Tax disputes

An inspector must be unbiased; it can be expected of the Dutch Tax Authorities that it establishes the facts properly and that the law is applied objectively. Practice shows that this does not happen in all instances. In particular when combating more aggressive tax structures, facts are selected and presented in order to generate the highest possible tax revenue. Procedural tax law is then used as a tool.

Often, the importance of the procedural rules is underestimated and the inspector creates a head start. Only by not only focusing on the content from the onset, but also by devising a strategy in which the procedural rules of the game are monitored and compliance with them can be enforced by the inspector, can an optimal end result be guaranteed. Read more…

Financial criminal cases

If the Dutch Tax Administration, the Office of the Public Prosecutor or any other supervisory authority suspects a criminal offence or criminal offences then a criminal investigation can be launched. This usually involves investigative methods that have a far-reaching impact on the freedoms and privacy of citizens. Professional assistance from the very first moment is important. Investigation employees are skilled and experienced in the work that they do, whilst it is usually the first time for those involved in criminal investigations that they need to deal with something like that.

We assist clients in the preliminary phase where the Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) or another authority conducts investigations and when the initial interviews (both suspect interrogations and witness examinations) take place, information is claimed (both nationally and internationally), and raids take place. It may also be appropriate to, prior to that, already be prepared for potential actions, e.g. examination or interrogation training. Read more…

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