Experience

Rahiela has more than 15 years experience as a VAT specialist focusing on international VAT. She joined Meijburg & Co in 1999, where she initially worked in the Rotterdam office. Rahiela worked for KPMG in Dublin for almost a year.

She advises a large number of American, Japanese, and European businesses, including multinationals operating in various sectors (leasing, retail, and manufacturing), and private equity and hedge funds. She provides advice on mergers, acquisitions, financing/refinancing, and restructuring, an important part of which involves the optimization of the goods and services supply chain, international recharging of costs, and the optimization of VAT deductions.

Rahiela is also involved with VAT reviews, and assists with complex VAT refund requests and with VAT audits. She consults with the Dutch Revenue and has also concluded rulings with them.

Specialization

  • VAT
  • Sales tax

Education and memberships

  • Direct Taxes, Leiden University
  • Indirect Taxes, Leiden
  • University Member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors

Publications

  • Flight Global Finance: “Favorable VAT development for supply and lease of aircraft”