Soliana Belastingadvies BV is owned by John Soliana. Please allow me to introduce myself. I started my career in 1979. I am an international tax expert for businesses and private individuals.


Tax advice
My main areas of expertise are: international double tax relief; restrictions on interest deductions, the use of tax loss carry backs and carry forwards, application of the Dutch participation exemption rules, residency issues, transfer pricing, IP tax planning, regulations on conduit companies and CFC legislation, tax and organisational re-structuring, mergers and de-mergers, withholding issues, the 30% facility for foreign employees, artists, entertainers, athletes, etc.


Dutch jurisdiction
My career began at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in the Netherlands Antilles (later KPMG), where I gained my first experience with the use of offshore companies in international tax planning. Hence I am quite familiar with the Dutch Sandwich.

The Netherlands Antilles route provides excellent tax planning opportunities. Because of a lenient tax treaty between the Netherlands and its Caribbean dependencies, Dutch businesses are able to funnel their profits to a holding company in the Netherlands Antilles whilst only paying five percent in taxes. In turn, the holding companies on the islands hardly pay any taxes on the incoming cash flow. Tens of thousands of wealthy individuals and corporations from all over the world are already using this route to reduce their effective tax rate to less than ten percent.

After my academic degree in international taxation at the University of Amsterdam I worked as an international tax consultant with Coopers & Lybrand in Amsterdam (which later would become PwC). Here I gained in-depth knowledge and expertise on other international taxation issues such as restructuring of business structures, transfer pricing, etc.


Tax solutions
More recently I completed various senior interim tax manager roles with major companies including various listed multinationals. I know the latest developments in international taxation and can anticipate on new developments at your benefit.

Throughout these years of providing tax solutions I have built a solid network of ex ?big four advisers? to whom I can turn if specialist assistance in other areas is required.

Based on our experience and expertise in international taxation and tax compliance we will provide you with workable tax solutions tailored to your needs.