VAT fórum 2018


Around 150 billion EUR of VAT missing in public budgets annually is the reason why European policy makers keep trying to find a more efficient system of VAT collection. A proposal known as the VAT Action Plan suggesting the new VAT treatment of intra-community supplies of goods within the EU was released by the Commission in April 2016. In October 2017, more concrete plans for the VAT reform were launched. First changes should be valid from 2019 and the completely new system for intra-EU supplies is planned to be implemented from 2022.

VAT forum at the University of Economics, Prague is the place for discussion of the impact of the new rules on European businesses and tax administrations. If you are interested how the future VAT will look like, join the conference!

Venue: University of Economics, W. Churchill Sq. 1938/4, Prague 3.


The conference will be translated simultaneously in English and Czech.

26 January 2018 (Friday) 

08:30 - 09:30 


09:30 - 10:00



  • Radek Neužil, Chief Executive, Chamber of Tax Advisers of the Czech Republic
  • Pavlína Žáková, Representation of the European Commission in the CR

Current information on tax collection in the EU context

  • Luděk Niedermayer, Member of the European Parliament

 10:00 - 10:45





VAT evasion and measures against it

Estimates of the VAT gap in the European states and the CR, measures against VAT fraud implemented in the CR and other member states (Specific reverse charge, VAT control statements, Guarantee for VAT payment). 

Moderator: Hana Zídková


  • Grzegorz Poniatowski, director Fiscal Policy Studies v CASE (institute estimating the VAT gap for European Commission)
  • Blanka Mattauschová, General Financial Directorate, Prague
 10:45 - 11:15

 Coffee Break

 11:15 - 12:45





VAT Action Plan

New rules for international trade in goods within the EU, Quick Fixes (certified taxable persons, etc.), impact on businesses and tax administrations, collection of VAT through One stop Shop.

Moderator: Caroline Heber, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich


  • Maria-Elena Scoppio, EU Commission, Brussels
  • Stanislav Kryl, EY and Czech Chamber of tax Advisors, Prague
  • Ondřej Fasora, Ministry of Finance, Prague
 12:45 - 14:00


 14:00 - 15:30  




Alternative scenarios for the definite VAT system

General reverse charge, split payment method, online invoicing and reporting.

Moderator: Petra Pospíšilová, CSOB and Czech Chamber of Tax Advisors, Prague


  • Johan Van der Pall, Deloitte, Brussels
  • Karoline Spies, WU, Vienna
  • Petr Toman, Czech Chamber of Tax Advisors and KPMG, Prague


Closing remarks




Use the attached form for registration purposes.  After filling in send it please to You will receive a confirmation with the bank details for your invoice.

  • EARLY BIRD Registration fee is 3,200 CZK incl. VAT (123 EUR / person) - Dead line for Early Bird Registrations is 15 December 2017.
  • STANDARD Registration fee is 3,900 CZK incl.VAT (145 EUR / person)

The registration fee includes the conference programme book, refreshment breaks, lunch and other benefits. Accommodation is not included.

Application form 




Recommended hotel near to the conference venue:

Courtyard Prague City 
Lucemburska Street 46 Prague  130 00 Czech Republic 
+420 236 088 088

Single room: 1,932 CZK/room/night including VAT, breakfast
Double room:  2,219.50 CZK/room/night including VAT, breakfast

Please click on this booking form to make your hotel reservation
Deadline for registration: 20 December 2017

Distance to the venue: MAP



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Marcela Vaňatková
Tel.: +420 542 422 329

Vít Šelešovský
Tel.: +420 542 422 317