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Principles of VAT
Principles of VAT
Principles of VAT
VAT is here!

A critical success factor for the VAT implementation will be upskilling yourself and your workforce with the right knowledge and skill-set in the coming months.

With this in mind, PwC’s Academy, the education and training business of PwC, has designed a suite of fit-for-purpose VAT courses that cover the fundamentals of the new VAT legislation, it’s impact on business and the technical and financial acumen required to manage this change.

We offer VAT courses in UAE, KSA and Qatar and these can be customised for in-house training across the GCC.

CPE Credits
modules available
Principles of VAT

The expected announcement of the GCC VAT legislation has made it imperative for all organisations to understand the main features of the new VAT system and it’s impact on the finance department.

In this course delegates will gain fundamental knowledge required to understand the mechanics of how a VAT system works, and how VAT will impact the daily finance operations. This course also provides a foundation for the detailed technical VAT courses.

Principles of VAT

PwC has a proven track record of helping solve tomorrow’s problems today and at the heart of that is our belief in the importance of training. We aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills to embrace the many challenges of this new regime.

Our global network of expert professionals bring their knowledge and practical experience, gained from working within leading organisations, including many in jurisdictions with established VAT systems, into the classroom to give an insight into the commercial and practical realities of working with VAT.

It is of vital importance to prepare early. Our award winning Academy has a proven track record in finance and business training, and 100% pass rates* in our tax professional qualifications, so we can support our client’s business and people in preparation for January 2018, and beyond.

Practical learning. Using practical examples, quizzes and case studies, and supplemented by e-learning support tools, our courses enhance the learning experience and help improve retention and on-the-job application.

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Principles of VAT

This courses is suitable for directors, department heads, chief financial officers, and entrepreneurs. It will also benefit any individual who works in the finance or tax department of the organisation or is involved in VAT implementation and compliance and wants an understanding of the principles of VAT.

We have the following discount options available:

  • 5%* Early Bird discount for registrations completed one month before session date
  • 10%* Professional Body member discount
  • 10%* Corporate discount
  • 15%* Group discount for a minimum of 3 participants 
  • 20%* Group discount for a minimum of 5 participants
  • The discounts cannot be combined.
*Terms and conditions apply
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Course structure

Delegates will have a clear understanding of key concepts, such as:

An overview of the broader government strategy and objectives with regards to the VAT system

The taxable person

What is a taxable supply, and how to establish the taxable value of a supply

Output and input VAT

Place and time of supply

Registration requirements

Compliance and regulatory requirements

The commercial impact of VAT on your business and how the introduction of VAT will impact:

  • Pricing
  • Margins
  • Resources
  • Contracts

Other business considerations

  • Registering as a group of companies for VAT
  • International trade
  • Contracts – transitional arrangements


There are no scheduled dates for this course. Fill out the form to check future dates or deliver the course in-house

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