About us


Global VAT Compliance BV (GVC) is an independent company, founded in 2010 by a group of former Deloitte professionals. GVC operates from a front office in The Hague in the Netherlands and a back-office in Davao in the Philippines and now employs 90+ professionals with 20 different nationalities.

Our customers are based all over the world, we handle their tax business in over 60 countries and we are still expanding.

With Mytaxflow -our state-of-the-art cloud-based workflow system- and our specialized professionals we deliver high quality all-inclusive services, so our customers can focus on growing their international businesses.

Henk Hop

Senior Managing Director

Henk leads the Global VAT Compliance team. Henk was previously an indirect tax partner with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte in the Netherlands and Taxand in Belgium. At Deloitte Henk was service line leader in the Netherlands.

Henk is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and has written many publications in tax magazines regarding various topical issues on VAT. He was a guest teacher at the University of Rotterdam (EFS) and lectures for the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (SOB). Henk is a member of the VAT Specialist Committee of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB) and has been a member of the Tax Advisory Committee to one of the major political parties in Dutch Parliament. He holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Utrecht and is a Certified Tax Lawyer.


Paul Bakker

Managing Director

Paul Bakker started his career at Arthur Andersen and after Andersen’s merger with Deloitte continued there with a specialization in indirect tax. He left the Big 4 to become an attorney of law at an international tax and legal firm. In 2014 he became a managing director of Global VAT Compliance. At GVC he leads the consultancy and digital taxation practices. With his all-round background, he is equipped to perform both legal and tax analysis of international transactions.

Paul is a tax litigation teacher at the Leiden University and a regular writer for one of Kluwer’s technical VAT magazines (Btw-bulletin). He holds a Master Degree in Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University and is a Certified Tax Lawyer. Paul is recognized as one of the leading Indirect Tax advisors in the Netherlands by International Tax Review World Tax.



Arnoud Bakker

Managing Director

Arnoud leads the compliance team at GVC and is also one of the founders of Global VAT Compliance in 2010.
Arnoud is a specialist in the use of tax technology solutions for VAT compliance especially OneSource Indirect Tax and was product owner of Mytaxflow.
Arnoud has over 20 years’ experience working with multinational clients on EU and Dutch VAT issues specifically in the Energy (oil and gas), Chemicals, Pharma and Fashion industry. Arnoud previously worked at FTI Consulting, Taxand, Deloitte and Andersen. He holds a Master Degree in Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam.


Why choose Global VAT Compliance

We promise you:
Global Expertise
All services under one roof
Rooted knowledge

Dedicated account team

We work for global businesses, large and small, who must manage their VAT reporting in multiple countries.

Our teams of international experts (20 nationalities) have an in-depth understanding of the business and the tax systems of different countries. We provide every client with a dedicated account team to ensure a tailormade and personal tax support.
With MyTaxFlow® you will have at any time a complete and actual overview on your VAT obligations.

We offer a one stop shop of VAT services. Our “all-inclusive” approach in combination with Mytaxflow and our specialized professionals allow us to deliver a high quality service.

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