Fundamentals of EU VAT Law
By Ad Van Doesum, By Herman Van Kesteren
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Value added tax (VAT) is responsible for generating approximately 903 billion per year in tax revenues across the European Union - revenues that play a huge role in budgetary
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Fundamentals of EU VAT Law
21 July 2016
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Ad van Doesum (1975) is Professor of European Value Added Tax Law at Maastricht University. He is also Senior Tax Manager with PwC, Amsterdam and honorary judge in the in the 's-Gravenhage (The Hague) Court of first instance. Professor Van Doesum heads PwC's Indirect Taxes Legal Opinion & Litigation Practice. He also advises clients and other advisors on indirect taxes. Ad is a member of the expert group tax for Shopping2020 (expert group taxation). He has broad experience in national and international VAT Law and a particular expertise in the complex VAT issues attached to collaboration between organizations. In 2009, he obtained his doctorate on his thesis on 'Contractual Cooperative Arrangements and VAT'. Ad van Doesum has authored and co-authored numerous publications on national and European VAT law and is regularly invited to speak on indirect taxation at conferences and seminars around the world. He is on the editorial boards of the Dutch encyclopedia on VAT ('Vakstudie omzetbelasting') and the 'Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Ondernemingsrecht'. Also, he is a member of the permanent committee of contributors to leading tax publications and is correspondent for various other journals. Furthermore, Professor Van Doesum is a member of the committees of the Dutch Association of Tax Science ('Vereniging voor Belastingwetenschappen') focusing on abuse of law (2016) and on transfer pricing and VAT (2016) and is president (2016) of the Master Thesis Awards Committee of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers. Herman van Kesteren (1961) is Professor of Tax Law at Tilburg University. He is also an Indirect Taxes Partner with PwC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with over 20 years experience and is currently responsible for knowledge management and litigation in the field of VAT. He is an honorary judge in the 's-Hertogenbosch Court of Appeals and in the 's-Gravenhage (The Hague) Court of first instance. Herman received his Law Degree (Major in tax) at Leiden University and lectured European VAT at this university before transferring to Tilburg University in 2000, where he was appointed professor in the field of VAT in 2003. Herman has often been a (guest) lecturer, both in the Netherlands and abroad, for academic scholars as well as for tax practitioners. He serves as lecturer in several international programmes and is chair of the board of the section of VAT specialists of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors. Herman is also a regular speaker at seminars and conferences regarding EU VAT Law. He actively contributes to thought leadership in the area of VAT and has written several books on VAT and numerous articles for legal periodicals, and contributed to several papers.