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Dual Pension Savings in Belgium – Practice Note

17 June 2018

A dual system for pension savings has been introduced in Belgium by the law of 26 March 2018 (Official Gazette of 30 March 2018).  Recently, the Belgian tax authorities issued a practice note (2018/C/72) which provides clarification and specific examples in this respect. The existing system for pension savings (pensioensparen / épargne-pension) is well known in

The deadline is approaching for the filing of your Statutory Financial Statements

14 June 2018

Belgian companies As you probably are aware, Belgian companies should annually deposit their statutory financial statements with the National Bank of Belgium. Filing should be done within 30 days after the financial accounts have been approved by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and no later than 7 months after the end of the financial

Dutch 30% tax ruling: from 8 to 5 years – update

30 May 2018

In our Newsflash of 24 April 2018 we already referred to the announcement of the Dutch government that it will reduce the maximum duration of the 30% ruling, notably from 8 to 5 years. It is anticipated that this reduced application will be applicable as of January 2019 for both new and existing employment situations

Belgian Tax on Securities Accounts: a Practice Note provides further guidance

29 May 2018

The Belgian tax administration has issued on 25 May 2018 a (welcomed) Practice Note providing further guidance regarding the Belgian Tax on Securities Accounts (BTSA). For recall, the BTSA applies to (foreign) individuals holding one or several (Belgian) securities accounts which totalized (on average) more than 500.000 euros during the reference period. In such a

Mandatory disclosure rules for intermediaries (DAC6) – Formal adoption

25 May 2018

Today the Council has formally adopted Directive amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements – also known as DAC6. In brief, these rules require us to report to the (Belgian) tax authorities certain transactions, assistance or advice. The Directive includes a