Programmes

Participate in post-master programmes (in Dutch and English) in international and European tax law, indirect taxation and EU customs law. Specially designed for tax specialists with at least several years of professional experience who want to increase their knowledge in both breadth and depth and to network with other professionals.

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Conferences

Attend the EFS semi-annual conferences (in February and October) to update your knowledge and network with other tax specialists from tax advisory services, multinationals, legal practice, the judiciary, government bodies, tax authorities and academia.

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Summer Course

This unique 3-day EFS Jean Monnet Summer Course in Caribbean Tax Law (in Dutch) will ensure you are fully up-to-date with all the important aspects of the tax system in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as well as international and European law aspects of Caribbean tax law. You can register for the whole event, for individual days and/or for the concluding symposium.

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Top-Level Seminar

Attend in-depth discussions with the most prestigious international speakers and other top international indirect tax specialists to ensure you are fully up-to-date with all the major developments in your field. In English and with a maximum of 25 participants.

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“I chose EFS because of the truly international audience, which allows a great debate between the participants both in and outside the course, and because of the high level of expertise of the teachers, coming not only from advisors but also from customs authorities and industry.”

Bart Caluwé

At the time
VAT Manager
HP International Sàrl
Attended Post-Master in EU Customs Law

Welcome to EFS,
Erasmus University Rotterdam

The European Fiscal Studies Foundation (EFS) is a partnership between the tax departments of the Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Schools of Law and Economics.

EFS has been a leading education and research institute on the impact of international and European law on taxation and customs for over 25 years.

The work of EFS concentrates on the operation of both indirect taxes (covering VAT and customs duties) and direct taxes, focusing on individual taxation, corporate taxation and source taxation in an international and/or European context.

As well as regularly hosting academic conferences, EFS offers a wide range of post-master programmes and top-level seminars.

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EFS Conference
‘Jongleren met bronbelastingen in de strijd tegen belastingontwijking’

Thursday 10 October 2019 | 13.30 – 18.15 | Erasmus University Rotterdam

EFS is holding its annual direct tax-related conference on ‘Juggling with withholding tax in the fight against tax evasion’ (in Dutch, free of charge, 3 PE Points).

Speakers:

Prof. Peter Kavelaars – Erasmus School of Economics, University of Curaçao (Chair)

Suniel Pancham LLM – KDPS – International Tax Counsel

Prof. Arnaud de Graaf – Erasmus School of Law, BDO

Dr Jan Vleggeert – Leiden University

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02-09-2019

EFS – Jean Monnet Symposium ‘The Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’

Thursday, 4 July 2019 | 13.30 – 18.15 | Erasmus University Rotterdam

Thursday, 4 July 2019 EFS will hold the EFS-Jean Monnet Symposium (in Dutch, free of charge, 3 PE Points) on ‘The Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: relations with the EU, with the European Netherlands and Government Finances ‘

Speakers:
Prof. dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin
Drs. Jorien Wuite
Drs. Ersilia de Lannooy
Dr. José Jardim

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17-05-2019

EFS Top- Level Seminar 2019 ‘EU VAT: Recent Developments and Outlook’

Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 September 2019

From Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 September 2019 EFS will hold a top-level seminar on ‘EU VAT: Recent Developments and Outlook’. During this 3-day seminar (in English) you and other top international indirect tax specialists will discuss the VAT implications of a wide range of topical issues, including the measures recently implemented or soon to be implemented across the EU.

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EFS conference ‘50 Years of the EU Customs Union and EU VAT System’

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | 13.30 – 18.30 | Erasmus University Rotterdam

FULLY BOOKED

EFS is holding its annual indirect tax-related conference (free of charge, 3 PE Points) on 14 February 2019, this year celebrating 50 years of the EU Customs Union and EU VAT System by presenting an outlook on various developments, challenges and alternatives.

At this EFS conference, academic and professional experts will share their views with you on the above. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the possible consequences in practice.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam is one the biggest universities in the Netherlands, with a student population of 29,000 and a research community of around 1,600.

On the lively and modern campus, students are constantly encouraged to develop their talents achieve their ambitions in international classrooms of more than 100 nationalities.

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