Indirect tax is one of the top items on clients’ minds. VAT and GST systems are significant throughout the world. Excise duties, green taxes and customs duties and obligations continue to increase as well.

Gijsbert C. Bulk

EY Europe West Deputy Tax Leader

Seasoned Indirect Tax Partner. Serving clients in Amsterdam and beyond. Litigator. Husband. Father of four boys. Chess player. Runner.

As EY Europe West Deputy Tax Leader, Gijsbert is responsible for strategy, operations, client relations, quality, risk management and knowledge sharing for the sub-service line.

He previously held the role of EY Global Director of Indirect Tax as well as other senior leadership positions in Indirect Tax in the Netherlands, BeNe and EMEIA. In his current role, he is growing Tax across Europe West in every aspect, from talent, recruitment and knowledge to market, accounts and finance.

Gijsbert joined EY in 1995, after having started his career as a tax inspector with the Dutch tax authorities in 1989. He has represented both the Tax Office and EY clients many times in court, including a number of cases for the European Court of Justice.

Gijsbert has a strong background in both national and international tax law and regulations and experience in banking, telecommunications, electronic commerce, consumer products, immovable property, health sciences, public sector and financial services.

He holds a Master of Tax Law from Leiden University.

How Gijsbert is building a better working world

“Tax offers us many chances to do the right thing, provide quality and instruct clients on their obligations and rights. This helps companies to provide their goods and services in an efficient manner while fulfilling their tax obligations. Many times, EY consultants are the connection between industry and government officials – and manage to get it right for everybody.”

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