International Tax


The Voorwaarts chartered tax advisors specialise in international tax planning. We provide bespoke international tax advice and expatriate tax planning assistance to a broad range of clients.

All cross border transactions have a tax implication. While these can be relatively straightforward requiring little specialist consideration, once presence is established in a foreign jurisdiction matters become much more complex, often resulting in unforeseen tax liabilities or missed opportunities for mitigation. Specialist international tax advice is therefore essential.

International tax mitigation through structuring

In countries subject to exchange control restrictions and very high personal and company tax rates, clients may wish to consider trading outside their host country. In a typical case concerning an overseas client, our team of international tax advisors established a dutch company and organised the transfer of intellectual property rights to the new company in exchange for shares. We also tackled the task of helping to raise loan capital for the purpose of acquiring a participation in an overseas company and advised on the formation of an appropriate entity.

Our international tax team ensured that maximum advantage was taken of the different tax rules between the client’s host country and the the netherlands to ensure that all due benefits were exploited.

Such inter-jurisdictional tax matters call for expert international tax advice obtained in several countries. Through our network, we are able to co-ordinate and provide the relevant expertise to ensure the effectiveness of the proposed structures. In addition, as international tax advisors, we are able to assist clients to co-ordinate and plan their future wealth retention in order to minimise direct taxation on personal income and capital. Such offshore tax planning can include the implementation of suitable offshore tax structures.

Expatriate tax service

We regularly advise clients on expatriate tax issues for executives and employees being transferred to or from the Netherlands. Often the inbound executive will be non-domiciled in the Netherlands, so careful offshore tax planning by expert international tax accountants is needed to minimise tax burdens.