• Our Approach

Our approach

What can you expect from our tax services

Taxation is complex, and as a business you need to understand the law and regulations in order to carry on your day-to-day operations, since almost all decision you make may have an impact on your tax return. We at BDO Aruba have dedicated professionals with the necessary expertise and ethics to assist you and your business in the maze called taxes in a timely and cost-effective way.

We believe in a personal approach and an understanding of your business before we can provide a solution or answer a question. That solution and answer is tailor made to fit your situation. Positions to be taken, supported by the law or case law, will be discussed with you to create an understanding of the possible risks involved. In a more than ever connected world, financial risks may be acceptable but reputational risks in case of disputes may not. The outcome of this approach may therefore not always be the most tax advantageous one, but is one that will be able to pass scrutiny by the Tax Authorities. As a core principle, BDO believes that manageable tax risks are preferable compared to uncertainty created by more aggressive positions. And in case of doubt or in order to avoid any tax risks, we prefer to openly discuss the intentions and outcomes with the Tax Authorities beforehand to avoid discussions afterwards that may escalates to the Tax Court.

In our work, we act professionally, with integrity, in accordance with our values and ethically responsible. We will not assist clients who wish to walk the thin line between tax avoidance (which is legal) and tax evasion (which is illegal), since that could potentially harm the profession, our firm, our professionals and may even be harmful to Aruba or the region.