Indirect tax


Indirect Tax

With indirect tax becoming many governments' preferred method of revenue raising, and evermore complicated regulations focused on combatting fraud, it’s more critical than ever to manage indirect tax compliance and cash flows. Deloitte’s network of indirect tax experts is well informed and understands the nuances of regulations, the importance of deep industry knowledge and the growing role of technology experience.​

Indirect Tax Advisory/Controversy

Our team and global network of VAT and industry focused specialists help businesses manage their indirect taxes effectively by providing tax technical support, guidance on effective processes implementation, and leveraging technology solutions. Working together, we help clients manage costs and risks and address their organizational and process challenge, both locally and globally.

Our services include indicatively:

  • Client focused advisory services on local and international VAT related matters leveraging technology-enabled solutions
  • Indirect tax advice on proposed strategy on business model optimization
  • Provision of guidance for businesses entering new markets
  • Legislative updates; identification of the Court of Justice of the EU cases that could have a practical impact on businesses
  • Indirect Tax Reviews identifying risks and suggesting opportunities
  • Analysis and recommendations in respect of recoverable input VAT or potential VAT exemptions securing an immediate cash flow benefit
  • Advising on configuring and implementing IT systems
  • Design and implementation of training programs
  • Support to clients with engaging/liaising with government authorities
  • Support to clients with audits by government authorities/regulators
  • Support to clients with VAT disputes and VAT litigation issues in cooperation with the Controversy Team

Global Trade Advisory

Greek and foreign companies doing business in Greece, need to understand the global import and export regulations applicable to their business and to establish cost-effective internal controls to manage and monitor their international trade compliance.

Our team advises businesses on both fiscal and non-fiscal regulations, duties and taxes, as well as penalties and consequences related to non-compliance. We assist the clients in tracking duty risks and potential tax deductions, as well as identifying tax and duties’ suspension regimes so as to manage costs and meet the regulatory requirements. We also support the clients with liaising with the tax authorities.

Indirect Tax Compliance

Businesses operating in multiple jurisdictions face tremendous challenges in keeping pace with each jurisdiction’s indirect tax laws and an array of compliance and reporting requirements. Our team has proven experience in helping clients establish and managing their local, as well as global indirect tax compliance. 

Our services include indicatively:

  • VAT registrations and de-registrations
  • Fiscal representation services
  • Review of invoicing requirements, VAT rates, etc.
  • Preparation and submission of VAT/ Intrastat, EC lists, Luxury Tax and
  • Insurance Premium Tax returns 
  • Review of compliance data and quality checks
  • Assistance with tax audits and compliance related questions raised by the tax authorities
  • Recovery of local VAT 
  • Legislative updates
  • Support to clients with engaging/liaising with government authorities

The benefits for your business

✔️ Compliance with the legislative framework

Compliance with the applicable legislation in the most efficient way both technical wise and technology wise.

✔️ Maximization of VAT recovery

Maximization of  VAT recovery, through support on VAT refunds and suggestion of VAT reliefs available, with immediate impact on cash flow.

✔️ Identification and management of risks and opportunities

Identification and management of indirect taxes' risks, avoidance of penalties and challenges and suggestion of opportunities.

✔️ Keep the client up to date

Keep the client up to date in a fast changing environment.

✔️ IT configuration, automation and technology solutions

IT configuration, automation and technology solutions resulting in reducing time and costs and enhancing the visibility.

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Kyriaki Dafni

Kyriaki Dafni


Kyriaki is the VAT Leader at Deloitte Greece. She has more than 20 years of professional experience. She specializes in advising domestic and international clients on complex indirect  tax, specific c... More