May 9, 2022

Course Description

This course is a comprehensive interactive training course designed for people who are responsible for any aspect of an organisation’s VAT obligations. It is ideal for those who have never undergone a structured VAT training course, or for those who wish to undergo a comprehensive VAT refresher course. The course will dispel many of the common myths and misunderstandings which arise in relation to the Irish VAT System and is designed to cover the most important principles of the operation of the Irish VAT System. The course is suitable for staff of all levels, who wish to gain a thorough understanding of these essential principles.

Course content

Principles of the VAT System

Understanding how the Irish VAT System works

Taxable Persons and Accountable Persons

VAT Registration

Group Registration

Distance Sales

VAT Returns and Payments

Annual VAT Returns

Supplies of Goods and Services

VAT Invoices and Credit Notes

Deductible and Non-Deductible VAT

The rules for reclaiming foreign VAT incurred

The “Two Thirds Rule” explained

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

VAT Rates

Imports and Exports of Goods

Intra-Community acquisition of Goods and Triangulation

Intra-Community supply of Goods

Supply and Install Contracts

Section 56 Relief

Who Should Attend?

Finance managers, accountants, accounts staff and staff members with responsibility for the financial and legislative obligations of their organisation.

Anyone who wishes to be pro-active in their approach to legislative and financial compliance and anyone who wishes to undergo a refresher course in the operation of the Irish VAT System.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Approved for 3 CPD hours with the IOB, Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award if this does not apply.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and certificate of attendance.


Brian Hogan
Senior Tax Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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