Bert Laman Partner

Bert Laman

Specific client experience

  • Extensive experience as a VAT advisor in the (inter)national field, including real estate transactions, cross-border trade and VAT issues in the non-profit sector.
  • Supervising bookkeeping investigations initiated by the Tax Authorities, conducting negotiations with the Tax Authorities and conducting appeal proceedings in court.
  • Due diligence investigations and VAT audits of clients.
  • International advice to colleagues and foreign clients.

Education and work experience

  • 1983 | Erasmus University Rotterdam | Dutch law.
  • 1987 | Training Institute Finance in The Hague | Training as a sales tax inspector with the tax authorities.
  • 1984 - 1989 | Ministry of Finance or the Tax Authorities | sales tax inspector.
  • 1989 - present | Mazars | employee VAT department.

Additional functions

  • Director VAT-assist B.V., Utrecht, a company engaged in tax representation (for VAT) of foreign companies liable for VAT in the Netherlands.
  • Chairman of Mazars' International VAT & Customs Group.
  • Final editor and author Handbook Foundations & Associations, Reed Business.
  • Author/editor of 'VAT Guide'.
  • Member of NOB.
  • Member of VAT Forum, an organization of internationally operating VAT advisors.
  • Member International VAT Association, organization of tax representatives.
  • Member of the Association of Real Estate Tax Professionals.
  • Member of Mazars' Health & Welfare sector, chairman of Mazars' Sports & Recreation sector.

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