Edwin Visser has been a tax partner at PwC Netherlands since January 2015. Edwin is Tax policy leader for the EMEA region and of PwC Europe. He is also member of the global tax policy core team.
Edwin’s practice includes representing PwC in tax policy matters (e.g. with the EU institutions), sharing his and PwC’s vast experience and insights with policymakers to help improve tax, legal and regulatory systems for the future.He provides strategic advice to boardrooms, to help shape sustainable tax strategies, and is involved in tax controversy and tax government consulting (advising governments on tax policy).
Edwin graduated from Tilburg University in 1995. He is member of the Editorial board of a renowned tax encyclopaedia in the Netherlands, author of a handbook on transfer pricing (published in 2005), and co-author of the Netherlands report to the IFA in 2007 on the Treatment of intangibles. He has a broad experience in teaching (LLM International Taxation at Leiden University, IBFD and the Tax assurance academy at Nyenrode Business University).
Before joining PwC he was deputy director-general for Tax and Customs Policy and Legislation and Director for Direct Taxes at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. He represented the Netherlands in the Bureau of the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs from 2012 through 2014 and he co-chaired the OECD Informal task force on tax and development (2010-2014).
Edwin was director for International Tax Policy and Legislation from January 1, 2009 to March 1, 2012. In that capacity he also acted as competent authority. From 2004 through 2008 he was responsible for a co-ordinated treatment of the 2000 largest companies in the Netherlands by the Netherlands’ Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA). From 2000 to 2004 he was head of the Transfer pricing division of the Dutch tax administration and in that capacity he was involved in many mutual agreement procedures.