I work as VAT Consultant in the corporate tax practice of TAXci. I am involved with the VAT compliance and work for a variety of clients on a day to day basis.
VAT advice for local and international VAT projects, including support with acquisitions, restructurings, real estate transactions, financing, due diligence and agreements with the tax authorities (rulings).
Corporate Tax Services
VAT advice & compliance
In depth knowledge and experience with:
• Advising on and setting up domestic and foreign corporate structures with operational, holding, financing and/or treasury/cash pooling activities;
• VAT and corporate income tax returns;
• VAT refund requests in the Netherlands, EU, UK, Switzerland and Australia;
• Supporting clients with tax audits and tax-criminal investigations by the Dutch tax authorities, Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (Fiscale inlichtingen- en opsporingsdienst (FIOD)) and Public Prosecutor.
Tasks and responsibilities
As a VAT Consultant, I provide TAXci’s clients with VAT advice pertaining to their transactions, services and shipments, and provide assistance with VAT registration, the handling of VAT returns, ESL Reports, OSS Returns and (foreign) VAT reclaims.
In 1997 I started my career as a tax advisor in the general tax practice of Paardekooper & Hoffman (nowadays: Mazars) in Haarlem. I provided various type of Dutch tax services, especially for small and medium-sized companies.
In 2000 I switched to Arthur Andersen to specialize in VAT and in 2001 I started an attorney-at-laws traineeship. Within Arthur Andersen I was mainly involved in reviewing VAT returns and advising international telecom, media and entertainment companies.
In 2003 I left the tax consultancy practice and worked as an attorney-at-law trainee with a law firm in Amsterdam on tax criminal tax and tax collection files. Here I defended clients being accused for tax fraud and tax collection against the Tax Collector and the Public Prosecutor.
From 2006 I returned to the international tax advice practice as an attorney-at-law in an international tax advice practice in a law firm in Badhoevedorp. Here I dealt with international tax and corporate law projects, i.e. assisting foreign companies in structuring, establishing and maintaining their Dutch, Luxembourg and Swiss holding and financing activities either by a legal entity or a permanent establishment, as well as advising on international reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and transfer pricing.
From 2018 till mid 2021 I worked as a senior manager within the VAT practice of Crowe Foederer, a Dutch accounting and tax consultancy firm. Here I advised pharmaceutical companies, real estate owners/investors/project developers and companies with e-commerce and electronic services. There was a great demand for support for setting up business activities for the import of goods into the EU as a result of Brexit and platform and e-commerce sales as a result of the Covid pandemic and new EU VAT regulations for platforms.
Education: in 1997 I graduated as a tax lawyer at the University of Amsterdam. After that, I completed professional trainings during my traineeship as attorney-at-law (Dutch Bar) and as member of the Dutch Board of Tax Advisors (NOB).