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VAT & Indirect Tax Group launched at EMEA Regional Conference

A new specialist interest group has been formed to focus on VAT and indirect taxes and will be nested within the International Tax Services Group.

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VAT & Indirect Tax, a new specialist international tax group, was launched at the International Tax Services Group meeting in Prague earlier this month. The energy and inspiration for the group comes from Mickael Tatayas, VAT Director at Tax Consult in Belgium (pictured above left with Zaheer Anis of Alliott Management Consulting UAE in Abu Dhabi). 

The group has been set up as a sub-group of the International Tax Services Group headed up by David Gibbs, and will initially be led by an international team of specialist members, most notably Mickael Tatayas.

Unveiling his plans for the group at the 2018 EMEA Regional Conference, Tatayas expressed his ambitions to establish a close network of international VAT/indirect tax experts who can advise each other's clients when doing business in a different jurisdiction. VAT, explained Tatayas, has, for example, become an issue for clients involved in remote selling, and it is important that we "increase the collaboration between Alliott Group members on VAT/indirect tax matters in EU member countries but also in non EU-member countries."

Among Tatayas' other plans are initiatives to share and publish country-specific information, develop marketing communications and generate new business opportunities within and outside the EU. 

More information will follow soon, but if you are a specialist in VAT or indirect tax, in the first instance, please get in contact with Giles Brake at the Executive Office so that we can involve you in the group as it develops.