Henk de Kat has extensive experience in consultancy relating to VAT and real property transfer tax, especially for organisations in the non-commercial market (such as municipalities and housing corporations). This consultancy mainly focuses on such topics as the development of new-build projects, redevelopment of outdated areas, and structuring of collaboration or consortia, but also optimisation of how the organisation itself is structured from the tax perspective (tax control framework). Another facet of his work is assistance with tax audits and – if unavoidable – defending the interests of clients at the tax court.
In addition, Henk frequently gives courses in his specialist area and speaks at seminars. He is also the author of several publications within tax literature and co-author of practical manuals for housing corporations and healthcare organisations.
Henk studied Tax Law at the University of Tilburg. Before joining DHK, Henk previously worked for 14 years at the Dutch Tax Authorities, mainly in VAT auditing. Here he gained broad knowledge of a wide range of companies and organisations. During that time he also worked as a part-time lecturer at the Dutch Tax Authorities’ internal training institute. After the Dutch Tax Authorities, Henk spent more than 18 years with Deloitte Tax Consultants and in that time continued to frequently work as a lecturer/ instructor. He was also the editor-in-chief of Deloitte’s “VAT Newsletter”.