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UnscheduledTax and Technology Masterclass

This advanced level, interactive masterclass is designed for participants who already have knowledge of international tax and want to gain a more in-depth understanding of the implications of digitalization on their day-to-day practice. The masterclass will help you on your path to improve tax processes, show how technology can enable you, and give you insight on how to transform the tax function within your company and exchange ideas with your peers.
Please note: This course is not currently scheduled. The price, program and instructors are detailed as per the previous course for information purposes only and may be subject to change.
Tax Courses
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
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Client offer:
20% discount for Global Tax Premier clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Early Bird Discount: a 30% discount will be automatically applied for registrations received 60 days or more before the commencement of the course (cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts).
Tax and Technology Masterclass
Overview and learning objectives

These are changing times. Today’s reality is: increased scrutiny from public organizations and governments; higher pressure on closing periods; and the introduction of new laws and regulations, such as CbC reporting. The level of information that needs to be provided to, for example, tax authorities is getting more and more detailed and, at the same time, the tax department in an MNE very much depends on data provided by different departments within a company. On top of that, tax departments may be facing a tighter budget. More frequent and more detailed output is expected from the tax department with the same amount of people or even fewer. Simultaneously, there are all sorts of new technologies, such as blockchain, robotics and articificial intelligence.

The key issue is how to effectively use these technologies, including data management and analytics, to achieve a high-performing tax function. Tax departments need to adjust to the aforementioned developments and decide on how they will adapt to these technologies. The tax function is impacted by this digital wave. The tasks and responsibilities of the people working in a tax department are changing. This may be a challenge, but it will also help employees to become more efficient and better connected. At the same time, tax authorities receive a lot of information through, for example, CbC reporting, while embracing the technological changes of today by instituting e-filing, e-audits and e-assessment. Technology not only raises challenges for MNEs, it also presents opportunities. For example, data analytics combines tax technical knowledge, large sets of data, technology and visualization tools to generate greater insight and foresight. In addition, technology makes it possible to spend less time on data gathering and preparation for use, which means more time can be spent on strategy and planning.

This advanced-level, interactive masterclass consists of case studies and sharing best practices. It is designed for participants who already have knowledge of international tax and want to gain a more in-depth understanding of the implications of digitalization on their day-to-day practice. 
The masterclass is designed to provide an understanding of the finer details pertaining to digitalization and the transformation of the systems and the tax function in companies. Following a brief introduction to the individual topics, each session is complemented by a case study applying the principles in practice. 

The course will help you to improve tax processes, show you how technology can enable you to transform the tax function within your company, and provide opportunity to exchange  ideas with your peers.

Who should participate

The course is suitable for practitioners in tax advisory firms, in-house tax managers and tax directors, and tax technology managers/officers.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an advanced-level course. Participants will be expected to have a basic knowledge of the tax system of at least one country. 

Pre-course preparation

In order to participate in this particular course, no advance preparation is necessary. 

Interactive Course – "Group Live"

To safeguard the interactive nature of the course, including group discussions and case studies, a maximum of 32 participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended. 

We invite you to send us in advance any technical, content-related questions you may have. During the course we will try to address your specific questions, but please note that this will depend on the amount of time available, the relevance of the questions and the order in which the questions are received. Should you have a question, please send it to

Disclaimer: The information provided during the course has been prepared solely for the instruction of course participants. This information is not intended to constitute advice on any particular matter.

Continuing Professional Education

Recommended NASBA CPE points for this course: 12.5 (in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE points, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour). Read more information on CPE points and accreditation for IBFD International Tax Courses.

Course fee and registration details

The course fee covers participation in the course, all course materials, lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments. The costs of accommodation and transport are not covered. If you have any other questions regarding attendance of the course, travel arrangements, payments and cancellations, please consult our FAQ.

  • Setting the scene
  • Technology landscape and record to report cycle
  • Tax sensitization of financial systems 
  • Bird’s eye view: digitalization of tax authorities
  • Data analytics 
  • Transformation of tax function 
  • Transfer pricing and technology
  • Recommendations
  • Marcel van den Brink is a member of EY’s EMEIA Intercompany Effectiveness. He is specialized in operational transfer pricing, focusing on transfer pricing and technology enablement. He has...
  • Monica Erasmus-Koen is a transfer pricing partner at Taxtimbre with 17 years of transfer pricing experience. She has worked extensively in multi-competency teams on transformation projects and has...
  • Hans Geluk is global transfer pricing manager at Danone. He has extensive experience in transfer pricing and has gained a broad knowledge on transfer pricing, advising the corporate, finance...
  • Frank Groffi is Group Tax Counsel, Transfer Pricing & Business Models at Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, working on global transfer pricing projects and...
  • Bart Janssen
    Bart Janssen is a partner in Deloitte’s Rotterdam Tax Management Consulting team (TMC). He started as an international tax adviser in 1997 and after several years became a tax accounting...
    Pieter van Lunen is Senior Director Transfer Pricing and Value Chain Transformation at PwC, the Netherlands. He joined PwC’s transfer pricing team in 2015 and is responsible for the transfer...
    Bert Middelkoop is a senior manager in the Transfer Pricing and Operating Model Effectiveness (OME) group at EY in Amsterdam.He recently joined EY and holds a degree in Fiscal...
  • Roelf Kloen
    Roelf Kloen is partner Tax Accounting at Taxtimbre and at The Resource. In these roles he assists multinational clients in the broad area of tax accounting and reporting with a specific focus on...
  • Benno van Ingen is Performance Management Partner at Taxtimbre and Finext. In these roles he advises clients on corporate financial processes and implementing different toolsets, with a focus on...