International tax law

Organizations that are active internationally very quickly come up against the international aspects of tax law. Our specialists and Country Desks provide organizations with high quality tax advice on and innovative solutions to all aspects of tax law.


Meijburg’s practice areas have a strong international orientation due in part to our extensive international KPMG network. We have a Country Desk for each country or continent. Each Country Desk is specialized in the relevant domestic market. For example, we offer Dutch and foreign organizations in-depth knowledge about local markets and national legal and tax systems. We also help foreign organizations wishing to expand or wanting to base themselves in the Netherlands.

International taw law at Meijburg


Tax treaties

If a resident of the Netherlands receives foreign-sourced income, it is highly likely that both countries will tax that income. To avoid double taxation, the Netherlands has concluded tax treaties with around 95 countries. These tax treaties are complex and each tax treaty is different. Moreover, the additional BEPS measures add their own complexity. Read more.


EU treaty freedoms and State aid

The European Union has enshrined treaty freedoms in the EU Treaty. This treaty sometimes creates complicated situations, such as in the case of State aid. When is State aid, for example in the form of rulings, permitted and when does it disrupt the internal market? Read more.


EU directives and regulations

The EU Treaty not only contains treaty freedoms, but also directives for direct taxes. These cover all sorts of direct taxes, from corporate income tax to personal income tax. There are so many directives that it’s often difficult to see the forest for the trees. And on top of that there are also several EU regulations.  These are not specifically focused on tax, but are of practical importance when applying the directives mentioned above. Read more.


EU arbitration

The EU has an Arbitration Convention to avoid double taxation. Double taxation can, for example, arise if tax authorities adjust the profit of affiliated companies, because transactions did not take place according to the arm’s length principle. This often results in complex disputes. Read more

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