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Luxembourg draft Budget Law 2021 announces several new tax measures

Friday, 16 October 2020

The Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna has filed on 14 October 2020 with the Chamber of Deputies the draft budget law for 2021. This draft bill introduces several new tax…


Private client law in Belgium: overview and Q&A

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

This extensive Q&A gives a high level overview of tax; tax residence; inheritance tax; buying property; wills and estate management; succession regimes; intestacy; trusts; charities; co-ownership; familial relationships; minority and…


T/A economics becomes TIBERGHIEN ECONOMICS

Thursday, 01 October 2020

A NEW, YET FAMILIAR BRAND TO UNDERSCORE OUR HOLISTIC VIEW ON OUR CLIENT'S CHALLENGES AND ASPIRATIONS. We are excited to announce that, as per 1 October 2020, T/A economics will…

24 September 2020 | 12.00 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. | WTS Global | Online

Webinar – Post-COVID reality: How to manage the risk of double taxation


The Transfer Pricing Law Review - Chapter 2: Belgium

Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Although the arm’s-length principle, which forms the basis of the framework of transfer pricing rules, has had a long international history, it was only explicitly introduced into Belgian legislation in…


European law restrictions on the temporal effect of national juidicial decisions: the case of the Belgian Constitutional Court

Monday, 10 August 2020

The Belgian Constitutional Court is a court of law watching over the observance of the Constitution by the legislative authorities of Belgium. It has the power to annul, to declare…


Luxembourg introduces register for trusts and fiduciary arrangements

Friday, 24 July 2020

A new Luxembourg law (the “Trusts Register Law”), dated 10 July 2020, was published on 13 July 2020 and is in force since 17 July 2020.


Luxembourg to postpone DAC6 and DAC2 reporting deadlines

Monday, 08 June 2020

On 4 June 2020, the Luxembourg government announced that the negotiations on the European Commission proposal1 for a directive amending Council Directive 2011/16/EU dated 15 February 2011 that aims to postpone…


The ECJ takes positive decision on Italian FTT

Friday, 29 May 2020

In its decision of 30 April 2020, dealing with the Italian Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that there is no violation of the…


Is the 18% of withholding tax on income paid to foreign artists and sportspersons no longer due?

Friday, 15 May 2020

On 13 May 2020, the Belgian political party, CD&V, submitted a draft bill to relax the 18% final withholding tax regime on income paid to foreign artists and sportspersons.

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The value of the underlying shares has decreased (materially), resulting in the stock options being “under water”, meaning it is currently not interesting to exercise the stock options. What can we do?

A first possibility is to extend the exercise period of the stock options. Depending on the significance of the decrease of stock value, however, such an extension, potentially, needs to…

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Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, is it interesting to introduce a stock option scheme within my (management) company now?

The gain which could result from stock option schemes depends on several factors such as the company’s growth expectations, market trends, geopolitical events, …


Spain and Portugal: slightly less sunny tax-wise

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

In a context of increasing mobility within the European Union, Spain and Portugal are popular destinations for, among others, pensioners looking for a milder (tax) climate. There are however, in…

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I recently donated my family business exempt from gift tax, but I had to cease my economic activity temporarily. Will the exemption be maintained? (Flemish Region, Brussels-Capital Region, Walloon Region)

Flemish Region In principle, an economic activity must be continued - without interruption - for a period of three years after the donation in order to maintain the exemption. A…

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Is there a reduced VAT rate applicable for the supply of medical devices and PPE such as facemasks and hydroalcoholic gels?

:: Update 07/05/2020 :: In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, there is a great need for medicines and medical devices, such as facemasks, respirators, etc. An important question here…

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In what situations and under what conditions can I donate goods for charity, without negative VAT consequences?

:: UPDATE - 16/02/2021 ::  When VAT payers donate goods, this can have adverse tax consequences. As far as VAT is concerned, this may mean that VAT has to be…


CJEU in KPC Herning: The Supply of Land with a Building to Be Demolished Is not Necessarily a VAT Taxable Supply of Building Land

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

On 4 September 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered an interesting judgment on a real estate transaction relating to the sale of land together with a…

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Can a partnership be incorporated without physical presence of the constitutors?

The partnership is a commonly used control structure for estate planning purposes. A partnership is usually established between parents and children. Given the Covid-19 virus, the physical gathering is currently…

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Do I get a deferment of payment for the assessment in the gift or inheritance tax (Flemish Region)?

No deferment, but a repayment plan Anyone who has received an assessment in gift or inheritance tax and who is experiencing financial difficulties can always apply for a repayment plan.…

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Do I get a deferment for the filing of the inheritance tax return (Brussels-Capital Region)?

In view of the exceptional situation and the more stringent security measures, the Flemish Tax Administration has decided to extend the inheritance tax return period without incurring a tax increase.

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Do I get a deferment for the filing of the inheritance tax return (Walloon Region)?

In view of the exceptional situation and the more stringent security measures, the Flemish Tax Administration has decided to extend the inheritance tax return period without incurring a tax increase.

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Do I get a deferment for the filing of the inheritance tax return (Flemish Region)?

In view of the exceptional situation and the more stringent security measures, the Flemish Tax Administration has decided to extend the inheritance tax return period without incurring a tax increase.

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My employees and/or directors are willing to temporary (partially) waive their salary to support the company. Are there any (negative) tax consequences to be taken into account?

Employees and directors may be asked to agree to a temporary renunciation of their wages considering liquidity challenges faced by many companies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such…

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What is from a tax point of view the best way to accommodate my employees in view of their telework / working from home?

Employers can grant a temporary home working allowance to their employees as long the “COVID-19 measures” are in force (currently until 3 May 2020).

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Are there any benefits I can grant in a tax-friendly way to my employees to keep them motivated?

There are several possibilities to support employees and keep them motivated : 

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To compensate my employees for their loss of income due to temporary employment, I would like to pay them a supplement on top of their (legal) unemployment benefits. What is the tax and social security treatment of these payments?

To soften the loss of income of the employees being confronted with temporary unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may want to pay a supplement on top of the…

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My employees are working overtime. Are there any tax incentives I could benefit from?

In a press release of 11 April 2020, the government announced a second wave of measures to support the Belgian economy. One of these measures which is soon to be…

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My employees are working in shifts. Are there any tax incentives I could benefit from?

For several years now, Belgian tax law provides for a (partial) withholding tax exemption on wages paid to night and shift workers. This measure implies that employers employing employees on…

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Can I still donate for a Dutch notary?

Now that the border between the Netherlands and Belgium is as good as closed, the question arises whether a Belgian resident can still make a donation of movable property before…

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I'm sick: can the notary still come by to make a will?

In case you are sick and wish to draw up a will, a holographic will is the simplest way. However, sometimes a notarial will or an international will may be…

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