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UBO register very close to be introduced in Luxembourg !

Following the adoption of the fourth EU anti-money laundering directive (2015/849/EC, the “Directive”) which aim is to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing by means of, inter alia, introducing central…
Events
23 February 2017 | 09.20h - 18.00h | Fiscal Institute Tilburg

New Perspectives on Fiscal State Aid: Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Fiscal State Aid Control

Speaker: Anne Van de Vijver
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Ecofin agreement on new rules for e-commerce and e-books

This article briefly describes the new rules. Together with the higher focus of the VAT authorities on VAT and e-commerce, this evolution makes clear that a correct VAT compliance is…
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US Senate approves tax bill

On Saturday 2 December, the Senate voted 51 to 49 to pass an amended version of the tax reform bill.
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US Tax reform bill: Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts

17/11/2017 - On November 2, the House Republican's tax reform bill – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – was released. This bill is 429 pages and should provide for…
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Belgium introduces horizontal supervision

In the ongoing fight against tax fraud, the Belgian federal government intends to implement a new approach for tax audits. In the future, tax inspectors will no longer perform day-to-day…
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Participation exemption for dividends received by parent companies: 100% exempt

In the framework of the expected corporate income tax reform (further to the agreement reached at government level last summer), the Belgian government intends increasing the participation exemption (dividend received…
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Christophe Coudron appointed as National Branch Reporter at IFA Congress 2019

The Board of the Belgian IFA Branch has appointed Christophe Coudron as National Branch Reporter on the topic 'Investment Funds' at the IFA Congress in London in 2019. Christophe continues…
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Towards a More Coordinated Approach of the Relation Between the Taxpayer and Tax Administrations: The European Taxpayers’ Code

In its Communication of 27 June 2012 the European Commission stated that an increase in efficiency and effectiveness of the administration of tax collection is crucial in fighting tax fraud and evasion. As…
Events
11 October 2017 | 08.00h - 17.00h | Overijse

Wealth+ Private Banking & Wealth Management Summit

Speaker: Griet Vanden Abeele
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WTS Transfer Pricing Newsletter October 2017

The WTS TP newsletter summarizes new developments in the field of TP for 10 countries and has been prepared by local TP experts within the global WTS-network. Jean-Luc Dascotte, Michiel Boeren and…
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Court of Justice restricts the VAT exemption for cost-sharing associations: significant impact on the financial, insurance and real estate sectors

26/09/2017 - On 21 September 2017 the Court of Justice of the European Union drastically restricted the VAT exemption for cost-sharing associations in a number of controversial judgments. The bank…
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VAT Revolution in the Real Estate Sector: Belgium to introduce optional VAT regime for immovable letting

17-08-2017 – On 26 July 2017, the Belgian federal government reached an agreement on the principles of the state budget for the coming year. In addition to a number of…
Events
13 September 2017 | 11.45h - 14.00h | Brussels

BVA's President Meeting

Speaker: Bernard Peeters
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The Belgian government reaches an agreement on corporate income tax reform

On 26 July 2017, the federal government reached an important agreement on corporate income tax reform.
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VAT and Directors’ Fees in the Benelux

The VAT Directive does not clearly address the question of the VAT treatment of directors’ fees, and recent developments in Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg VAT legislation have emphasized the lack of harmonization on that question…
Events
27 August - 1 September 2017 | Rio de Janeiro

IFA 2017

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WTS - Assignments in Europe 2017

Tiberghien’s HR Tax Team contributed to the new WTS Brochure on “Assignments in Europe 2017”. In the booklet you will find a brief overview of tax, social security and immigration…
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The broader scope of the Belgian VAT exemption for the management of special investment funds offers opportunities for private equity funds

23-06-2017 - In 2016, the Belgian VAT exemption for the management of investment funds changed following the introduction of new rules for the Belgian Real Estate Investment Trust (B-REIT). However,…
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Two awards for WTS at ITR European Awards Ceremony

Tiberghien’s partner WTS was distinguished in two areas at this year’s International Tax Review (ITR) European Awards Ceremony, which took place on May 18 in London. WTS Global was honored…
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ECJ decides on Belgian “Fairness Tax” and French “Contribution Additionnelle”

18-05-2017 - The European Court of Justice decided that both the Belgian “Fairness Tax” and the French “Contribution Additionnelle” are – to a certain extent – incompatible with art. 4…
Events
6 & 7 July 2017 | 09.00h - 16.15h | Brussels

Adults & Children in Postmodern Societies - International Family Law Conference

Speaker: Charlotte Declerck
Events
30 June 2017 | 09.00h - 17.30h | Munich, Germany

International Tax Conference "Growth and Taxes"

Speaker: Bernard Peeters
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Tiberghien opens new office in Ghent

09-05-2017 - Tiberghien, the specialist tax law firm with over 80 lawyers and the largest tax practice in Belgium, has opened a new office in Ghent. The new location is…
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CbCR: Luxembourg implements Directive (EU) 2016/881, what are the lessons at this stage?

26-04-2017 - The process in Luxembourg has been particularly fast, with the entry into force of the new mechanism in domestic law less than 12 months after the adoption of…
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New Belgian exit tax rules

26-04-2017 - Belgium introduces a deferred payment regime for companies required to pay exit taxes on outbound cross-border relocation of assets, migration or restructuring in line with article 5 of…
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Belgian register of ultimate beneficiaries (“UBO-register”) is approaching

26-04-2017 - Under Articles 73 to 75 of the draft Bill on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing…
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The CJEU’s Wereldhave judgment: Dutch investment funds with “Fiscal Investment Institution” status do not fall within the Parent-Subsidiary Directive’s scope

26-04-2017 Facts Two Dutch companies, Wereldhave International and Wereldhave, respectively own 35% and 44% of the Belgian company, Wereldhave Belgium. Both Dutch companies have the “Fiscal Investment Institution” (“fiscale beleggingsinstelling”)…
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Taxation of pensions paid by Belgian debtors to non-residents: change of rules

26-04-2017 Pensions subject to Belgian non-resident income tax The Belgian Income Tax Code provides, as a basic rule, that occupational pensions paid to non-resident individuals are subject to tax in…
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Belgium introduces exit tax rules as it implements ATAD

06-04-2017 - Belgium introduces a deferred payment regime for companies required to pay exit taxes on the cross-border relocation of assets, migration or restructuring in line with the EU Anti-Tax…
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