The Chelco VAT International Academy ends its 2023-2024 academic year with a morning seminar focussing on the VAT Place of Supply Rules.

Place of Supply determines where a transaction is taxed for VAT purposes and which Member State has the taxing rights. To this effect, it determines to which national legislation one must refer to be able to determine country specific considerations such as exemptions, VAT rate, reverse charge mechanisms, compliance requirements and other conditions, which are up to each Member State to determine and implement.

Director of Chelco VAT and Instructor of the Academy, Panayiotis Iona, will examine the rules that determine where a transaction is taxed for VAT purposes. The seminar will discuss the different VAT Directive rules that determine where a transaction is taxed for VAT purposes with illustrative examples.

The seminar is open to any professional with exposure to VAT matters from all industries.


8:30am – 9:00am
Registration & Coffee
9:00am – 9:05am

Welcome Address
Panayiotis Iona – Instructor

9:05am – 11:00am
  • Legal background
  • Place of supply rules for supplies of goods
    • Examples
  • Main place of supply rules for provision of services
    • Examples
11:00am – 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Exceptions to the main rule
    • Examples
  • Use and enjoyment provisions
    • Examples

Discussion and Questions


End of Seminar


The Instructor

Panayiotis Iona, BA, ACA
Chelco VAT Ltd
E-mail: [email protected]

Panayiotis is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), with more than 10 years of experience in VAT.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University in the UK. Panayiotis trained initially with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Manchester, and subsequently with PwC Cyprus, as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), before joining Chelco VAT Ltd as Senior VAT Consultant in 2014.  In 2017, he was awarded the Expert in EU VAT degree, finishing first in his class.

Panayiotis has authored or contributed to various articles and other publications in Cyprus and abroad on matters pertaining to Cyprus and EU indirect taxation.

He specialises in providing VAT advisory and compliance services to both local and international companies with activities in Cyprus, Europe and worldwide. He is a founding member of the Cyprus VAT Association (CYVA). He is also a Certified Vocational Trainer with the Human Resources Development Authority of Cyprus (ANAD).

Who Should Attend?

Professionals dealing with VAT matters at all levels and in all industries, who would like to expand or enhance their VAT knowledge:
  • VAT advisors

  • Auditors

  • Accountants & Bookkeepers

  • CFOs/Financial Controllers

  • Business Managers

  • VAT Department Officers

  • Tax Lawyers

  • Tax Consultants

  • Tax Accountants

When, Where & How Much?

Date & Venue

Thursday, 23 May 2024, Columbia Plaza Venue Centre


9:00am – 1:30pm (registration at 8:30am)
4 CPD Units (certificates of attendance will be provided


€175 + VAT 
Group Discount (for 3 persons or more): 15%
Free for current students of the Diploma in VAT Excellence (DiVE).
Mention in Notes when registering.



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