Geosciences Leadership Shell – Azille, France

21 November 2012

“Mr Suurmond has provided tax advice and services for me during my posting with Shell International E and P as a member of the Geosciences leadership team in Rijswijk from 1997 until my retirement in 2003.

My tax affairs were then complicated not only as an expatriate but also by drawn out legal proceedings (divorce) entailing the division of assets and several changes to alimony arrangements. Throughout this period Mr Suurmond prepared and presented a compelling case to the inspectors and although (as always) he warned me that they may take a different view he achieved a significant reduction in my tax charges.

In addition to the specific circumstances above Mr Suurmond handled all double taxation arrangements with the UK/Netherlands tax authorities including income from house rental and pensions from previous employers. He also carried out a comprehensive review of expenditure and ensured that all tax-deductible expenses were included in the annual tax return that he submitted on my behalf. His charges were always modest in comparison to the reductions he achieved in my taxes.

I have no hesitation in recommending Suurmond Tax Consultants to any expatriate worker as a dependable expert in his field.

Many thanks for your as always impeccable services.”

J.E.M. L. de L. – Azille, France – Geosciences Leadership Shell EP – Rijswijk – 1997 – 2003