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Tax Controversy

Booij Bikkers specializes in tax law. Our team consists of fiscal lawyers admitted to the Netherlands Bar (advocaten) and legal managers. We are usually brought in where there is an actual dispute at hand or when one is expected. This could be a dispute with the tax authorities or a dispute about taxes for example in a civil case. This may also relate to matters of corporate law (such as tax issues relating merger or transaction, or directors’ and officers’ liability) or even criminal law.

 

Formal-legal tax law

We are often brought in for formal-legal matters, such as:

  • Tax-related procedural law, the AWR (the Dutch State Taxes Act), the Awb (Dutch General Administrative Law Act)
  • Fiscal cassation proceedings (Dutch Supreme Court)
  • A decision requiring information
  • Audits by the tax authorities
  • Voluntary Disclosure schemes
  • Fiscal penalties

  • Tax-related criminal law
  • Right of recovery
  • Liability for tax debts (directors’ and officers’ liability, liability of recipients and vicarious tax liability);
  • International information exchange
  • Mutual Agreement Proceedings (MAPs)
  • International fiscal disputes
  • Complaints to the Dutch Ombudsman

Branches of law

We provide second opinions on, and have significant and specific experience and expertise in, the following branches of fiscal law:

  • Corporation tax, dividend tax
  • International tax law, application of treaties
  • European tax law
  • Liability for tax debts

  • Income tax/withholding taxes/social insurance
  • Transfer tax/BTW (Dutch VAT)/Customs duties
  • Inheritance tax and gift tax
  • Municipal levies (WOZ (Valuation of Immovable Property Act), OZB (property tax), administrative charges, betterment levy)

Matters related to tax law

We are also brought in for matters connected with tax law, such as:

  • Disciplinary law for tax advisors/accountants
  • Mediation in tax disputes
  • Application of the WWFT Act (Dutch Moneylaundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act)

  • Liability for incorrect tax advice
  • Guarantees and indemnities in takeover agreements
  • Fiscal issues relating to specific national or international contracts

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