Trading Through Web Sites Across Europe - Part 2 (Webinar course code HW/SFCL8 part of the SCL online CPD scheme - 1 hour)

Website trading overseas Tax

Website trading overseas is a complex business. Getting the site right is only part of it – consideration must also be given to a whole raft of legal issues such as consumer rights and brand protection. One of the most complex of these issues is that of information security and this applies to all size of business including SMEs.

In this seminar, Jeremy Hilton, a leading information security consultant, will discuss the current and emerging security threats and what large organisations and their SME partners are doing about them. He will highlight some of the main points of the DTI Security Survey, and some surveys of SMEs. 

Jeremy will also explain why he thinks SMEs don't focus particularly on security and finally how one might best approach risk assessment and risk management.

In order to determine the VAT consequences of website trading, the answers to three basic questions are required, these are Who, What, and Where?  Without clear answers to these questions it is impossible to know the VAT treatment of website trading.  That is why in this seminar Terry Colledge will take you through the implications of the different answers to these questions and highlight some of the opportunities and pitfalls.

Terry will also look at current VAT proposals of the European Commission which, if adopted, will have an impact on website trading.

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Jeremy Hilton has experience in information systems strategy and design, information security management and project management. He was appointed to the position of Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Computer Science in August 2005 and still works part-time as an independent consultant. 

Within the commercial sector, he has worked in Sweden setting up and managing the operation of secure operational PKI services similar to those offered by Verisign; has helped The Post Office design and procure their ViaCode service and has recently engaged to provide a similar service to the Land Registry for electronic conveyancing.

He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the British Computer Society, Programme Committee for the Information Systems Security in Europe annual conference. Also he is the Cardiff School of Computer Science representative at the Jericho Forum and The Open Group Security Forum.

Terry Colledge is a senior VAT manager based in KPMG’s Leeds office.  He has over 30 years of VAT experience, the first half with HM Revenue & Customs and then in the accountancy profession.  He advises extensively on international VAT issues and his clients include B2B and B2C website traders.  He is part of KPMG’s network of international VAT experts across the EU and beyond and has helped many clients understand the complexities of website trading and the overseas compliance problems often associated with it.

To view the slides that accompany both presentations please click on "downloads" once you have clicked through to the speaker's presentation.   

Published: 2006-10-30T00:00:00

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