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Objection and appeal procedure

Take action against a decision by the tax authorities

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Niek Pilgram
Niek Pilgram

tax specialist
+31 (0)35 628 57 53

Start objection procedure if a decision of the tax authorities raises questions

Have you received a tax penalty or tax assessment that you think is incorrect? And would like to rectify this? Our tax experts and lawyers will advise you on whether the objection procedure makes sense. They represent your interests in complex tax issues.

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Objection and appeal pays off if you do it right

Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. So does the IRS. When this happens, the ball is in your court to object. This takes time and energy. But based on the facts, we argue that it pays off. Since 2000, hundreds of clients have asked us for objection procedure advice. Our success rate is over 85%.

What to watch out for when lodging an objection against a tax assessment or fine

To give you an idea of what our appeals advisors look for, we list 7 key points below.

1. Distinguish between assumptions, opinions and facts. What works is with the facts remain and make your point firmly

2. Case law will make your case stronger. Research whether there have already been rulings in similar situations and refer
         into this. Our specialists find out such info through a case law database and also look at pending cases such as
         that is relevant.

3. Always file your objection on time. Is the required information not available? In this situation, we always submit a pro
             forma objection. In it, we indicate that substantive reasoning follows.

4. It's nicer to keep your money with you, rather than having to get it back later. That's why we automatically request deferred payment
         for the amount you disagree with.

5. Did you know that you are most likely entitled to a (fixed) expense reimbursement? You have to ask for this, of course.

6. We always ask to be heard during the objection procedure. In addition, we ask to see the documents. We have
         for example, could have a fine set aside because notes showed that the tax authorities had made a mistake. 

7. Do you receive an assessment, additional assessment or penalty because the Tax Office deviates from a previously taken position? Then check
         Whether reliance is violated. Be sure to provide evidence of this as well. 

Appeal procedure after (partial) rejection of objection

Being right is no guarantee of being right. If your objection is rejected, we will discuss with you the chances of an appeal to the tax court in your situation. If you decide to lodge an appeal, you should know that you can also count on us during this process. 

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You will meet your tax consultant at our office, or during a telephone appointment if that is more convenient for you.
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We are honest about your chances and give you clarity about what we can do for you.
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If you use us, you will have a permanent contact person who knows the tricks of the trade and continuously takes refresher courses.
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The convenience of all relevant knowledge under 1 roof

Want to have your tax returns taken care of? Are you looking for a partner for the financial administration, payroll or international tax issues . Tell us what you need, and we'll talk further offline. We also help you with pre-consultation  to clarify a tax position.

Facts and figures about Habermehl

Over 1,000 individuals and businesses rely on us for tax advice
Customers rate our services with a:
4.7 out of 5 (source: Google)
Quality guaranteed: we are a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers
Continuing education through PAOB, the Postgraduate Education in Tax Science

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