VAT on events

When organizing an event, conference or exhibition in another EU country an obligation for VAT registration in the particular country can arise. Many services relating to an event will not have VAT consequences, but admission is an exception to the rule – it is subject to VAT in the country where the event takes place. So if you organize an event in Denmark with paying attendees you must VAT register, charge Danish VAT and file relevant declarations.

The VAT incurred when organizing an event abroad can often be recovered e.g. on expenses such as rental of venue, accommodation, catering and expenses incurred by your staff.

If you organized or hosted an event in Denmark without obligation to register for VAT in Denmark, you can still reclaim the VAT on most of your expenses in relations to the event. This also applies if your employees attended an event held in Denmark and paid Danish VAT for the admission. Contact us for further information.