Bart Kosters is a Senior Principal Research Associate in IBFD’s Tax Services Department in Amsterdam. He has over 30 years of experience in domestic and international taxation. His areas of expertise are, amongst others, drafting of personal income tax and negotiation and application of double taxation conventions including conducting mutual agreement procedures and litigation.
Prior to joining IBFD in 2001 he worked for the Dutch tax administration and as a senior policymaker in the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands. Mr Kosters has provided technical assistance as key expert to governments in a large number of African and Asian countries in the areas of tax policy, negotiation and application of tax treaties, drafting tax legislation and the international aspects of domestic taxation. He has also provided training to tax authorities including those of India, the United States, Malaysia, Botswana, Bhutan and Norway, the Big 4 and the European Commission.
Mr Kosters holds a master’s degree in Tax Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands and has lectured International Tax at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Furthermore, he is responsible for IBFD’s Tax Training courses in South East Asia and is a permanent contributor on international tax matters for a leading weekly tax magazine in the Netherlands and is a regular speaker at tax conferences.