terms of the VAT?
  • Who is liable to VAT?

Get an advanced understanding of the applicable provisions within the Maltese VAT legislation. Reference to various provisions in the VATA and to a number of schedules namely, the Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Tenth and Fourteenth.
At the end of the module the learner will have mastered the following skills:

  • Determine which questions to ask in order to establish the facts relevant for the purposes of identifying the VAT treatment of a particular transaction;
  • Understand the relevance of ECJ case law to a particular scenarios;
  • Understand the provisions of the VAT legislation relevant to specific scenarios;
  • Professionally discuss VAT issues and developments with office colleagues and clients;
  • Professionally enquire with the VAT Department officials about interpretation of VAT rules and regulations and possibly obtain written VAT rulings from the VAT Department;
  • Obtain an excellent use of advanced VAT terminology;
  • Determine what is relevant for the purposes of identifying the VAT treatment of a transaction;
  • Propose solutions to the problems identified and decide on how a transaction would be best treated from a VAT perspective;
  • Gather a better understanding of the provisions of the VAT Act and EC VAT Directive and apply the relevance of the ECJ case law to the scenarios under review;
  • Study and develop further VAT developments and take an active interest of current ECJ case law related to VAT;
  • Establish a methodology in which certain transactions should be tackled for VAT purposes;
  • Breakdown a business case and establish the VAT considerations of the case both from a VAT advisory perspective and a VAT compliance perspective.


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