VAT Online course – Basic Training (incl. final test and certificate)
This E-Learning presents the basic principles of the European Value Added Tax (VAT) Law. Status: 01.07.2020.
What is the content of this online course?
How do Value Added Taxes (VAT) work in the EU? This online course explains the basic rules of the European VAT Law (EU Directive 2006/112/EC) as regards the
- treatment of the supplies of goods and services,
- EU invoicing rules,
- VAT payment obligations,
- filing of tax returns, and
- claim back of input VAT and the basics of the VAT refund respectively.
The VAT E-Learning covers both B2B and B2C constellations and focuses on the VAT principles for cross-border transactions. It is structured as a dialogue between new-business founder Knut and his tax consultant friend Lisa. Thereby, Lisa explains to Knut (and you) the relevant rules by simple explanations. Furthermore, you will find several example cases on the single topics which you have to solve in interactive quizzes. In addition, you receive a comprehensive training material which includes further background information, overviews and simplified decision trees.
After completion of the VAT Online course, you will have a good understanding of the principles of the EU VAT Law. As a result, you will particularly be able to avoid some typical general “VAT traps” and to improve the VAT cash flow management. As the E-Learning only covers the EU VAT Law from a broader perspective and is purposely designed as a short introduction training, it can however not explain national specifications and derogations or provide solutions for an individual case.
Status of the E-Learning
The E-Learning covers the legal status per 01.07.2020. It particularly considers the so-called VAT Quick fixes.
How to use this online course?
The VAT Online Course consists of a training material (pdf; zip-Format) and 11 short videos with a total length of 1 h 55 min. The training ends with a final test. If you pass this test successfully, you will get a certificate.
The online course will be provided in our E-Learning Management System and is available in your customer account at our website for one year after purchase. To access the course you first have to register your customer account when you purchase the product. You will receive a separate Email with an activation link to active your account. If you do not receive this email, kindly check your spam folder. Upon activation of your customer account and payment of the purchase price, the E-Learning will be automatically added to your account. You can immediately start with the training and determine your own training tempo.
To access the E-Learning, you need a PC, Mac, Tablet or Smartphone with internet access, a sound card and loudspeakers. An appropriate system software is Microsoft Windows (7/8/10), Linux, Apple Mac OS X, iOS or Android. As Browser you can for example use Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox. The demo video below technically complies with the E-Learning videos. Thus, you may use it to test whether you can watch the E-Learning videos on your device. To read the provided pdf-training material you need a pdf-reading software (e.g. Acrobate Reader and WinZip). If you wish to print-out the training material and your certificate, you need a printer which is connected with your device. For more information please click HERE
You would like to purchase our E-Learning trainings for a group of employees? We offer special Corporate Rebates depending on the number of students. If you are interested, please email us to info[at]lawinpractice.eu or use our contact form.
Who is this online course for?
Our VAT E-Learning is especially designed for “non-tax experts”. As such, you do not need any prior know how as the online course will start from the absolute basics. It aims at employees of multinational companies, for example in the accounting, sales and sourcing department. Therefore, we also highly recommend this training to multinational companies as part of their Internal Tax Compliance Management Systems and to ensure VAT compliance. Beyond, its is also suitable for business owners and non-tax lawyers who want to know more about the general EU VAT rules.
If you wish to purchase this online course for a group of employees, we grant a discount.
You are not interested in a Final Test and Certificate? Check out VAT – the Basics (E-Learning without test and certificate)
Who developed the “VAT Online Course”?
Author of this training is Dr. Nina Kuntschik. Mrs. Kuntschik is a German Lawyer since 2005 and Certified Tax Consultant since 2009. She has 14 years of practical experience in the area of VAT. Since 2012, she works as an inhouse consultant in a large multinational company. Part of her tasks is training her colleagues accounting, sales and sourcing departments on the basic VAT rules in the EU. The VAT E-Learning reflects typical practical questions raised by “non-professionals” dealing with VAT matters on a daily basis.
Content of the “VAT Online Course (E-Learning with certificate)”
A. Introduction to the EU VAT Rules – Video: 10 min 23 sec
B. EU VAT treatment of the Supplies of goods
Overview – Video: 6 min 36 sec
Domestic supplies – Video: 10 min 22 sec
EU supplies, Part 1 – Video: 12 min 51 sec
EU supplies, Part 2 – Video: 16 min 51 sec
Export and Import supplies – Video: 6 min 19 sec
II. B2C-Supplies – Video: 6 min 58 sec
C. EU VAT treatment of the Supplies of Services
Video 1 – „B2B transactions“: 10 min 25 sec
Video 2 – „B2C transactions“: 7 min 31 sec
D. Invoicing Rules – Video:13 min 06 sec
E. VAT payment & VAT refund – Video: 13 min 56 sec
F. Final Test with 15 questions (45 minutes, max 3 attempts)
G. Bonus material – Further details on…
- The EU- simplification rule for call-off stocks
- The EU- simplification rule for chain transactions
- VAT handling of down-payments
- VAT cash flow improvement
New! Customized VAT E-Learning
We are happy to customize our standard VAT E-Learnings to your special business needs and kind of transactions. Depending on the technical setup, it may also possible to run the E-Learnings in your own system.
Are you interested in more information? Email us to info[at]lawinpractice.eu or use our contact form! Please give us a short business description, your customization wishes and number of VAT E-Learnings you wish to be designed. Please also let us know if you consider to provide the customized courses in your own E-Learning system.