The tax litigation practice encompasses all facets of the contact that takes place with the tax authorities: assistance, advice, negotiation and litigation. There are various reasons for this, such as the desire to ensure that the tax authorities adopt a consistent policy and the influence the General National Ordinance on National Taxes has had on procedural tax law.
How can DCTL help you?
It is important that you know what your rights and obligations are when dealing with the tax authorities. The activities performed by our tax litigation specialists are therefore wide-ranging and cover matters such as assisting with tax audits and requests for information to negotiating with the tax authorities in order to reach a compromise. This of course also includes providing advice on the general principles of good governance as well as on tax penalties.
If a tax assessment is nevertheless imposed or a refund request refused and you do not agree with this, you will have to initiate legal proceedings. Our tax lawyers can litigate all stages of the proceedings from start to finish, i.e. from the time a notice of objection is filed with the tax authorities through to the appeal proceedings before the Court of First Instance, the Joint Court of Justice or the Supreme Court. If so desired, we can also evaluate your chances of success in any legal proceedings, provide tactical support during the legal proceedings or provide a second opinion. This integrated approach ensures that your interests are properly represented, both from a procedural and substantive perspective, in any dispute you may have with the tax authorities. Customized opposition and quite rightly so!