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EU finance ministers agree on mandatory disclosure for intermediaries (DAC6)

14 March 2018

On 13 March 2018, EU finance ministers reached agreement on transparency requirements for tax intermediaries. The proposal (so called DAC6) is the latest of a number of measures designed to prevent corporate tax avoidance. It will require intermediaries such as tax advisors, accountants and lawyers to report tax planning schemes that could be aggressive and

The due date for the filing of the annual VAT sales listing is approaching!

12 March 2018

VAT payers should file an annual return quoting their VAT taxable customers, i.e., the annual VAT sales listing. The filing deadline for this listing is rapidly approaching. Fines can be imposed for late filing. The filing is done electronically, through Intervat.  What? The annual sales listing contains the Belgian VAT numbers of all VAT liable

EU Commission finds that Luxembourg granted unlawful State aid to Amazon

9 March 2018

On 26 February 2018, the European Commission (EC) published the non-confidential version of its final decision issued on 4 October 2017 in the Amazon State aid investigation opened in October 2014. According to the decision, in the EC’s opinion, Luxembourg’s tax treatment of Amazon gave rise to State aid in the amount of up to

Belgian Constitutional Court annuls fairness tax

2 March 2018

In its judgement of 1 March 2018, the Belgian Constitutional Court ruled that the fairness tax is unconstitutional. Hence, it annulled the fairness tax. This decision follows a series of actions on both the national and European level (for our previous coverage on this subject, click here). The annulment does not have a retro-active effect, except in