Real estate

Housing associations, project developers and investors undertake real estate transactions whereby VAT and transfer tax always play a role. In addition, other organisations, as well, such as healthcare and educational institutions, municipalities and landowners work with real estate (transactions). We help you achieve optimal results with land transactions by advising you on VAT and transfer tax.

VAT or transfer tax?

The transfer, letting, establishment of property rights and all other forms of the provision of real estate involve consequences for VAT and transfer tax. People often tend to think ‘it’s VAT or transfer tax’, but in practice we frequently see that both VAT AND transfer tax apply to a single transaction. We can help you prevent this, and optimise real estate transactions from a fiscal approach. Thus, you reduce the risk of additional VAT and transfer tax. If you have awareness of the relevant VAT and transfer tax, you can also include these aspects in the agreements to be concluded. We will also be pleased to look at your sales contracts and notary’s deeds.

Rental or letting of real estate

Do you rent or let real estate? Is VAT-exempt or VAT-taxed rental recommended, and what financial consequences will this have for you? How can the VAT deduction on costs and investments be optimised? And, is it possible to reduce the costs of vacancies? The answers to these questions are not always obvious. Our consultants have the knowledge and experience to advise you.

Fiscal position of investment funds

We have extensive experience in guiding the establishment of investment funds. Not only can we help you with the fiscal position of the investment fund and the fiscal consequences of real estate transactions, but also the fiscal input for the prospectus. We can assist you in drawing up the prospectus and have the forecasts assessed by our auditors.


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Baker Tilly Berk turnover increases by 12.7% to € 99.4 million

Strongest growth was recorded in audit and in tax consultancy.

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Fraud leads European Commission to announce a new VAT regime for intra-Community trade in goods

Fraud leads European Commission to announce a new VAT regime for intra-Community trade in goods

A new VAT regime will be introduced in order to reduce fraud. How will this affect your business?

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Possible European VAT impact for intermediaries in chain transactions!

Recently the VAT working group of the European Commission published a document in which they provide their opinion about the VAT treatment of ABC-transactions as a result of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement 'Fast Bunkering'.

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Approval of VAT-system Gulf area

Last month the introduction of a VAT-system in in the Gulf area has been approved.

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New web application for your intrastat return

As of January 1 Dutch intrastat authorities, will introduce a new program for filing the intrastat returns. The web application Intrastat Data Entry Package (IDEP) will replace the current program called CBS-IRIS.

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Register now for new VAT rules E-Commerce

Because of new VAT rules for E-commerce services, companies can register in the MOSS system as of October 1, 2014.

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New VAT rules for E-commerce services: Are you ready?

As from 1 January 2015 new VAT rules for E-commerce services supplied to non-taxable customers within the EU are applicable.

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EU VAT refund

Entrepreneurs established all over the world are in principle entitled to a refund of EU VAT that has been charged to them. This newsletter explains how this EU VAT can be reclaimed.

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New rules for tax representation

The Dutch State Secretary of Finance has just released new guidelines for tax representatives. In particular, the rules for calculating the required security (for example a bank guarantee or cash deposit) have changed.

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