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New European Union VAT Rules for Telecommunication, Broadcasting and Electronic Services - What you need to know - Sept 16, 2014 - Santa Monica, CA
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The BayPay Forum is very excited to present the New European Union VAT Rules for Telecommunication, Broadcasting and Electronic Services - What you need to know - Sept 16, 2014 - Santa Monica, CA



Agenda (updated 9/04)

9.00 am – 9.30 am: Registration and Breakfast


9.30 am – 9.40 am: Welcome and opening of conference by D. Chatelain (BayPay Forum)

9.40 am – 9.50 am: Keynote speech, C. H. Helleputte (AMCHAM EU)

9.50 am – 10.15 am : Overview of main features of the European VAT and reasosn for the 2015 changes, C. Fischer (Ernst & Young)

 Highlights of differences compared to the US sales and use tax, with a special focus on the taxation of the digital economy

10.15 am – 10.45 am : Q&A session

 Panel with EU Commission (P.Pillet, M. Volvert), AmCham EU (C.A. Helleputte), Ernst & Young (C.Fischer, chair), UK (A. Webb), Ireland (D. Donegan) and Luxembourg (V. Ries) representatives

10.45 am – 11.15 am: Coffee Break

11.15 am – 11.45 am: Where to tax telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services ? EU Commission (M. Volvert)

In which EU Member State is the supply taxable?

11.45 am – 12.15 am: Q&A session

Panel with EU Commission (M. Volvert, chair), Ernst & Young (C. Fischer), Ireland (D. Donegan) and Luxembourg (V. Ries) representatives

12.15 am – 1.30 pm: Lunch

1.30 pm – 2.00 pm: Reporting obligations for non EU operators : the "mini one Stop Shop", EU Commission (P. Pillet)

2.00 pm – 2.40 pm: Overview of national portals for tax compliance

- UK portal (A. Webb) (10 mn)

- Irish portal (J. McBride) (10 mn)

- Italian portal (F. Celozzi) (10 mn)

- Belgian portal (A. Walckiers) (10 mn)

2.40 pm – 3.25 pm: Q&A session on the mini One Stop Shop and the portals,

Panel with EU Commission (P. Pillet, chair), UK (A. Webb), Ireland (J. McBride), Italy (F. Celozzi), Luxembourg (V. Ries) and Belgium (A. Walckiers) representatives

3.25 pm – 3.55 pm: Coffee break

3.55 pm – 4.30 pm: Open forum

4.30 pm – 4.45 pm: Conclusion, P. Pillet (EU Commission)

4.45 pm – 5.00 pm: Closing of the Conference, D. Chatelain (BayPay Forum)




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Speakers bios and photos



Patrice Pillet Head of sector in the VAT Unit of DG TAXUD, European Commission


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Patrice Pillet is Head of sector in the VAT Unit of DG TAXUD, at the European Commission. He is responsible for VAT obligations and fight against fraud, as well as for issues related to the taxation of the digital economy. Patrice has held different positions in the customs and tax departments of the EU Commission. He is of French nationality, speaks French, English and Spanish.






Andrew Webb Senior VAT Policy Manager, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)


Andrew Webb

Andrew Webb is a Senior VAT Policy Manager in HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the UK tax authority. Although currently based in HMRC's HQ offices in London, Andrew has previously worked in a wide range of operational and policy posts, mainly in the consumption tax or customs areas. In recent years, as Head of VAT International, he has been responsible for handling various international VAT policy, administrative co-operation and information exchange issues, regularly representing the UK at European Union or other international meetings. Currently he is part of a team responsible for managing the UK's implementation of the 2015 VAT digital taxation initiative, including the VAT Mini-One Stop Shop (MOSS).






Dermot Donegan Head of VAT Policy and Legislation, Revenue Commissioners in Ireland


Dermot Donegan

Dermot Donegan Is head of VAT Policy and Legislation in the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. He is an Irish delegate at Council Working Party meetings and other Commission fora and chaired discussions on the new 2015 Place of Supply rules for TBE services which were agreed during the Irish Presidency. He has worked in many roles within the Irish Tax Administration.








Joe McBride Senior ICT Manager, Irish Revenue Commissioners



Joe McBride is a Senior ICT manager in the Irish Revenue Commissioners.  He is currently responsible for the delivery of all new Tax, Customs and EU ICT projects in Revenue, which includes the VAT MOSS project.  He is also responsible for HR and Training within the ICT Division and has represented the Irish Revenue Commissioners on a number of EU forums and groups.









