VAT Changes in 2021 and the Impact on Cross-Border E-Commerce

August 26, 2020 – September 22, 2020

Vertex and Deloitte will be co-hosting this webinar in English and in German.

  • For the English version on 26th August at 14.00-15.00 CET, please register here.
  • For the German version on 22nd September 14.00-15.00 CET, please register here.

About the Event

The EU VAT rules for e-commerce are designated to eliminate distortions for competition that benefit non-EU sellers, reduce compliance costs for online traders, and make the VAT system fraud-proof.

In recent years, the VAT rules for e-commerce within the EU have been subject to an ongoing change process. For example, in 2019, new rules for destination principle or simplified registration for non-resident suppliers (one stop shop) were introduced.

Next year, the EU VAT rules for e-commerce transactions will change again significantly regarding low-value goods, distance selling, and VAT liability for the online platform: The new e-commerce VAT Package will have an impact on a wide variety of stakeholders (online marketplaces, e-retailers, customs agents, postal operators, and courier companies) involved in remote sales of goods to EU private individuals.

Join our webinar hosted by Vertex and Deloitte and learn about:

  • The impact of the e-commerce VAT Package on EU and non-EU e-commerce from the seller's perspective
  • How these new VAT obligations will impact various e-commerce business models
  • How to prepare for these upcoming changes

Event Speakers

Maike Langen, VAT Solutions Manager, Tax Advisor, Vertex Inc.
Maike Langen has worked in the tax department for over 11 years - in the Finanzverwaltung NRW and as Senior Manager Indirect Tax at Ernst & Young. Her main focus was on advising industrial companies with regard to the optimal mapping of VAT requirements in ERP systems as well as solutions for continuous monitoring in the context of tax control systems and tax reporting. Maike has extensive experience in the introduction and adaptation of SAP native solutions as well as add-on providers and tax engines.

Sandra Beirle, Deloitte Director, Indirect Tax, Tax Management Consulting
Sandra Beirle has over 20 years of experience in the analysis and configuration of tax-related requirements in business processes, ERP systems, and the associated control environment. In recent years, she has been responsible for the implementation of tax requirements from several countries into IT within the tax department of a group of companies.

Bernd Duscha, Director Indirect Tax, Tax Management Consulting at Deloitte
Bernd Duscha has more than 25 years of experience in the management of SAP / IT projects from project planning to implementation. Bernd Duscha is responsible for the topics “Tax Enabled ERP” and “Data Analytics” in the Service Line Indirect Tax in Germany. This mainly includes project work with a focus on VAT-related processes/data and the adequate use of IT systems.