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Equity granted by a foreign parent company: recent developments

Friday, 12 October 2018
The Belgian government is contemplating to introduce a more general reporting and tax withholding obligation for Belgian companies/subsidiaries when benefits (such as free shares or shares at reduced price) are…

France 2018 - “Année Blanche” ?

Thursday, 11 October 2018
Currently, French income tax is generally collected in the year after the income has been earned after the filing of a tax return.

The Ne Bis in Idem Rule: Do the EUCJ and the ECtHR Follow the Same Track?

Tuesday, 09 October 2018
On 20 March 2018 the Grand Chamber of the EUCJ delivered three rulings on the extent to which the principle of ne bis in idem permits Member States from imposing…

The Belgian parliament has passed the VAT taxable rent law

Tuesday, 09 October 2018
The optional regime for a VAT taxable rent (for a detailed overview of this new regime, see link) has been approved by the Belgian Chamber of Representatives on 4 October…

VAT update: Ecofin agreement on quick fixes, the generalised reverse charge mechanism and reduced rate for e-books

Thursday, 04 October 2018
On 2 October 2018 a much-anticipated ECOFIN meeting was held in Luxembourg. The EU Ministers of Finance reached an agreement on quick fixes, the generalised reverse charge mechanism and the…

Belgian authorities take a more flexible position on VAT penalties

Wednesday, 03 October 2018
The Belgian authorities have adopted a new policy for imposing penalties in VAT matters. Traditionally the Belgian authorities have applied a strict policy for imposing penalties. Each VAT error is…

The Belgian UBO register: Modified deadline of 31 March 2019

Tuesday, 09 October 2018
Previously, we informed you about the introduction of the Belgian UBO register (see this link). This UBO register is a centralised database (organised on a European level) through which companies, associations,…

PRESS RELEASE - WTS Global opens US desk in New York and San Francisco

Thursday, 06 September 2018
WTS Global opens US desk in New York and San Francisco to further strengthen its footprint in North America.

Luxembourg UBO register accessible to all !

Tuesday, 04 September 2018
On 10 July 2018, government amendments were proposed to the draft bill introducing the UBO register in Luxembourg (the “Register”). These amendments are in line with the provisions of Directive…

Luxembourg issues a circular on cryptocurrencies

Thursday, 23 August 2018
On July 26, 2018 the Luxembourg tax authorities issued Circular L.I.R. n°14/5 - 99/3 - 99bis/3 on the Luxembourg tax treatment of transactions involving cryptocurrencies (the “Circular”).The main aspects of…

Luxembourg VAT Grouping – Luxembourg government publishes its final law

Monday, 13 August 2018
For prior coverage after the introduction of the bill of law dated 16 April 2018 (the “Bill”), we refer to our newsletter of 3 May 2018. As indicated in our…
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