The forum began at 09.30am on the 23 April 2014 and was hosted by Mike Stalley FCA, Chief Executive; Karen Jenner, Client Director of Captive Tax Practice; Ing. Ladislav Hanak, Senior Client Manager of European Tax Practice of FiscalReps and joined by a guest speaker, Lars Bille, Director at DSV Insurance A/S.
Mike Stalley began with an introduction to the company, with a general overview of recent notable changes in the premium tax industry. Then Karen Jenner followed with her presentation: EU Premium Tax – Case Files. This consisted of a series of ‘problems’ faced by insurers across Europe, with solutions provided by FiscalReps. Ladislav Hanak continued with the session ‘Understanding Eastern European IPT’. A session which has been popular in past events, covering the individual requirement and complexities posed by filing insurance premium tax and parafiscal taxes in Eastern Europe. Lars Bille then presented a case study with Karen Jenner about the working relationship between DSV Insurance A/S and FiscalReps. After lunch, the ‘Introduction to IPT’ Masterclass was on the agenda. Again, a session which has proved popular in the past, the Masterclass was a success with attendees. The Masterclass covered the intricacies of premium tax settlement in more depth and also ran through a ‘tour of Europe’, covering the basic tax elements imposed by each territory.
The forum allowed FiscalReps to meet with its current and prospective clients situated in the Scandinavian region of Europe and to provide attendees with an overview of key European topics.