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Tax litigation

At Hertoghs advocaten, we specialise in conducting tax proceedings, from filing objections to lodging appeals to the Supreme Court. We dispute unjustified tax assessments, orders to provide information and tax penalties, and we stand up for the rights of high-net-worth individuals and businesses. We always build our case on solid arguments.

Litigating against the tax authorities is where our strength lies. Our firm can provide legal counsel or offer an opinion on the chance of success in every stage of a legal action. In addition to litigating, we engage with the tax authorities when they are adversarial. Issues can also be resolved through mediation.

Our firm’s position is crystal-clear. We don’t offer tax advisory services and we don’t prepare tax returns. Hertoghs advocaten stands for defusing conflicts with the tax authorities. Everything we do serves a single interest: that of our client. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for them.

We’re also called in on cases where tax issues are expected or threatening to materialise, for instance when the tax authorities have announced a tax audit. We’ll stay behind the scenes and provide remote assistance if needed. But it may come to court proceedings in such cases as well, for instance if the tax authorities exceed their brief when asking questions. In those situations, it’s reassuring for clients that they can rely on a knowledgeable attorney who is used to dealing with tax advisers.

Correlation with criminal law (fraud cases)

Tax proceedings can be closely correlated to criminal proceedings. When it comes to Dutch cases, the tax authorities are a main referral source for the National Office for Serious Fraud, Environmental Crime and Asset Confiscation. Our firm specialises in the combination of procedural tax law and criminal law. Thanks to our unique niche, we can support our clients in their tax and criminal proceedings. They can leave both types of cases in the capable hands of a single specialist law firm: Hertoghs advocaten.

How we can help

 

Fraud cases usually come with tax consequences as well. In the Netherlands, the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) tends to share its findings with the tax authorities, which will conduct their own investigation and raise tax assessments. Our firm specialises in the combination of criminal law and procedural tax law. Thanks to our unique niche, we can support our clients in their criminal and tax proceedings. They can leave both types of cases in the capable hands of a single specialist law firm: Hertoghs advocaten.