strategic partnership 

Advance Tax Group and Grant Thornton Netherlands create one-stop-shop for tax automation and data management solutions with strategic partnership

Rotterdam, April 1, 2021

Advance Tax Group, a highly regarded firm specialized in tax process and data optimization and automation, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with Grant Thornton, one of the world’s leading tax advisory firms. This partnership creates a one-stop-shop for tax automation and data management solutions. It leverages the companies’ respective strengths in tax advisory and process/data management as well as automation to empower MNEs to take the next step in their tax processes.
Jacob Mook, head of tax Grant Thornton Netherlands: “We have seen a shift in client demand, going from classic tax advice to more tax process orientated questions. Grant Thornton Netherlands has responded to this demand with the creation of a dedicated Tax Technology unit in January 2019. We are currently offering support and dedicated tax tooling for various repetitive and time consuming tax (compliance) processes. Furthering our ability to bring effective tax automation to our clients, the strategic partnership with the Advance Tax Group allows Grant Thornton NL to bring the best of both worlds to our larger clients: an in depth knowledge in the domain of (international) taxation and a long track record in supporting MNEs with larger software solutions from vendors like Thomson Reuters. Effectively, we have created a one-stop-shop for tax automation projects.”
Stef Merks, partner of the Advance Tax Group: “The compliance burden in general keeps increasing and tax people spend way too much time on data and information gathering. With our joined approach and expertise, we can support tax people to do what they do and like best; being able to apply their tax knowledge and add real value to their organisation. This joined approach will make MNEs future-proof and reduce administrative efforts, errors and struggles substantially. The combination of our expertise makes our offer unique; Grant Thornton is an expert in the field of tax advisory and the Advance Tax Group has great knowledge and expertise in the field of (tax) automation, data management and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions.“
Advance Tax Group
The Advance Tax Group consists of Advance Tax Compliance, Advance Tax Solutions and SMRTR Consulting. The group is specialized in tax process and data optimalisation and automation and is trusted by various small MNEs as well as large MNEs such as NXP, IBM, Heineken and P&G. The Advance Tax Group is headquartered in the Rotterdam region in the Netherlands.   
Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton Netherlands is a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL), one of the world's largest networks (#6) of independent accountancy and advisory organisations with 58,000 professionals in 138 countries. With nine offices in the Netherlands and 550 professional employees, we advise and assist our clients in the fields of accountancy, tax and (financial) consultancy and help them in reaching their goals. We deliver world-class expertise in a way that seamlessly matches each client's unique situation. We work from a solid base with a flexible and results-driven mentality.

Grant Thornton
Jacob Mook     
Menno van Werkhoven

Advance Tax Group
Mark de Jong
Stef Merks