VISSER, Edwin

Tax Partner – Tax Policy Leader EMEA, PwC

VISSER, Edwin

Tax Partner – Tax Policy Leader EMEA, PwC

Biography

Tax partner at PwC the Netherlands as of January 1, 2015. Tax policy leader EMEA, member of the global tax policy core team, leader of PwC’s tax controversy and dispute resolution network for the EMEA region, and member of the global leadership team of PwC’s Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution (TCDR) network. His basis is in the AEX-team in Amsterdam. Edwin’s practice includes representing PwC in tax policy matters (e.g. with the EU institutions), boardroom consulting, strategic tax advice, tax controversy, tax administration consulting.

Edwin is co-leading a global PwC team of around 20 former competent authorities and other specialists in mutual agreement procedures and arbitration.
Edwin graduated from Tilburg University in 1995. He’s member of the Editorial board of a renowned tax encyclopaedia in the Netherlands, author of a handbook on transfer pricing (published in 2005), co-author of the Netherlands report to the IFA in 2007 on the Treatment of intangibles. He has a broad experience in teaching (LLM International Taxation at Leiden University, IBFD and the Tax assurance academy at Nyenrode Business University)

Before joining PwC he was deputy director-general for Tax and Customs Policy and Legislation and Director for Direct Taxes at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. He represented the Netherlands in the Bureau of the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs from 2012 through 2014 and he co-chaired the OECD Informal task force on tax and development (2010-2014).

Edwin was director for International Tax Policy and Legislation from January 1, 2009 to March 1, 2012. In that capacity he also acted as competent authority. From 2004 through 2008 he was responsible for a coordinated treatment of the 2000 largest companies in the Netherlands by the Netherlands’ Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA). The main challenge was the implementation of the co-operative compliance approach. From 2000 to 2004 he was head of the Transfer pricing division of the Dutch tax administration and in that capacity he was involved in many mutual agreement procedures.

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