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Jürgen Scholz, Certified Tax Advisor,
Dipl.-Finw., M.B.L.-HSG (Univ. St. Gallen) heads the
German VAT group of WTS with a team of about 65
dedicated VAT specialists as well as the WTS global
service line indirect tax, which has a presence in more
than 130 countries.
Just recently, WTS's global indirect tax practice
was named as "European Indirect Tax Firm of the Year
2017" by International Tax Review at its
European Tax Awards.
Jürgen advises clients in a wide variety of
industries in particular with regard to the VAT aspects
of tax control frameworks ("Steuer-IKS"), IT-driven VAT
management and controversial VAT matters.
He started his professional career with the German
tax authorities before he joined a Big 4 firm to
specialise in VAT. As a result of his particular focus
on the financial services industry he then became
responsible for indirect taxes at Dresdner Bank,
focusing on transaction work, holding structures,
pro-rata optimisation and VAT-neutral outsourcing
Upon returning from his in-house role to the
advisory world Jürgen continued working for
clients in the financial services industry, but he has
also increasingly managed process-related projects for
the high-tech industry, such as the implementation of
tax-engines of the redesign of supply-chain structures.
Beside his client work, he has been seconded to the
firm's international headquarters to support the global
head of indirect tax in the development of a global VAT
Jürgen is a regular speaker at VAT conferences,
publishes in several journals, is member of the
advisory council to Germany's leading VAT journal
(Umsatzsteuer-Rundschau) and a board member of
UmsatzsteuerForum e.V., the scientific
organisation on VAT in Germany.