Who we are

Elviar Tax Services BV is a boutique tax services firm based in The Netherlands. Founded in September 2019, Elviar dedicates itself wholly to serving clients in the field of indirect taxes, such as Value-Added Tax (VAT) and customs.

At Elviar we are committed to creating value for our clients through delivering the highest quality tax advisory and compliance services. In doing so we strive our tax services to be unambiguously clear, technically robust and practically implementable.



In our pursuit of creating value in indirect taxation we do what it takes to serve and complement our clients’ business and tax agenda, naturally in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We adhere great importance to building relationships based on trust, integrity and respect, always with the long term in mind.



“No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.”

This quote, that is generally ascribed to the 17th century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, resides at the core of what we believe in and take into account in everything we do: Enhancing your Perspective…

This starts with carefully listening to our clients’ needs and asking critical questions, so that we can thoroughly familiarize ourselves with all aspects of the tax and business issues faced and truly understand our client’s perspective on these issues.

We seek to add our unique perspective founded in profound technical expertise and longstanding practical experience in the arena of indirect taxes. At Elviar we believe that, like with many things in life, indirect tax is all about perspective. By enhancing your perspective on indirect taxes, better decisions are made and better business outcomes are achieved.

Team & Network

Elviar is led by Lionel van Rey (Founder & Managing Director). Lionel started his career in 2003 as a VAT specialist in The Netherlands (EY). From 2013 to 2019 he worked from the United States (EY and KPMG), assisting multinationals in a wide array of industries with the management of their global indirect tax affairs. For more information on Lionel, please click here.

Elviar works together with select independent tax advisory firms whose values concerning trust, respect, integrity and quality of client services are aligned. Our network encompasses specialist indirect tax and general business tax boutiques in key trade centers throughout Europe and beyond. Our partners have vast experience in the field of (indirect) tax law, generally obtained during long careers in the tax consulting, in-house counsel and tax administration space.