Photographic portrait of Maria Hevia Alvarez
My experience and understanding of the changing indirect tax global landscape helps multinational corporations devise indirect tax strategies and technologies to address their most complex challenges.

Maria Hevia Alvarez

EY Global Indirect Tax Deputy Leader

VAT automation leader. Frequent conference speaker. Avid traveler.

Areas of focus Indirect Tax in Motion Tax
Office New York, US

Maria has over 20 years’ experience in indirect taxes, most recently as the EY Global Indirect Tax Deputy Leader. She is seasoned in indirect tax automation and supports multinationals with technology, systems and operating models design and implementations. She believes in diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Previous to that, Maria served as the US VAT Practice Leader. Under her leadership, the practice almost doubled in size and became the #1 VAT practice in the US.

She started her EY career with the Indirect Tax practices of Ernst & Young Abogados in Madrid and Ernst & Young Belastingadviseurs LLP in Amsterdam.

Maria earned a Law degree from the University of Navarra and an LLM from Instituto de Empresa (IE).

How Maria is building a better working world

“Having lived and worked as an indirect tax professional in multiple countries, I bring a global perspective to leading the US VAT practice, where I’m committed to fostering a culture of diversity, camaraderie and knowledge sharing. I also speak frequently at tax conferences and seminars to share over 20 years of experience with the broader profession.”

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