Events are back: Tick VAT off your checklist

After a tumultuous 18 months due to COVID-19, the events industry is finally bouncing back.

Pre-Covid, this global industry was valued at more than USD $1,135 billion in 2019 and was expected to grow. This took a significant knock when planned events were cancelled on masse.

There is now a light at the end of the tunnel with 73% of event planners having successfully transitioned their events online (EventMB, 2020) and the resurgence of in-person events in recent weeks.

When organising events online and in-person it is important to understand the VAT implications.

We will be joined by our VAT experts on 26 October 2021 to discuss:

  • Why VAT needs to be accounted for when organising events
  • The place of supply rules – where does VAT need to be accounted for?
  • What is the difference between VAT obligations for an in-person event or an online event?
  • Common errors events companies make with VAT
  • Top tips for remaining VAT compliant from the planning to the execution of events


Mathilde Dorance – Senior Consultant, Sovos

Lauren Trigwell – Sales Director, Sovos

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