About Us

Faced with ever more complex and ever changing (international) tax laws, and working in a (highly) competitive market, you need a tax firm that can help you build strong compliance and reporting foundations and sustainable, advantageous, tax strategies that assist your business in achieving its ambitions.

At W-Tax & Legal Services – WTS- we believe that managing your tax obligations responsibly and proactively can make a critical difference. WTS can help you with compliance, assist you in identifying and mitigating the tax consequences of business moves, point out opportunities during the expansion or consolidation of your business, and support/ advocate your positions at the tax authorities.

Cari Woltertax partner

Cari is the founder of WTS. After 12 years of leading the tax practice of KPMG in Aruba she decided to start a new tax firm. She is a former Tax Inspector in charge of the Corporate Income Tax team in Aruba. She also worked as a Tax Inspector in the Netherlands. Cari also lectured at the University of Aruba and co-founded the Aruba Association of Tax Advisors.

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Frank Snijderstax partner

Frank joined WTS per January 1, 2007 after working at PricewaterhouseCoopers Netherlands and Aruba for more than 8 years. He is co-author of the Aruba and Netherlands Antilles tax reference book, and regularly publishes tax articles in (fiscal) journals in Aruba and the Netherlands. Frank is also a board member of the Aruba Trade and Industry Association.

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Alitza KoolmanAssistant manager

Alitza joined WTS per September 1st 2010 after working for almost four years at Deloitte in the Netherlands. She is a tax law graduate of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. She also has a bachelor degree in economics (fiscale economie) of the Hanzehogeschool van Groningen (HEAO).

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Charitza Statiacompliance officer/ tax advisor

Charitza is a tax law graduate of the University of Tilburg. She also has a bachelor degree in Economics (Fiscale Economie) of the HEAO Arnhem. Her thesis covered “Aruba – a tax haven?”. She started her career at WTS in June 2008.

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eltonElton Semeleertax compliance officer

Elton joined WTS on June 1, 2011. Elton studied at Hogeschool voor Economische Studies in Amsterdam and obtained a bachelors degree in business administration with a specialization in taxes. Prior to working at WTS Elton worked at the tax office in The Hague for 2 years.

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Velushka Gomessecretary

Velushka has been Cari’s secretary at KPMG for over 6 years and decided to join WTS. She is a graduate secretary of the Administrative School of Aruba.

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judithJudith Schniederssecretary

Judith joined WTS in December, 2010 after working for fourteen years in internal communications at the law firm Allen & Overy LLP in the Netherlands. She is a communications graduate of the Radboud University and has a bachelor degree in journalism (Windesheim).

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