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Indirect Tax Forum 2017 - 30 March, Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf


International Tax Review in conjunction with WTS worked together to provide taxpayers with cutting-edge insights into the indirect tax landscape at the Indirect Tax Forum 2017 on 30 March in Düsseldorf.

The conference took place the day before the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty so panellists were in a prime position to discuss the impact Brexit will have on customs and other indirect tax considerations, including the new EU-UK border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; what will happen to ongoing VAT cases in the European Court of Justice; and how quickly the UK will move away from the VAT directive once it leaves the Court’s jurisdiction.

Other key topics included the application of the EU’s long-awaited generalised reverse charge mechanism, a measure designed to combat VAT fraud. Speakers examined which countries were more likely to employ the measure, and which could follow the first movers.

As such, the forum provided a platform for high-level discussion, networking and more. Opinions and comments from the audience are highly welcome as the Forum is intended as an interactive and engaging meeting between senior taxpayers and advisers.

Select photos are available from the event and a post-event article will be made available shortly. If you would like further information on future events, email



International Correspondents