Experience

Robert-Jan is a senior tax manager in the People Services practice within KPMG's Dutch member firm and has more than ten years experience in this field. People Services provides advisory and compliance services in the area of taxation and social security with regard to mobility issues at both the international (Global Mobility Services) and domestic level. People Services also has a team of advisors specialized in the immigration/visa field and in the structuring of international secondment policy and associated contracts.Robert-Jan is also:

  • specialized in the taxation of expatriates, international social security issues and cross-border employment;
  • involved in the management of large expatriate populations, and in this context provides the full range of compliance services (such as corporate and personal income tax returns, payroll tax and payroll returns) and advisory services covering a variety of topics.  This includes, for example, optimization by reducing employers' costs, social security, employment policy, the implementation of treaties to avoid double taxation, remuneration with incentives and consultation/negotiation with tax authorities;
  • sparring partner for tax and HR managers, executives and board members during discussions on domestic and international issues concerning obligations with regard to taxes, deductions and remittances and reporting/compliance, possible points for improvement and remuneration methods.

Specialization

  • Taxation relating to international mobility, including the application of expatriate policy
  • Implementation of international treaties relating to income taxes
  • Personal income tax returns
  • Payroll tax
  • Payroll
  • Participation schemes and social security in an international context

Education and memberships

  • Member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB)
  • Post-Master degree in European Fiscal Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • Fiscal Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Publications

  • Wit, R.J. de (2013). Taking a Closer Look at Article 15 in the New OECD Model Treaty and Commentary. The expatriate administrator, online KPMG publication.
  • Nieuwe sociale zekerheidsregels jagen transporteurs op kosten (New social security rules drive up transporters' costs), interview and contribution. Nieuwsblad Transport, (2010).