Blogs of Richard Cornelisse

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I advise multinational businesses in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their Indirect Tax Function and Tax Control Framework. I started my career as a manager at Arthur Andersen and then became a partner in EY where I led the indirect tax performance team for Netherlands and Belgium. I have over 20 years’ experience advising clients on international VAT issues. I am specialized in the tax aspects of financial transformations, shared service centre migration, and post merger integration work. 

I am also somewhat of a mentor, giving back to the profession. If you are interested in conversation and discussion, please feel free to contact me.


Performance advisory
  1. Many countries nowadays implement the BEPS recommendations such as the ‘master’ and ‘local’ file and the ‘Country-by-Country’ report. In general, this not only leads to an aggravation of Transfer Pricing (hereafter: TP) compliance activities, but also results in the potential discovery of errors that were previously undetectable. Indeed, TP processes are generally not (yet) automated […]
  2. In an increasing number of countries, laws and regulations are established that force companies to be transparent with regard to their handling of tax risks, (fiscal) risk management, risk appetite – also in relation to tax planning – and the way of dealing with tax authorities. This concerns the actual fiscal management, including the way […]
  3. A partnership is closed between the Key Group, SNI and the international operating SAP consultancy firm ‘ConVista Consulting’ with offices amongst others in Madrid and Barcelona. Key Group and SNI operate from Netherlands, Poland and Turkey. Who we are In order to establish synergies to support business SAP challenges of our clients we have setup […]
  4. The term materiality has many meanings and definitions. Boundaries of materiality are primarily determined based on personal estimations. This can be estimations by auditors, risk management departments, company directors, etc. The term materiality, used as a quantitative norm, then serves as an approval boundary. Evidently, the materiality used to determine the tax risk appetite of […]
  5. Tax moral is shifting. More often what is (still) legally allowed may not automatically be accepted by the public opinion. Reputational damage is imminent. Both on direct and indirect taxation the tax authorities have set their priorities. The tax authorities not only want to receive more tax data, but also faster and more often. In […]
  6. Door Richard H. Cornelisse en Edwin van Loon Gepubliceerd in Vakblad Tax Assurance Samenvatting De belastingmoraal verschuift. Steeds meer wordt iets wat wettelijk gezien mag, niet automatisch ook geaccepteerd door de publieke opinie. Reputatieschade dreigt. Belastingdiensten worden ook scherper, op zowel directe en indirecte belastingen. Ze willen vaker, sneller en meer gegevens zien. Daarnaast is […]
  7. We offer a new SAP add-on solution that creates automatically the VAT Smartform from SAP. When our SAF-T SAP add-on solution has been purchased this additional functionality will be managed under SAF-T cockpit as a different report. Companies selling across European Union borders have to submit EC Sales List (ESL). This should contain the details […]
  8. In Spain a new VAT reporting system will enter into force on the 1st of July 2017. The new Spanish requirements will have a huge impact on many (multi)nationals that run SAP as standard SAP will not provide an E2E solution. SAP add on for SII The SAP add-on is based on the selection of […]
  9. SII (“Suministro Inmediato de Información”) in Spain is about changing the current VAT management system which has been in place for 30 years, introducing a new bookkeeping system for VAT on the AEAT online system, by providing all billing records virtually immediately. The new Immediate Supply of Information accelerates the gap between recording or booking […]
  10. Tax authorities around the world want to receive more frequent and faster tax relevant data for e-audit purposes to analyse Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and VAT positions taken to combat VAT fraud and to determine whether actually a fair share is paid (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: ‘OECD’s BEPS’). More countries will therefore move to […]