Seminar on VAT fraud cases in UK and Latvia

Place: Sorainen office, Kr. Valdemāra 21, Riga, Latvia
Time: 27 Apr 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Working language: English, Latvian

Sorainen Tax Practice Group organised an exclusive seminar with representatives from the UK, to discover more about VAT fraud in the UK. Guest speakers were Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting – Richard Baxter, who has over 25 years’ experience in indirect tax. He has worked extensively with large corporate clients on domestic and international VAT issues.

The second guest speaker was Spaden Elmhirst (Business Development Lead - Government Financial Crime) from BAE Systems.

Richard Baxter spoke about:

  • a prudent approach by any company when choosing suppliers;
  • how to protect business against purchasing from fraudsters;
  • how the authorities and courts approach the ‘should have known’ test.

Spaden Elmhirst - presentation on  software for companies for a safer choice of suppliers

Sorainen senior associate Dace Everte spoke about VAT disputes in dealing with doubtful persons

Sorainen partner Jānis Taukačs gave insights on the opportunity to turn to the European Commission with a complaint about Supreme Court judgments in VAT fraud cases.

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