The purpose of this program is to provide a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of VAT and how the VAT operates both locally and internationally with the use of practical examples.

Goals and Objectives:

After the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance their knowledge practicability in relation to the operation of the VAT system and its effect in their company operations;
  • Appreciate key areas of impact in business transactions;
  • Gain a positive attitude towards the VAT treatment of simple transactions;
  • Adopt new practices in transaction analysis that will lead the participants to correct VAT treatment;
  • Be encouraged to keep up to date with VAT developments.

The offered Professional Training Course has been approved by the Human Resources Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA).


To register please complete our online registration form by clicking here



This program is specifically designed for professionals at all levels who would like to ensure that they correctly understand the current legislation, irrespective of their existing background knowledge. It is a comprehensive seminar covering the main areas of the legislation with the use of practical examples. It is addressed to anyone who would like to become familiar with the basic concepts and principles of VAT in order to gain an understanding of the field and correctly interpret the transactions they may potentially face on a daily basis in their working environment.

More specifically:

  • Lawyers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Tax/VAT advisors
  • Financial Managers

Trainees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

This seminar contributes to Continuing Professional Development for 7 CPD Units.


Venue: The course will be held online

Date & Time: 15th of November, 2022 09:00-13.00 & 16th of November, 2022, 09:00-12:30

Language: Greek language with slides in English


The seminar’s cost and duration for participation is presented on the table below:

Duration Participation Cost HRDA Subsidy
(for beneficiaries)1
Cost to the company

7 hours (2 days)

€210.00 + 19% VAT


+ VAT (€39.90)


1 Beneficiaries: working in companies/organisations (€119.00 subsidy) and unemployed (100%) provided that they satisfy the conditions laid down by the HRDA. No financial support is provided for self-employed and public servants. Beneficiaries pay the difference of participation cost that remains after the HRDA subsidy. For unemployed beneficiaries the participation is free.

PART A: Basic Definitions

  • Principles of VAT / The five questions
  • Taxable person
  • Economic activity
  • Taxable Supplies
  • Exempt supplies
  • Outside the scope supplies

PART B: VAT Registration

  • Compulsory
  • Voluntary

PART C: VAT Deregistration

  • Compulsory
    Practical Questions

PART D: Transfer of a business as a Going Concern (TOGC)

PART E: Recoverability of Input VAT

  • Deductible and non-deductible VAT
  • Pre-registration input VAT
  • Practical Questions

PART F: VAT Assessments & Objections

PART G: VAT compliance

  • VAT Returns
  • VAT Refunds
  • Correction of Errors
  • Discounts
  • Bad Debt Relief
  • Gifts
  • Penalties

PART H: Tax point - Timing of Supply

PART I: Supply of Goods

  • Acquisition
  • Imports
  • Dispatches
  • Exports
  • Triangulation

PART J: Supply of Services

PART K: Receipt of Services - Reverse Charge Mechanism (RC)

  • How the mechanism works
  • When the mechanism is applied
  • Practical Examples

Mrs Demetra Constantinou, FCCA, ADIT

Kinanis LLC, Partner
Demetra Constantinou holds a BSc in Public & Business Administration. In 2009 she obtained her professional qualification of ACCA and since then her professional development escalated by adding further professional qualifications in her curriculum as follows;

Chartered Institute of Taxation, Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) – Specialization in EU VAT, CySEC's Advanced Certificate in Financial Services Legal Framework.

Demetra commenced her career in 2006 at Kinanis LLC and has walked her way towards partnership through various managerial and strategic roles. Currently, she is a Partner at Kinanis LLC and manages the Accounting and VAT Department. Her main area of practice is Accounting and VAT consultancy for local and international clientele, as well as General Tax Advisory Services for EU based clients on various EU tax matters relating to VAT Law, Blockchain consulting services on Tax and VAT aspects.

Demetra has extensive experience in rendering lectures on Paper_P6: Advanced Taxation of the ACCA qualification and other seminars on VAT topics. She has also been a guest speaker in a number of internal and external seminars and conferences on her topics of expertise. In January 2019 she obtained her professional qualification as Certified HRDA Trainer of Vocational Training.


Contact Mrs. Ivi Papaioannou at academy@kinanis.com (22 558836)