Robert van der Jagt

Robert joined KPMG in 1988. He specializes in international tax law, primarily focusing on EU law, national and international tax policy, Brexit and the tax aspects of cross-border employment. He is chairperson of the KPMG EU Tax Centre, which acts as the hub for a team of more than one hundred EU law experts spread across the European Union. Robert chairs the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors’ Committee on Legislative Proposals and is a member of the project steering committee on the Taxonomy of Dutch Tax Doctrines.

Robert has extensive experience in tax litigation. For example, one of the cases Robert is currently litigating concerns a foreign insurance company where net taxation is being used as the basis for reclaiming dividend withholding tax in the Netherlands. These proceedings were referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union in December 2022, where the case is now pending.  Robert has also represented taxpayers in legal proceedings that resulted in the judgment in the De Groot case and in the judgment in the Köln-Aktienfonds Deka case.


Education and memberships:

Robert graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with degrees in European Fiscal Studies and Fiscal Economics.

He is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors

Specialisms

  • Tax treaties
  • EU law
  • EU directives
  • EU treaty freedoms and State aid
  • Personal income tax
  • Corporate income tax

Market sectors

  • Dutch Corporate Clients
  • Investment Management

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