Carolien Hagemeijer

Carolien studied tax law at the University of Amsterdam.

While she was studying law and after graduating Carolien worked at the Dutch Tax authorities for a total of 14 years, where she handled tax assessments and was an author and teacher. She obtained a great deal of litigation experience as a tax inspector. She was also involved in numerous Dutch target-group policy projects.

Carolien has worked as a tax advisor since 2001. She worked in the advice and return practice group at Mazars Paardekooper Hoffman N.V. for eight and a half years.

Carolien specialises in income tax, CIT and formal tax law.


Contact details:

Carolien Hagemeijer, LL.M.
Tax Advisor

e:  carolien@htbelastingadviseurs.nl
t:   +31 (0)20 44 11 548
m: +31 (0)6 55 71 88 33

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Esther Tissen

Esther studied tax law at Leiden University. She specialises in VAT and real estate transfer tax.

Immediately after she graduated in the summer of 1995, Esther joined Mazars Paardekooper Hoffman N.V. as a VAT specialist. She also worked as a VAT specialist at PricewaterhouseCoopers N.V. and at Greenberg Traurig LLP. The experience she gained at those firms enables her to work closely with other advisors and accountants as well as civil- law notaries and lawyers in the Netherlands and abroad.

In addition to studying law, Esther also successfully completed the training courses given by the Dutch Federation of Tax Advisors and the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB).

Esther provides in-house VAT training, often for clients.

Finally, Esther is the head of the VAT round table: a group of very experienced VAT specialists, who are a partner of or employed with EU and non-EU tax or law firms.

Contact details:

Esther Tissen, LL.M.
VAT specialist

e:   esther@htbelastingadviseurs.nl
t:    +31 (0)20 44 11 549
m:  +31 (0)6 46 12 43 03

Aline de Gooijer

Since 2018, Aline has been a valuable addition to our team, bringing her expertise as a VAT specialist. Graduating with honors in Law from Utrecht University, she continued her academic journey with a Master's in Tax Law at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, specializing in indirect taxes.

During her academic pursuits, Aline completed various internships as student trainee at law and tax advice firms, acquiring practical insights to complement her theoretical knowledge.

Aline is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) and has successfully completed the professional training program for VAT specialists offered by the Foundation for Tax Advisers (SOB).

Since joining our team, Aline has been supporting our clients with great pleasure and enthusiasm in navigating the intricacies of VAT and real estate transfer tax.


Contact details:

Aline de Gooijer, LL.M.
VAT specialist

e:  aline@htbelastingadviseurs.nl
t:   +31 (0)20 44 11 547

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mr. Koen Fransen BTW-specialist HT Belastingadviseurs

Koen Fransen

Koen has been working as a VAT specialist within our team since 2020, after he graduated from his Master’s in Tax law, specializing in Indirect Taxes, at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

Prior to that, he gained two years of part-time experience with us during his Bachelor's in Law at the University of Amsterdam. In early 2024, Koen successfully completed the professional training program for VAT specialists provided by the Foundation for Tax Advisers (SOB), making him a full member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB).

Through these educational pursuits, Koen has acquired profound knowledge of VAT and real estate transfer tax legislation. This enables him to provide well-founded advice and offer practical solutions regarding these intricate regulations.

Contact details:

Koen Fransen. LL.M.
VAT specialist

e:   koen@htbelastingadviseurs.nl
t:    +31 (0)20 44 11 547

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