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Following the right procedures more important than ever when in financial distress

3 April 2020

As the spread of Covid-19 undoubtedly has a huge impact on the economy, a significant number of companies will very likely be confronted with losses, possibly putting the going-concern of their business into question. Besides the necessary disclosure in the annual management report so as to reflect and elaborate on such impact in the “post-closing”

COVID-19 #7 Carve-out and sale of non-core or distressed businesses

3 April 2020

In the current climate, it is expected that companies in a wide variety of industries will be confronted with a significant drop in sales volumes, possibly causing faltering cashflow positions or even cash crunches. Although the Belgian government, in concertation with financial institutions, are trying to stem the bleeding with short term measures, such as

Belgian Minister of Finance proposes Corona premium of EUR 1.000

1 April 2020

In practice and also in recent media coverage, the question was raised whether employers/companies can provide employees with a (tax beneficial) cash incentive – other than a regular bonus payment – in order to motivate and reward employees who (are not staying at home due to temporary unemployment measures and who) are still allowed and

COVID-19 #6 Cash repatriation – capital reduction

31 March 2020

Next to dividend distributions and (early) repayment of intercompany loans, a group may also consider a capital reduction to repatriate cash to the upper tier structure. Whereas a reduction of fiscally paid-up capital is in principle tax neutral between corporates, it may still have some (unexpected) tax consequences. Item #6: A capital reduction is not

COVID-19: a multi country overview of supportive measures – update

30 March 2020

COVID-19 presents significant challenges to people and organisations around the globe and the disruption continues to evolve. We know that your business is facing several potentially significant tax challenges to which you need to respond rapidly. To help you cut through the complexity, PwC’s team of specialists collaborated to create a resource for you to