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What is VAT and How It Works on the Sale of Mobile Application [2015]

8 Jan 2015

VAT (Value Added Tax) on electronic services is currently a hot topic in Europe as from 1st January 2015 all digital goods and services sold in the EU will be taxable for VAT purposes at the location of the customer.

We will review these rules and the impact for the seller of mobile applications.

About Iman Deschâtres

Mrs Iman Ben Abbes Deschâtres specializes in International tax and VAT. With more than 10 years of experience, she has previously worked in tax practices in France, Luxembourg and UK. She has extensive experience of Eastern European tax systems from her work with international clients and their investment structures.

Iman has been part of the interim VAT team for a multinational company. She has managed the compliance process within Europe (VAT returns, Intrastat, European sales list) and she has worked on the review and analysis of the supply chain. She has worked with the technology tax team for the review of the SAP system from a VAT perspective and she has prepared VAT training on this system for the financing team of the companies.

Iman owns VATlib a mobile application for iOS and Android devices that she has designed to provide VAT professional with easy & simple access to a VAT calendar (which can be personalised), VAT rates & thresholds, Invoicing Requirements, ECJ VAT Cases. Iman researches and regularly updates the content. She has also reviewed the VAT implications of the sale of mobile applications.

Iman holds a Master Degree from University Jean Moulin (France) in Business & Tax Law and is a post-graduate in French Business & Tax Law. She is fluent in French and in English and she understands spoken Arabic.

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