Femke Ruelens

My First Vat advice

In 2010 advising a company established abroad on the Belgian VAT implications of their transactions in Belgium and assisting them with their Belgian VAT registration and compliance.


I started my career at a Big 4 company advising and assisting all sorts of companies with their broad-ranged Belgian VAT questions and compliance. After 5 years, I wanted to practice what I preached and wanted to see what happened with such advice in practice. I therefore transferred towards a Fortune 500 company to advise and assist on in-house EMEA VAT questions and compliance. After another 5 years, I now want to use all that gathered experience to advise and assist Vatsquare customers with their Belgian/EU VAT questions and compliance.

VAT Focus areas

Belgian and EU VAT registration and compliance plus related advice on international trade,… .

The reason I like working at Vatsquare

I’m able to maintain my preferred combination of VAT advisory and compliance work – incorporating my experience on both BE and EU level.

Something Personal

I have 2 small, but not to be underestimated, daughters that require a lot of my time and devotion. Time-off (from them and work), I like spending with my boyfriend and/or friends enjoying lovely/relaxing/… drinks and/or meals.