Brexit & the death of the European VAT return seminar

6th March 2019 13:00 - 18:00 CET

Join us on the 6th March at The Hoxton, Amsterdam for an intimate afternoon seminar where you will hear about a range of topics including Brexit and the imminent death of the VAT return.

Richard Asquith – VP Global Indirect Tax for Avalara Europe will be talking through how European business can prepare and survive a no-deal Brexit and what changes are required if you trade or are thinking of trading with the UK. We will also outline a number of schemes which are available to help reduce trade friction.

Richard will discuss how to survive a no-deal Brexit including;

  • The likelihood of a no-deal Brexit
  • What changes for business that trade with the UK
  • Which schemes to help reduce trade friction

Ruby Buckland will be discussing why we think that the days of the VAT return are coming to an inevitable end, as more European governments follow in the footsteps of Spain, Hungary and Italy.

Ruby will expand on why the death of the VAT return is inevitable and will cover;

  • Progress on Italy SdI live invoice reporting
  • UK Making Tax Digital which goes live in April 2019
  • Plans for Greece, Portal and France


13:00 Registration & light lunch  
13:30 Presentations  
16:00 Drinks, Canapes & Networking  
18:00 End  


Richard Asquith

Richard Asquith

VP Global Indirect Tax, Avalara

Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.

Ruby Buckland

Ruby Buckland

Enterprise Sales, Avalara

Ruby Buckland works with Enterprise level Clients across EMEA to determine how Avalara can help simplify existing tax compliance and processes and adhere to the changing legislation and associated requirements.  Ruby qualified as an accountant with Deloitte in the UK and has spent 18 years with the Big Four advising multinational clients on ways to manage their tax compliance before joining Avalara in 2018. 


The Hoxton, Amsterdam,
Herengracht 255,
1016 BJ Amsterdam,