September 3, 2024

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A few words from our tutor on what you can expect from this course

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 €535 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €635. 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.

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