As a Fiscal Economics graduate, you can look forward to a challenging but rewarding career, with plenty of opportunities for advancement. The demand for qualified fiscal economists outstrips supply, so your theoretical, practical and interpersonal skills will make you highly sought after by both large corporations and small tax consultancies.
Fiscal economists that work for fiscal authorities are responsible for checking the tax declarations of private individuals or organisations. They also ensure that taxes are levied and paid on time and are responsible for detecting irregularities and fraud.
As tax advisors, fiscal economists are responsible for managing tax compliance and providing clients with tax advice. They file tax declarations and keep in contact with tax inspectors to ensure that they interpret tax legislation correctly.
Some Fiscal Economics students choose to pursue a PhD after they’ve graduated. They try to answer questions such as “Will a proposed tax incentive scheme be effective?” or “How can tax regulations be improved?”
According to a study conducted by Elsevier, Fiscal Economic graduates in the Netherlands are able to find jobs relatively quickly and on average, they have a higher salary and a larger chance of getting a permanent contract.
|Fiscal Economics graduate||Average university graduate|
|Salary||17.8 euros/hour||16.7 euros/hour|
|Regret choosing programme||17%||16%|
Alumni @ Work
Our graduates have found positions such as:
- Tax advisor at Loyens&Loeff
- Fiscal advisor at Damsté attorneys
- Tax analyst at Deloitte Netherlands
- Turnover tax specialist at the Dutch Tax Autority
- Mergers and acquisitions tax lawyer at PwC Nederland