Join our hybrid VAT Breakfast Event on Wednesday, 30 March at 8am CEST - Tax and Legal blog

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Join our 2022 hybrid VAT breakfast event on Wednesday, 30 March at 8.00am (CEST), where we will focus on VAT audits, year-end financial closing and indirect tax cash optimisation. 

About the event

We are excited to be hosting events in person again, and for the first time our VAT Breakfast Event will take place in a unique hybrid format. You will have the option to attend in-person in Zurich or Geneva with presentations streaming from both locations. Alternatively, you will also have the option to attend online.

In the upcoming webinar, we will examine the following topics:

  • Swiss VAT audits - During this first part, we will present recent developments in VAT audits and share the insights gained out of these inspections in several industry areas. This presentation will help you to understand the key areas of a VAT inspection and will help you to be prepared, if an external audit will be announced for your organisation.   
  • VAT provisions - For financial reporting purposes tax professionals are asked to provide input to the required provisions. Together with our Deloitte IFRS specialist, Oliver Köster, we will look at the rules provided by IFRS and local GAAP, the applicability for VAT as self-declaring tax as well as practical tips on how to build an audit file. 
  • Indirect Tax Cash Optimisation - More than ever, cash management is key for businesses and in-house tax specialists can contribute by identifying tax savings across jurisdictions. As indirect tax is an area where savings can be made, we will share savings opportunities and ideas from a Swiss and international perspective.

Register now to join the hybrid VAT Breakfast Event

If you would like to discuss this topic further, please reach out to our key contacts below.

Key Contacts

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Constant Dimitriou - Director, Indirect Tax

Constant is a Director leading the Indirect Tax practice in Romandie (Geneva and Lausanne). He has 15+ years of experience in EU and Swiss VAT covering all industries with a focus on the trading and FSI sectors. He advises Swiss and foreign multinationals notably on complex supply chain projects (structuring and optimization), internal processes and controls, systems, VAT audits and VAT compliance. Constant regularly intervenes as external speaker on VAT matters and has been listed as a Swiss Indirect Tax Leader in the International Tax Review for many years.

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Tim Reck - Director, Indirect Tax

Tim is an Indirect Tax Director based in the Deloitte Zurich office. With over 20 years' experience, Tim is one of the most experienced technical experts known for his work on advising international VAT across the 27 Members of the EU and Switzerland. Tim oversees VAT planning and execution of Swiss based principals trading internationally, from the initial conception of the company through to designing the efficient supply chain, the associated compliance, and ERP implementation. Tim is a Certified German Tax Accountant. He is a member of the VAT competency center of the professional organization for auditors and tax advisors, ExpertSuisse. The International Tax Review has listed Tim as an Indirect Tax Leader 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 for Switzerland.

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Romy Mueller - Director, Indirect Tax

Romy Mueller is an Indirect Tax Director in the Business Tax practice of Deloitte Switzerland,  based in Zurich and Berne, assisting clients with Swiss as well as International Indirect Tax matters, such as VAT, Customs & Excise Duties. In addition to that Romy is responsible for SAP Tax within Deloitte Switzerland supporting clients with their finance transformation. Romy started her career in the Big4 environment 15 years ago and has extensive expertise in providing VAT advisory & compliance services to national and international clients. She is currently a member of our Swiss outbound team, serving Swiss based multinationals and European headquarters with a focus on business model transformation. Romy regularly teaches Master Classes for VAT and Direct Tax at Swiss Tax Law School (Kalaidos Fachhochschule). She is a German lawyer and holds a Post Academic Master’s degree in International VAT.

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Oliver Koester - Director, Audit & Assurance 

Oliver leads the Complex Accounting Assurance practice in Switzerland, specialised in providing services related to financial reporting. He has over 20 years of experience in IFRS and US GAAP financial reporting and is a specialist for standard implementation and GAAP conversion projects, M&A and IPO transactions as well as investor communications. His background includes auditing and advising large scale listed companies as well as family owned businesses with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical & chemical, media & technology and real estate & leisure sectors. In addition to publishing numerous articles around financial reporting, Oliver also holds lectureships in financial reporting and financial analysis at the University of Applied Science in Worms and at the University of Zurich. 

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