Tax Lawyers / Fiscalisten

VAT & real estate transfer tax

Within our practice group VAT & real estate transfer tax we not only focus on VAT and real estate transfer tax, but also on custom duties and insurance premium tax. Atlas advises clients both on domestic and international issues. Atlas has VAT specialists in many industries, such as international trade, the not-for-profit, pension funds, financial institutions, automotive, private equity and real estate. Our specialists will gladly and pro-actively determine your VAT position and will happily assist in any matter involving real estate transfer tax. It goes within saying that we will keep you posted about the latest developments in the area of VAT and real estate transfer tax.

In addition, we regularly advise clients on M&A transactions, we negotiate VAT rulings with the tax authorities, assist in the event of tax audits and appeal procedures. Atlas also has a dedicated compliance team, that prepares and/or submits VAT returns on behalf of domestic and foreign taxpayers.


  • Atlas provides VAT advice for an international operating investment company, listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange. The advice focuses on the Dutch holding structure, as well as on the tax-efficient structuring of the foreign operations.
  • Atlas advises many real estate investors, both domestic and foreign, in connection with their investments in Dutch real estate. Atlas negotiates the tax aspects of the transaction with the counter party – seller or purchaser – and, where required, discloses the transaction to the tax authorities. For many of these transactions Atlas has obtained a tax ruling from the Dutch tax authorities, for both VAT and real estate transfer tax.
  • Atlas advises several pension funds in the area of VAT. For financial institutions, such as pension funds, but also banks and insurance companies, VAT is often considered a true cost. Financial institutions are generally not entitled to – fully – reclaim the VAT paid by them. Atlas determines the VAT position of the financial institution and assists the client in optimising its VAT position.


Johan Visser




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