The International VAT Association Administrator.

The International VAT Association has a professional administrator who is responsible for the IVA activities. You may see them listed below. 

Membership

  • Maintain member details database, including names, addresses, e-mails etc.
  • Coordinating new membership with the Board
  • Circulate member enrolment applications to Board for approval
  • Follow up with new members.
  • Manage the IVA Linked-In group pages
  • Research collate and prepare monthly VAT newsletter for members

Operational Secretarial Functions

  • Set up calendar of Board meetings and confirm
  • Prepare and circulate agenda one week in advance to Board members
  • Report meeting actions, responsibilities and objectives and follow up.
  • Record & circulate minutes to Board and members

Accounting and Reporting Functions

  • Annual Membership Fees – agree amounts to be billed with the Board and the scale to be applied
  • Prepare annual income and expenditure report and get Board approval
  • Keep and maintain full accounting records for the Association
  • Quarterly financial reports to be produced of income/expenditure
  • File annual statements with the commercial court in Belgium
  • Prepare invoices in agreed format
  • Issue invoices to members – keep and maintain invoice register in sequential order
  • Ensure payment of subscriptions and follow up any non-payments

Bi-Annual Conference Organisation

  • Agreeing with Board conference locations
  • Travel to any pre meetings if required
  • To manage all delegate correspondence as necessary for invitations, joining instructions , confirmation of all accommodation and deal with queries
  • Dealing with delegate enquiries relating to the hotel meeting facilities and accommodation.
  • Speakers and presentations - ensure all correspondence, bookings etc. made with speakers and to co-ordinate presentations as necessary
  • Printing and materials: Organise printing of any materials as necessary
  • Presentations: co-ordinate presentations and ensure all prepared
  • General: Any ad hoc requirements as necessary

Marketing Functions

  • Maintain and update Association website – liaising with website provider
  • Coordination of marketing materials

General Functions

  • Arranging Association Insurances
  • Co-ordination of Association lobbying activities
  • Liaise with President on the content and circulate communication newsletter
  • Maintain association registrations for business purposes eg Commission’s Lobbyist Register

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News from the Board

Meeting with the French Tax Authorities

Representatives of the Board of the Association, Stephen Dale, Emmanuel Cottessat and Cyrille Konter, met with the DINR, the Non-Resident Unit of the French tax authorities in charge of EU companies not established in France but registered for VAT purposes in France.

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News from IVA members

USA - Online sellers are liable to local sales taxes in the USA

On 21 June 2018 the US Supreme Court ruled that out-of-state retailers must charge and remit sales tax, even if they do not have a physical nexus in the customer’s US State. It thereby confirmed the economic nexus legislation introduced by South Dakota. Furthermore, the court’s decision effectively overturns contrary earlier rulings. Other US States will follow South Dakota’s example. US and non-US online sellers with customers in the US must now check whether they are affected.

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News from EC

News from Accountancy Europe - July 2018

The ECON Committee has voted on its non-binding opinion on the Commission proposal for better VAT administrative cooperation, including provisions concerning the certified taxable person (CTP). The file is led by the MEP Roberts Zile (ECR/LAT)...

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Disclaimer:  The information contained in the present page is general and does not constitute legal advice. Before taking any decision or action on the above information you should take the appropriate professional advice.