Tax Insights

Tax Insights | October 2022 | Transfer Pricing

7 October 2022
Prefiling and ruling requests for transfer pricing and innovation deduction relating to financial year 2022 must be filed by 30 November 2022  

Tax Insights June 2022 - Foreign vat refund. Do not forget to submit your request!

1 July 2022
In addition to the various domestic options to avoid VAT liquidity problems (accelerated refund, review of the filing periodicity of the returns, etc.), the foreign VAT refund is often overlooked. 

Tax Insights May 2022 - ATAD 3: European Commission's proposal targeting shell companies

25 May 2022
INTRODUCTION  On 22 December 2021, the European Commission unveiled a Directive proposal aiming at promoting an efficient and fair business tax system for the European Union. 

Tax Insights May 2022 - UBO register: don’t forget the next annual confirmation!

19 May 2022
As a reminder, companies, non-profit associations, foundations, trusts and other constructions established in Belgium are required to disclose information about their beneficial owner(s)to the UBO Register.

Tax Insights May 2022 - VAT refund - Non-EU taxpayers: electronically!

13 May 2022
As from 1 July 2022, non-EU taxpayers will have to request the refund of Belgian VAT electronically. The main goal of this new VAT refund procedure is to be able to process the refund requests from British companies more efficiently. This implies that the refund procedure will be largely harmonized with the refund procedure for EU companies. 

Tax Insights April 2022 - Fee form 281.50 obligation - reduction administrative burden

28 April 2022
Earlier this year the ‘law on various tax provisions of 21 January 2022’ was published in the Belgian Official Gazette. Within this month’s Tax Insights, special attention is paid to one of these provisions which drastically alters the existing regulations on the annual preparation of the fee forms 281.50 aiming to reduce the administrative burden for companies.

Tax Insights April 2022 - Notional rental value foreign real estate properties established

28 April 2022
By the end of last month, the Belgian tax authorities finished determining the notional rental value or so-called ‘cadastral income’ (hereafter referred to as NRV) of foreign real estate properties owned by Belgian tax residents and notifying the Belgian property owners hereof.

Tax Insights March 2022 - Impact of tax incentives on the choice for ‘green cars’

23 March 2022
The increasing popularity of company cars in Belgium is tightly intertwined with the high tax burden levied on typical gross salary payments.  

Tax Insights March 2022 - VAT exemption for transport services directly related to exports

22 March 2022
Belgium aligns with the opinion of the Court of Justice (ECJ, C-288/16) and restricts the scope of the exemption applicable to export-related transport services.

Tax Insights February 2022 - Green(er) tax legislation: wheels in motion

28 February 2022
The law of 25 November 2021 regarding the tax and social greenification of mobility leaves little to the imagination. Carbon emission company cars will be fiscally discouraged and will in all likelihood gradually disappear from the street scene.

Tax Insights February 2022 - French import VAT - new regime as from 01/01/2022 - Consequences and transition period for foreign companies

3 February 2022
As from 1 January 2022, the VAT recovery on imports into France is transferred from the Customs Authorities (DGDDI) to the Directorate General of Public Finances (DGFIP).   Here are the key elements of this change.

Tax Insights January 2022 - Program Law of December 27th, 2021 - new regime for impatriate taxpayers and researchers

24 January 2022
As announced in our December 2021 Tax Insights, following the agreement on the federal budget, the Belgian government has decided to adapt the existing special tax regime for foreign executives with a new tax regime effective January 1st, 2022. A transition period has been established for taxpayers who benefit(ed) from the old regime.

Tax Insights January 2022 - Lump-sum foreign tax and new double tax treaty between Belgium and France

21 January 2022
On November 9, 2021, Belgium and France concluded a new double tax treaty (hereinafter: "the new treaty"). The old treaty - still in force at the moment - is one of the oldest treaties concluded by Belgium (1964) (hereinafter: "the old treaty"). The new treaty revises the old one on a few points, including the lump-sum foreign tax.

Tax Insights January 2022 - VAT exemption for para(medical) professionals

14 January 2022
Since January 1st 2022, the scope of the VAT exemption for (para)medical cares has been amended. End of 2021, the Ministry of Finance has published extended guidelines (Circular Letter 2021/C/144 of 20 December 2021) in which tolerances are also foreseen to give practitioners time to comply with their new VAT obligations.

Tax Insights December 2021 - Recent VAT developments

21 December 2021
6% VAT on re-construction Extended beyond 2022 and to include victims of flooding VAT certificate abolished


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