The VAT Master Class on Financial Services is one of 6 sessions which make up the MIT Advanced Course on VAT. Each Master Class is designed for participants who already have a good knowledge of VAT but want to gain a more in-depth understanding of the rules, in the context of the EU VAT system.

Wednesday, 17 November 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dr. Sarah Cassar Torregiani

VAT Master Class 2021: IV – Financial Services

This Master Class will address the key VAT considerations relevant to businesses operating in the financial services and insurance sector including: the interpretation of the VAT exemptions for services in the banking, funds and insurance industries; the input tax considerations and the option for VAT Grouping. The session will take the format of an interactive discussion / case-study analysis, which will give participants the opportunity to discuss practical issues and the interpretation of the provisions of the law by reference to case law of the European Court of Justice.

This Master Class is part of the MIT Advanced Course on VAT – an advanced-level, interactive course consisting of 6 sessions, each focusing on a specific sector. The full course brochure may be downloaded from this link. Participants can opt to attend the full course or select Master Classes.


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*The MIT Advanced Course on VAT is eligible for the Membership Offer (MIT Members are eligible for 6 CPE hours of MIT events – “the Membership Offer Units” – on a complimentary basis, on the following terms: 

2 Membership Offer units is equivalent to 1 CPE hour of the Advanced Course on VAT. 

To claim the offer for this webinar select ‘MIT Membership Offer – 6 units’ as the price option. A participant’s eligibility for the offer claimed is subject to final confirmation by the Malta Institute of Taxation.




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3 CPE Hours

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Dr. Sarah Cassar Torregiani

Sarah Cassar Torregiani is a lawyer who specialises in VAT.

After 13 years with one of the Big Four accountancy firms, she has practiced on a freelance basis since 2015 providing technical support and advice on local and EU VAT matters as well as practical VAT training.  Sarah is the Chief Technical Officer of the Malta Institute of Taxation and a member of the Indirect Tax Committee of the Institute. She has represented the Malta Institute of Taxation on the EU Commission’s VAT Expert Group since 2014.