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Luxembourg law implementing EU reporting obligations adopted

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

The law implementing the Council Directive (EU) 2018/822 of 25 May 2018 as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements…

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International responses to COVID-19 : overview provided by WTS GlOBAL

Overview International COVID-19 measures : Our fellow members of WTS Global have collected information and advice on managing the impact of COVID-19 in their home markets. We are pleased to offer you…

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Luxembourg tax and other specific measures announced.

Facing the pandemic, the Luxembourg government adopted a regulation on 18 March 2020 declaring a state of emergency and introducing several measures, including a partial lockdown, as also seen in…

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Event cancelled? Check your VAT refund possibilities

The outbreak of the coronavirus has provoked an unprecedented surge of no-shows, postponements and cancellations in the event sector. In many cases, entrance tickets were already sold by the event-organizer…

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Special tax measures for working from home

In these times of national lockdowns, numerous employees are encouraged or forced to work from home. In response hereto, the tax authorities have taken a number of exceptional measures.

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Belgian tax measures to mitigate the impact of the Corona crisis

The Belgian government announced a series of tax measures to help mitigate the impact of the Corona crisis. These tax measures relate to income taxes, wage withholding taxes and VAT.…


Corona measures

Monday, 16 March 2020

Dear client, To prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to protect your health and that of our employees, extra precautions will also be taken within our organization. We want…


ATAD interest limitation rules finally implemented in Belgium

Friday, 13 March 2020

A long-awaited Royal Decree on the interest limitation rules provided by the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (‘ATAD’) was published just before the year-end (Belgian State Gazette of December 27, 2019). This…


Doctoral research by Kimberly Van Sande - Digitax

Monday, 02 March 2020

The world has changed considerably in the last 100 years, especially in the last decades as a result of the digital evolution. The digital evolution seems to be accelerating and…


International tax scribbles and scrawls

Friday, 28 February 2020

Belgian implementation of DAC6 approved at the last minute With the Act of 20 December 2019, the Belgian legislator implemented the much-discussed DAC6 at the last minute.1 The Act will enter…


Belgian tax administration releases Circular Letter “Transfer Pricing”

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

The Belgian tax administration published the Circular Letter “Transfer Pricing” (Circular Letter 2020/C/35). This document is the final version of the Circular Letter following the draft Circular Letter that was initially…


Top law firms ALTIUS and Tiberghien join their sports expertise in ATFIELD

Monday, 20 January 2020

Brussels – The sports departments of full service law firm ALTIUS and the tax law firm Tiberghien have joined forces to establish a new legal service provider in the sports…


Changes in tax and social security obligations affecting Belgian companies for benefits granted by foreign affiliated companies

Thursday, 16 January 2020

In the first edition of the WTS Global Mobility Newsletter, Katrien Bollen talks about the changes in tax and social security obligations affecting Belgian companies for benefits granted by foreign affiliated…


EU VAT – quick fixes: new EU sales listing and new rules for proof of intra-Community supplies

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

At the end of 2019, the Belgian authorities published some necessary implementing measures for the introduction of the so-called ‘quick fixes’ (see previous newsflashes, click here and here). These new…


Comments on the Public Consultation Document in respect of the Global Anti-Base Erosion Proposal (“GloBE”) under Pillar Two

Thursday, 05 December 2019

WTS Global commented on the Public Consultation Document in respect of the Global Anti-Base Erosion Proposal (“GloBE”) under Pillar Two. Koen Morbée represented Tiberghien in the submission of these comments. The…


Comments on the Secretariat Proposal for a “Unified Approach” under Pillar One

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

WTS Global commented on the of the Secretariat Proposal for a “Unified Approach” under Pillar One. Koen Morbée and Andy Neuteleers represented Tiberghien in the submission of these comments.  You…


How high is the tax pressure in the cockpit?

Friday, 15 November 2019

Tax affairs International tax law has specific rules for airline staff. Contrary to what the title of this article may suggest, these special provisions not only apply to pilots and…


Belgians working in Luxembourg - 24-days tolerance may go up to 48 days

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

If a Belgian individual is working in Luxembourg, the question arises which of the two countries may tax the Luxembourgish wages. The question is not without significance in light of…


Private client law in Belgium: overview

Monday, 28 October 2019

‘Practical Law’ is the leading provider of UK, US and international legal know-how. Tiberghien (Mr. Gerd D. Goyvaerts) was asked to compile the Belgian Q&A chapter of the Private Client…


Luxembourg 2020 draft Budget Law - Pre-2015 tax rulings may end on 31 December 2019

Monday, 21 October 2019

On 14 October 2019, the Luxembourg Government submitted the draft Budget Law for the year 2020 to the Luxembourg Parliament.


Signature of an amendment to the new treaty between France and Luxembourg

Monday, 21 October 2019

As announced in our previous article, on 2 July 2019, the Luxembourg parliament approved the new double tax treaty signed between France and Luxembourg (the “New Treaty”). The New Treaty…


New circular letter regarding article 19bis ITC and possibilities to claim refund of withholding tax

Friday, 27 September 2019

The Belgian tax administration issued a new circular letter on article 19bis ITC (circular letter of 25.09.2019).


Deadline UBO registration: 30 September 2019. Sanctions as from 2020.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

The law of 18 September 2017 lays down the rules regarding the framing of the UBO register. By Royal Decree of 30 July 2018, the initial deadline to submit to…


Newsflash: ECJ State Aid on Starbucks & Fiat

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

The EU General Court Tuesday ruled in favor of Starbucks and in disadvantage of Fiat on the European’s Commission claim that both companies received illegal state aid from the Dutch, respectively…


Deadline for the registration with the Luxembourg UBO register postponed to 30 November 2019

Thursday, 29 August 2019

The Law of 13 January 2019, which implements the register of ultimate beneficial owners in Luxembourg, grants the entities concerned, following its entry into force, a 6-month delay for complying…

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The uniform application of European Union law: The Court of Justice confirms its role as ultimate Cerberus

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Click here for the publication in EC Tax Review 2019/3, p. 122-124.


New tax treaty between France and Luxembourg ratified by Luxembourg parliament

Thursday, 11 July 2019

On 2 July 2019 the Luxembourg parliament approved the new double tax treaty as signed between France and Luxembourg on 20 March 2018 (the “New Treaty”). This New Treaty shall…


Circular 793 issued by the Luxembourg VAT authorities regarding new VAT rates applicable to electronic publications, essential hygienic items & plant protection products

Monday, 17 June 2019

At the time of the publication of the 2019 budget law on 29 April 2019, a Grand Ducal Regulation of 26 April 2019 was published. This Regulation amends the Appendix…


The changes introduced by the Belgian look-through taxation regulations or Cayman Tax 2.0

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

In this article a comment is given on the modifications to the Belgian ‘Cayman Tax’, applicable since 1 January 2018, and partially applicable since 17 September 2017. Notably, tax regulations…

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