Universiteit Leiden

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Jurian Lock

PhD candidate

Mr.drs. J.I.W. Lock
+31 71 527 7840


Jurian Lock's research delves into the evolution of the European Value Added Tax (VAT) system, especially concerning distance sales between EU consumers and non-EU sellers. In today's economic landscape, the collection of VAT faces challenges regarding fraud, administrative burdens for both public and private organizations, logistic delays, environmental impact, and competitive disparities. While adapting swiftly to economic changes is vital, so is preserving the integrity of tax policies.

This research examines the VAT blueprint for distance sales, drawing from Systems Theory concepts like 'input', 'output', and 'control'. The goal? Develop a robust framework to assess and reimagine the VAT collection system to overcome present-day and future hurdles, so that VAT collection is as seamless as possible. 

The project is a collaboration between Leiden University and Cargonaut (Schiphol). The research project ‘Revising VAT in Global e-Commerce’ is funded by the Topconsortium Kennis en Innovatie, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (TKI Dinalog) (75%) and Leiden University (25%).

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PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Belastingrecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden



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