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Tirza Cramwinckel wins Stevens Award

'Her publications demonstrate a strong combination of science and practice’, according to the jury. Cramwinckel received the Stevens Award on 9 February 2024 in recognition of her scholarly publications and work in practice and education.

Her dissertation entitled ‘Information provision by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration in the context of the rule of law. A legal and communication science study into legitimate expectations’ was decisive for the jury in selecting a winner. In 2022, Cramwinckel was awarded a doctorate with distinction for her research, with the jury referring to her ‘impressive dissertation’ that was ‘a clear example of a publication that advances society’.

Cramwinckel says that winning the Stevens Award is a ‘tremendous honour’ and ‘great motivation’ to keep writing, focusing on tax-related topics in particular. Cramwinckel says, ‘I enjoy writing because I can really delve into a specific topic and develop my own thoughts on it. The topics I actually write about are often driven by curiosity or an issue I run into. I’m also keen to look beyond the boundaries of tax law by exploring a tax issue from a linguistic perspective, for example, or by looking at administrative law… I still have 1,001 ideas for things to write about and the Stevens Award has definitely whetted my appetite.’

Each year, Wolters Kluwer presents the Stevens Award to a young author who has articulated complex tax matters in an accessible way.

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