From 1.1.2011 the EU rules regarding VAT on events have changed. The VAT position now varies according to where the customer is established and not according to where the event is held.
This means that on all fees for delegates, exhibition stands or sponsorship for events held on or after 1.1.2011 :
a. UK Companies: Pro Global Media Ltd is obliged to collect standard VAT at the current rate, regardless of where the event is held.
b. Companies in other EU countries: Pro Global Media Ltd will not have to collect UK VAT from companies established in another EU country. However, the EU customer will remain responsible under the 'reverse charge' system for paying and declaring any VAT due on the invoiced items under their own country's VAT system, regardless of where the event is held.
c. Companies not registered for VAT in any EU country: PRo Publications International Ltd will not have to collect UK VAT from companies not established or registered for VAT in any EU country, regardless of where the event is held.
The position regarding UK VAT on advertising in our publications or website has not changed and reflects the positions described in 1. above, according to where the customer is based.
3. PUBLICATION SALES
(i) Magazine subscriptions and print copies of our directories remain zero-rated (although non-UK EU companies should declare these under the 'reverse charge' system as described at b. above).
(ii) CD copies of the directories are subject to UK VAT at the standard rate (currently 20%).
The historical position, set out below, now relates only to events held on or before 31.12.10.
As a UK/EU company, Pro Global Media Ltd is obliged to collect VAT on events held in EU countries. The VAT rate varies from country to country and is shown on our brochures, registration forms and exhibitor confirmation forms.
A claim for recovery of the VAT paid can be made by EU and non-EU companies. Please use this link to find the recovery claim information which applies to your company.
For events held in the UK you can go directly to the UK HM Revenue & Customs website by clicking here and downloading Form 65 for EU companies for non-EU companies download form 65a.