Belgium SPF Finances

VAT Expert

Since 2012, Jean-Claude works as a VAT expert within the Central Services of the Belgian Ministry of Finance. His daily duties consist, among others, of drafting administrative publications, mainly on international VAT aspects, and dealing with individual and complex cases escalated to the Central Services from local offices and businesses. With his large VAT experience and as part of his current duties, Jean-Claude participates also in various working groups in the field of VAT at a European level as the Belgian delegate. Before joining the public sector, Jean-Claude worked 7 years as a VAT adviser for large tax consultancy firms, known as the “Big four”, in Belgium and Luxembourg. Before the tax consultancy world, Jean-Claude started his career as an in-house tax expert for one of the largest Belgian companies. Jean-Claude is fluent in French, English and Rwandan’s language and has a working knowledge of Dutch. He has a Licence in Law from the Catholic University of Leuven (UCL) and holds an Executive Master in Tax Management from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

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