Ivan Vargoulev

Associate Partner, Tax

KPMG in Bulgaria

Ivan Vargoulev is Associate Partner, Tax and leads the Indirect Taxes group of KPMG in Bulgaria. He is responsible for the work delivered in the areas of value added tax, customs and excise duties, and insurance premium tax. He has been in charge for a large number of VAT compliance projects, providing advice and assistance in VAT registrations and voluntary disclosures, preparation of statutory VAT returns and reports, and representation of clients before the tax authorities and support in VAT audits. He has broad experience in managing VAT advisory and structuring projects, VAT health checks, transactions VAT data analytics, ERP systems VAT setup, etc. Ivan is also one of the leaders of the tax litigation team. He has assisted many clients lodging claims for refund of VAT, supporting clients in VAT audits and in appealing their results both at administrative and court level. As part of the tax litigation team, Ivan has experience in taking a case and successfully defending the client’s position in the preliminary ruling proceedings before the Court of Justice of the EU and subsequently at the local courts.

  • BA in Applied Economics and Business Administration, American University in Bulgaria

  • Master of Law, Sofia University