July 12, 2017

Tsielepis to represent Cyprus at VAT Expert Academy in Germany

LimassolOur own Alexis Tsielepis will represent Cyprus for the second year in a row at the International VAT Expert Academy (IVEA) in Dusseldorf in September.

The high-level, three-day Academy appeals to expert VAT managers, consultants and officials dealing with VAT from all over the world who will discuss in the course of a number of interactive workshops various issues that arise in their day-to-day business. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on 18-20 September 2017.

Tsielepis, Managing Director of the island’s only VAT dedicated consulting firm, Chelco VAT Ltd, will lead the workshop on European Court of Justice cases. The workshop will analyse selected cases in depth and deal with formal requirements.

Apart from Cyprus, the rest of the countries represented on the panel by their leading VAT experts include the UK, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Check Republic, France, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The workshops will have an international focus and be held in English. Following a short introduction, individual case studies will be distributed after which, participants will be given the opportunity to discuss their individual cases and to determine best practice solutions.

Apart from Alexis’, other workshops will cover such topics as voluntary disclosures for VAT, VAT compliance, chain transactions, VAT for retailers, reverse supply chain, SAP and VAT, the new customs legislation, VAT for the shipping and aviation industries and more. The Academy’s plenary session will be led by renowned VAT expert, Prof. Dr. Ben J.M. Terra, who will talk about 10 things to know about VAT fraud.

Seats are still available by contacting the organizers, the International VAT Conference Club e.V, either by email at [email protected] or by phone at +49 89/217 5012-20.

The event’s brochure can be downloaded here.

Tsielepis is widely acknowledged as Cyprus’ foremost VAT expert. He is a holder of the coveted Expert in European VAT Degree and sits on various committees charged with tax matters, including the VAT Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, on which he has held various positions. He lectures extensively in Cyprus and Europe on VAT for private and public companies, professionals and institutions as well as government agencies and departments.

He has written a number of tax syllabuses and articles on matters pertaining to Cyprus and EU VAT.