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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News from the Board

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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News from IVA members

UK - Brexit

The transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year and even if a trade deal is agreed, there will be a host of changes to the current VAT regime that businesses will need to consider. Here, we highlight the key VAT issues that will impact businesses trading between the EU and the UK...

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News from EC

News from the EU – from Accountancy Europe

On 29 September, the Commission published a roadmap on its planned initiative to turn the VAT Committee into a ‘comitology committee’ – enabling the Commission to adopt implementing rules on certain well-defined aspects of VAT, if the VAT Committee approves...

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