Stockholm Autumn Conference 2018


Dates: 18th and 19th October 2018

Main topic:

Worldwide Indirect Taxation – Digitalisation – Its Impacts and Consequences for Taxpayers and Administrations


The conference will take place in Sheraton Stockholm Hotel ( in Stockholm.

Tegelbacken 6
101 23 Stockholm

Further information will follow shortly...



Anne Kaleva, Finnish Tax Administration - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Anne Kaleva, Finnish Tax Administration

Senior Tax Advisor with 15 years of experience in taxation related questions, specialization in VAT and indirect tax issues. Work experience in both public and private sector. Anne holds a Master degree in economics.

Currently she works in the Finnish Tax Administration in Steering and Development Unit. Anne is also a part time Judicial Secretary in the Finnish Central Tax Board.

Christian Salder - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Dr. Christian Salder, KMLZ (Gemrany)

Christian advises clients on all aspects of national and international VAT issues and specializes in customs and excise duty matters. His particular focus is on import VAT related issues as well as optimizing cross-border supply chains and processing schemes. Christian has extensive experience in carrying out SAP-VAT audits and customs reviews. He also accompanies external audits and represents clients before tax authorities and fiscal courts. His clients range from individuals to international groups.

He is a post-graduate degree lecturer at the University of Münster and regularly lectures on VAT and customs related topics, as well as regularly publishing comments, articles and annotations in these areas.

David Hummel - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Prof. Dr. David Hummel, European Court of Justice (Luxemburg)

David Hummel is since October 2016 legal secretary (référendaire) at the European Court of Justice at the cabinet of advocate general Kokott.

Before (2013 – 2016) he represented several tax law chairs at the Universities of Münster, Trier, Leipzig and Hamburg. In mid-2017 the appointment as a Professor at the University of Leipzig took place. His academic career starts with the Study of Law at the University of Leipzig, a Graduation (Phd) as an assistant of Prof. Dr. Stadie with a VAT-Thesis in 2009 and a Habilitation in 2013 with the matter: „Rechtsformneutralität im Öffentlichen Recht“ (neutrality of legal forms in public law – venia legendi: public law, especially tax law and public economic law).

David Hummel is one of the authors of, inter alia, „Rau/Dürrwächter“ (commentary of the VAT-Law), „Kirchhof/Söhn/Mellinghoff“ (commentary of the income tax law) and “Hübschmann/Hepp/Spitaler” (commentary of the procedure tax law). Furthermore he is engaged as a tutor in the field of European Tax Law and State Aid Law.

Michaela Merz - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Michaela Merz, Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (Switzerland)

Michaela joined PwC Switzerland in 1997 and has over 20 years of professional experience in advising domestic and multinational companies in area of indirect taxes.

CA. Rajendra Kumar, Sanjiv Shah & Associates (India) - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

CA. Rajendra Kumar, Sanjiv Shah & Associates (India)

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Patrick G. Ngabonziza - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Patrick G. Ngabonziza, MobiCash Financial Technology Ltd (Rwanda)

Founder & Chairman of MobiCash Group --- a group of companies that enables fintech, banking and government innovation with the capabilities required to foster them. As a leading expert in disruptive innovation, innovation culture, and business model innovation, he is a passionate entrepreneur on a mission to drive greater financial inclusion to bank every person on earth regardless on his financial status.

As a versatile, action-oriented professional who delivers results, Patrick has developed an award-winning technology platforms for digital governments in tax collections (mobivat), social security schemes (mobigrant), national savings schemes (mobisave) and smartcities (mobicities).

With a BSc degree in Computer Systems Engineering of University of Charleroi, Belgium, 1974 and a vast professional experience in various IT domains, he have a full understanding of the full life cycle of IT development projects.

He was recently newly appointed as a Member of The Scientific Committee at IVA (International VAT Association), he is on a mission to rethink the VAT system by developing a simpler, more robust and efficient VAT system.

Riccardo Cassisa - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Riccardo Cassisa, Italian Tax Administration

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Ruth Corkin - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Ruth Corkin, The VAT Practitioners Group (UK)

Ruth is the national Technical Chair for the VAT Practitioners Group. She is also an Associate specialising in indirect taxes with Hiller Hopkins LLP in the UK. In her VPG role, Ruth has worked closely with HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) on the “Making Tax Digital” project, ensuring that HMRC is fully aware of the challenges faced by taxpayers unused to accounting software.

She also represents the VPG and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) on various committees with HMRC and was seconded to the Office of Tax Simplification for seven months in 2017 to look at ways of simplifying the VAT code in the United Kingdom.

Sascha Jafari - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Sascha Jafari, summitto (Netherlands)

Sascha holds a Master degree in taxation by the University of Maastricht. In the past he worked for accenture as a consultant in the Financial Services industry, and later on for Deloitte in the Tax Management Consulting unit. His unique skill set allows him to build a bridge between IT and taxation. Although these two fields are not often combined, Sascha has been programming software for many years and knows how to bring IT and taxation together. In the past he built tax analytics software and internal fraud investigation tools for publicly listed companies. In 2013 he first learned about blockchain technology and was amazed by the potential of this technology. Only later he learned what enormous value this technology can have for the VAT world. Finally in 2017 he started summitto to build the first triple entry accounting system to prevent VAT fraud throughout the EU in a confidential and secure manner.

Stephen Dale - IVA Stokolm Conference - October 2018

Stephen Dale, PwC Société d’Avocats (France)

Stephen Dale is a partner in a specialist VAT practice in Paris in HEDEOS société d'avocats and has worked in French taxation for more than twenty years, having previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK.

Stephen is a member (and former Chairman) of the FEE (Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens) Tax Policy Group and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales VAT Committee (and former Chairman). He represents the IVA on the Expert Group and is a member of the OECD’s Global VAT Forum.

He is a board member of the Association de la Pratique de la TVA européenne (APTE).

He is the author of several publications such as VAT Yearbook – Kluwer, VAT Guides – PwC, Articles – International Indirect Tax, BNA, journals and newspapers.


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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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