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Luxembourg: VAT on directors' fees

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

On 30 September 2016, the Luxembourg VAT Administration published the much awaited circular-letter on the VAT treatment of company directors (circular-letter 781).


New tax treaty between Belgium and Japan may stimulate cross-border investments

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A new tax treaty between Belgium and Japan was signed on 12 October 2016. This treaty, once it becomes applicable, will significantly increase cross-border business opportunities for individuals and corporations…


International WTS journal # 3.2016 (november 2016)

Friday, 21 October 2016

24 november 2016 | 11.30h - 17.00h | Brussel

Jobdays VUB

22 november 2016 | 10.00h tot 17.00h

Jobdays KULeuven

16 november 2016 | 13.00h - 17.00h

Jobdays UAntwerpen

7 novembre 2016 | 13.00h - 18.00h | Bruxelles

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Selected Holding Regimes 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016


Luxembourg: VAT on director fees

Friday, 07 October 2016

On 30 September 2016, the Luxembourg VAT Administration published the much awaited circular-letter on the VAT treatment of company directors (circular-letter 781). This circular-letter is the first official comment by…

17 - 18 November 2016 | Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam

IBA Conference: The New Era of Taxation

Speaker: Ivo Vande Velde
18 september 2016 - 23 september 2016 | Washington

IBA Annual Conference

27 September 2016 | 16.00h - 17.15h | Madrid (Spain)

Special IFA Session: European Union State Aid Cases

30 September 2016 - 1 October 2016 | Vienna (Austria)

Corporate Tax Alliance meeting 2016


Belgium applies VAT exemption for management of alternative collective investment funds

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The Belgian VAT exemption for the management of investment funds has recently changed following the introduction of the new Belgian Real Estate Investment Trust (B-REIT). However, this change goes further…

23 August 2016 - 27 August 2016 | Munich (Germany)

54th International Young Lawyers Congress

30 September 2016 - 1 October 2016 | Wyoming (USA)

STEP Wyoming 2016: International Estate Planning Conference

Speaker: Gerd D. Goyvaerts
23 September 2016 | 8.00h - 13.30h | New York (USA)

Special Half Day STEP New York Conference - Potpourri of Planning Strategies and Updates for North America and Europe

Speaker: Gerd D. Goyvaerts
15 September 2016 - 16 September 2016 | Madrid (Spain)

WTS GES meeting

25 September - 30 September | Madrid (Spain)

70th Congress of the International Fiscal Association (IFA Congress 2016)

18 September 2016 - 23 September 2016 | Washington DC

IBA Annual Conference Washington 2016


2017 Luxembourg Tax Reform | Draft law

Monday, 08 August 2016

On 26 July 2016 the Luxembourg Government submitted the draft law no. 7020 to the Luxembourg Parliament. The draft law includes a number of direct and indirect tax measures, most…


How does the CJEU's case law on cross-border loss relief apply to cross-border mergers and divisions?

Wednesday, 03 August 2016

The Merger Directive (Council Directive 2009/133/EC) is not a comprehensive piece of Union legislation covering all implications of cross-border reorganizations for the available tax losses of the companies involved in…


VAT exemption of intra-EU supplies : Belgian VAT authorities simplify the proof required.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

On 1 July 2016, the Belgian VAT authorities published an important decision that should simplify the burden of proof requirements for the VAT exemption concerning intra-EU supplies.


Luxembourg Administrative Court confirms applicability of Advanced Tax Agreement

Friday, 15 July 2016

On 12 July 2016 the Luxembourg Administrative Court, the highest court in administrative matters in Luxembourg, confirmed the decision of the Luxembourg Administrative Tribunal of 16 December 2015, on the…


"It's Brexit!": the possible impact on VAT and customs duties

Thursday, 14 July 2016

On 23 June 2016 voters in the UK decided to leave the European Union. This newsletter shortly describes the possible impact of the Brexit on VAT and customs duties.


The end of withholding tax on gross basis! : ECJ decision in Brisal Case

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

On July 13, 2016 the European Court of Justice rendered a milestone decision on withholding tax on interest payments within the EU (case C-18/15, Brisal – KBC Finance Ireland).


New EU Directive on VAT and vouchers

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

On 27 June 2016, the EU Council adopted a directive on transactions involving vouchers by harmonising national VAT rules in this area. The directive was adopted without discussion.


Redrafting VAT exemption for cost-sharing associations - action required

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Belgian VAT law provides a specific exemption for cost-sharing associations, enabling groups of entities that have VAT exempt or out of scope activities to recharge costs without VAT. This VAT…


VAT on online gambling services postponed till August

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

In a previous article, we explained in detail the new VAT rules on e-gambling services. These services, which currently benefit from a specific VAT exemption for gambling services, will become…


Upcoming developments: a new Belgian real estate investment fund and the liberalisation of the existing SIR/GVV regime

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Belgian Federal government has recently announced new measures to make the Belgian real estate market more attractive to foreign investors.  In particular, the creation of a new type of…

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