General Information

Background

 

The International VAT Association (IVA), formed in 1994, is the world’s leading independent body on international VAT / GST issues, representing the interests of businesses and advisers involved in VAT or equivalent turnover taxes around the globe. The Association covers all major international markets.

 

The IVA Student Prize

 

In order to support and encourage the development of the study and research in the field of VAT and GST matters, the IVA has instituted an annual award for the best student paper dedicated to VAT and GST.

The Prize is €1500. In addition, the student who wins is invited, at the expense of the IVA, to attend one of the IVA’s Autumn Conferences where the Prize will be awarded and the winning student presents his/her paper.

 

The IVA Prize competition is open to all Universities, Colleges and High Schools which have departments that run courses on turnover taxes. The application for the IVA Prize is prepared and presented to the IVA by the relevant Body/Department of the University etc.

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IVA Meeting with the Portuguese Tax Authorities

The International VAT Association (IVA), represented by its President, Stephen Dale, and Board Member, Fátima Gouveia, met with the representatives of the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tax Affairs and of the Portuguese VAT Authority on the 9th of July 2019, in Lisbon. The IVA thanked the authorities for meeting with us at short notice.

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The shape of the Recession will reshape state and local tax policies

Although it is too early to forecast precisely how tax policies will be adjusted, the repercussions of the unprecedented Covid economic measures will linger far into the future. Michael J. Bernard and George L. Salis explain what actions tax executives can take today to help their organizations respond with greater agility here...

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News from EC

News from the EU July 2020

The European Commission has published its latest tax trends data for Europe. The data shows that in 2018, tax revenues as percentage of GDP increased slightly in the EU 27 up to 40.2%. Revenues remained almost equally distributed among indirect taxes...

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