Charles-Albert Helleputte, Issue Leader VAT, AmCham EU (Brussels)


Charles-Albert Helleputte

Charles A. Helleputte is the issue leader for VAT questions at the American Chamber of Commerce with the EU (AmCham EU) in Brussels. He is chairing the VAT sub-group of the AmCham EU Tax Committee. He is also a counsel at Mayer Brown and a lecturer of VAT at the UCLouvain (catholic university of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). Charles is active in the fields of corporate income tax (i.e. international tax planning and transfer pricing), indirect taxes and tax policy. Charles is a Belgian national and speaks Dutch, English and French.







Viviane Ries, Head of International relations within the VAT (value added tax) Division



I started my professional career working for a tax advisory firm, before transferring to the Indirect Tax Administration, which is one of the three tax authorities under the Ministry of Finance of Luxemburg. Currently, I'm the head of International relations within the VAT (value added tax) Division, with the following competence: - international relations and study of VAT questions at an international level; - collaboration as regards national VAT legislation.






Agnes Walckiers, VAT expert in international cooperation for the Belgian Federal Public Service Finances (FPS Finances)


Agnes Walckiers

Agnes Walckiers is the project manager for the implementation of the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) in Belgium. She has followed all European workshops defining the functional and technical requirements for the MOSS. Agnes Walckiers is also the Belgian national expert for the European standing committee on administrative cooperation for VAT matters. She speaks French and English.











Fabio Celozzi, Head of Office at Revenue Agency - Rome – Italy


Fabio Celozzi

1985 -1991 Degree at University Federico II, Naples, Italy Major: Political Science and Economics. Minor: Law. Thesis in Monetary Policy: "New Roles in Financial Intermediation" 2006 Post graduate Degree at Università La Sapienza, Rome – Italy in Law International Tax Planning Work experience From January 1992 to December 1997 Type of business or sector: Free Lance Consultant in Management, Training, Software development and customization – Customers in Naples and Rome - Italy Main activities: designing and running training activities on information Systems and Project Management; database management system custom application development, System Analysis From January 1998 to April 2009 Type of business or sector: Public Administration – Official at Ministry of Economy and Finance – Revenue Agency. Bologna and Rome - Italy Main activities and responsibilities: Tax Audits; managing at local level ITC projects in the field of management and Taxation; designing and running training activity From April 2009 onwards Type of business or sector: Public Administration – Head of Office at Revenue Agency - Rome – Italy Main activities and responsibilities: administrative cooperation in the field of Taxation, Project Manager at International level for European Taxation Systems (Vat Refund, Vies, MOSS); Italian delegate at EU, IOTA and OECD in Working Groups and Committees. International: Involved in AFS/Intercultura (Italian branch of AFS, world-leader in intercultural exchanges) from 1984 to 1996; member of National Board of Directors for 1990/1993 term. Additional Information: Mother tongue: Italian. Fluent in English and German Conversant in French.




Maryse Volvert Head of sector in the VAT Unit of DG TAXUD, European Commission


Maryse Volvert

Maryse Volvert is Head of sector in the VAT Unit of DG TAXUD, at the European Commission. She is responsible for the place of supply rules, including issues related to the taxation of the digital economy, as well as for basic concepts of the VAT legislation, like the taxable persons and the right of deduction. She is also responsible for the work launched by the EU Commission on the future of VAT (towards a simpler, more robust and efficient VAT system). Maryse has held different positions in the tax departments of the EU Commission and the Belgian ministry of finance. She is of Belgian nationality, speaks French, English and Dutch.





Claudio Fischer VAT policy Senior Manager at EY


Claudio Fischer

Claudio Fischer is a VAT policy senior manager at EY. He has a broad experience with national and European Value Added Tax and other indirect taxes, advising clients (among which the European Commission) on the effective and strategic engagement of tax policy to shape policy development and effect change. Claudio was responsible for the development of the Swiss VAT regime, namely the profound remodeling and modernization of the VAT act introduced in 2010. Claudio has written a number of articles on legal and economic issues of VAT and regularly participates as speaker in conferences and seminars. As former Vice-Chair of the OECD Working Party on Consumption Taxes and now member of the BIAC working group, he is intensely engaged with the OECD’s work in this field, namely the drafting of the international VAT/GST guidelines.





Location ROC (Real Office Centers), 604 Arizona Ave. 3rd Floor Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Entrance from 6th Street)

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Tuesday 16 September 2014, 09:00am - 05:00pm
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