Tax Controversy

Under the leadership of the OECD, countries around the world are working together to combat tax avoidance. The increased focus on tax avoidance has also stimulated many tax authorities to carry out more and stricter audits in their own country. The fact that tax authorities worldwide are intensifying their audits means that national and international conflicts are unavoidable.

Tax Controversy and dispute resolution

Tax transparency brings with it its own set of global challenges; it is becoming increasingly common for tax authorities to collect and share taxpayer information and exchange tax information both within and outside the EU. Audits are very time-consuming for companies, often resulting in supplementary tax assessments and claims, which can be a drain on a company’s financial resources.  Resolving audit issues in one country may still lead to adjustments in other countries. Let us guide you to find the right solution!

The right strategy in a dispute

Our professionals work together with you to devise the right strategy for any national or international dispute you may face. We use our expertise to find a way to safeguard your rights and to avoid further disputes in other countries.
Legal proceedings may be the right or only solution in some situations, but litigation costs time and money and uncertainty may still remain in other countries. At Tax Controversy we therefore always first look for other solutions, such as a settlement, initiating a mutual agreement procedure or international tax arbitration or mediation.

Our specialists use the proper legal means and cooperate with other professionals or colleagues within our worldwide KPMG network. We aim to keep the good relationship with the local authorities in sight, but if legal proceedings are unavoidable, then we will also assist with this process, litigating for you as your legal counsel.

How can we help?

Is your company subject to an audit? Did the tax authorities make a correction to the tax return and impose a supplementary tax assessment? Is your transfer pricing system being challenged in one or more countries? Are the teams in other countries facing difficult discussions with the local tax authorities? Or how should you adapt to the new landscape and mitigate the number of disputes worldwide?

Our specialists would be pleased to help you with all these issues. As market leader in this area with a global network of tax lawyers we know exactly how best to help you. We focus on the essentials and your long-term relationship with government agencies, thus enabling you to once again concentrate on your company’s day-to-day activities.

Please contact our specialists for more information and/or to schedule a (virtual) meeting.

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