7, 8 and 9 October 2019

In the world of taxes, there is no doubt that VAT should be seen as a key player. However, VAT is also often regarded as one of the more elusive ones, since it is often difficult to get an overall picture of VAT, let alone a deeper understanding of it.

That is why this module takes the participant on an enlightening tour through various VAT topics, from the building blocks of VAT to more complex VAT matters, such as the cross-border intra-Community supplies of goods, the VAT warehouse regime, etc..

This module is therefore not only interesting for participants who want to strengthen their basic understanding of VAT, but also for participants who already have a basic knowledge and want to deepen and broaden their understanding of VAT. Regardless of the degree of knowledge with which a participant starts this module, he/she will walk away from it with a clear vision on the ins and outs of the world of VAT.

Target audience

This advanced module can be taken by participants who have already passed the basic programme or can prove that they have obtained an equivalent degree of experience.

Course information

This module consists of three days of classes on October 7, 8 and 9, 2019 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. All classes are taught in English and involve a high degree of interaction. Participants who attend at least 80% of the classes and pass the exam at the end of the advanced module on October 9, 2019 receive a certificate.

Competence level

This advanced module is designed to ensure participants achieve an advanced level of competence (Level 2 of the EU Customs Competency Framework).

Course materials

Digital course materials are provided (e.g. PowerPoints, court bundles (legal doctrine, case law)). These digital course materials will be made available through the university’s electronic learning environment.


The class on October 7 will continue at the University of Antwerp, city campus, room C.203, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp. 

The class on October 8 will continue at the University of Antwerp, city campus, room ABC 301, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp. 

The class (case study) on October 9 and the exam (from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) will take place at the University of Antwerp, city campus, room C.203, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp.

Tuition fees

The fee is EUR 900 and covers registration, study materials, lunches and coffee.

Nexus is recognised as a training provider in the SME Portfolio (KMO portefeuille) system. Using this system could enable participants to save up to 30% of the registration fee. SME Portfolio applications must be submitted no later than 14 days after the course start date. The participant undertakes to respect the rules set out by the Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The accreditation number for Nexus Antwerp’s SME portfolio is DV.O100321.


The Institute for Legal Training (IGO) has accredited this programme. 

The Institute of Accountants and Tax Consultants has accredited the full programme as a continuing education programme (7, 8 October: 6h/day, 9 October: 3h and the exam: 2h).

This training is recognized by the Flemish government concerning het 'Vlaams opleidingsverlof' and within PC 226.


The module is taught by a team of lecturers with relevant expertise from the academic world, the government sector, the private sector and the legal profession. The module will be supervised by Diederik Bogaerts - Director KPMG Tax Advisors - Global Trade & Customs Practice en Jean-Philippe Roux – Director Indirect Tax, KPMG Tax Advisers.



Antwerp Tax Academy Stadscampus
S.V. 091
Venusstraat 23
2000 Antwerp
Tel. + 32 3 265 31 15

Follow us on