Indirect Taxes

Changing EU VAT regulations directly influence your national and cross-border transactions. In addition, changes in the regulatory rules for your sector, for example, affect your VAT position. The transformation of your organisation or business also has repercussions for your indirect taxes. But how do you remain compliant given all these changing circumstances? This is where PwC would like to help you. Thanks to our extensive international network, we have access to international expertise to assist you in resolving your issues.

Make compliance measurable with PwC’s Customs Monitoring Tool

The Customs Monitoring Tool offers you a simple dashboard with a live status overview of your compliance. It features a drill-drown function and an option to export data. The dashboard also offers a live status overview that corresponds with the method employed by the customs authorities. Using the Customs Monitoring Tool will not only help you to remain compliant and in control, but it can also yield a competitive advantage. Want to know more about the Customs Monitoring Tool?

Properly arranged customs affairs yield savings and logistics gains

Anyone engaged in cross-border business inevitably has to deal with customs formalities and import and excise duties. The sheer quantity and various interpretations of rules makes it difficult for entrepreneurs to always be abreast of all financial consequences. PwC's customs specialists are abreast of the consequences and you can also rely on our international network of experts. Together with you, we will work to make logistical gains and clear financial savings.

You can expect the following from our customs experts

  • Knowledge of all customs procedures in more than 130 countries

  • Advice for your customs planning

  • Knowledge of import duties and measures that restrict imports

  • Tightening up and simplification of your customs procedure

With ERP to an optimal VAT position

VAT is integrated into the majority of business processes. From procurement to sales through to logistics. For their VAT reporting, an increasing number of companies rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as SAP, Oracle, JDEdwards and PeopleSoft.

ERP - implementation and optimisation

Optimisation of your ERP system and processes will help you gain more control over your VAT calculations and compliance. The specialists of our Indirect Tax - Technology, Process and Controls group (ITX TPC) not only can you implement an ERP system, but will also offer advice on improving existing systems.

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VAT Insights

Data Analytics & diagnostics

When assessing VAT record-keeping systems, we use data analyses and spot checks. Efficient instruments that deliver reliable results, which lead to concrete and measurable recommendations.

Get in touch with us

  • If you want to know how changing regulations will impact your indirect taxes.

  • If you are undergoing a transformation of your organisational structure or supply chain, for example.

  • If your ERP systems are to be updated or renewed.

  • If you want to bolster your tax management so that worries about compliance are relegated to the past.

  • If you seek sector-specific advice on indirect taxes. Our VAT practice is organised into industries - we use our knowledge of your business to determine tax implications.

  • If you require our advice on a daily basis, our vision of specific cases or support on a project basis.


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Saskia Hadewegg Scheffer

Saskia Hadewegg Scheffer

Tax Partner, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)61 385 71 93