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Decision of the European Court of Justice: taxation of foreign employment income

15 November 2018

In 2017, the Belgian Court of First Instance of Liege referred a question to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for obtaining a preliminary ruling. It concerned the situation of a tax resident of Belgium, employed in a company established in Luxembourg. His position as a financial consultant resulted in the fact

Business travel within Belgium: new indexed amounts for lump-sum cost reimbursements

15 November 2018

If certain conditions are met, employers are allowed to make lump-sum payments, which are tax-free in the hands of the employees, in order to reimburse these employees for expenses incurred due to business travel within Belgium. As of 1 October 2018 a tax-free meal allowance of EUR 17.06 (instead of EUR 16.73 per day) is

Belgian tax administration publishes draft circular letter on transfer pricing

14 November 2018

On 9 November 2018, the Belgian tax administration published a draft circular letter on the 2017 version of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations (2017 OECD TPG). Interested parties are invited to send their comments on the draft to international.taxation@minfin.fed.be by 12 December 2018. Attention needs to be paid that

Upcoming due date for electronic filing of BEPS 13 related documents: 31 December 2018

12 November 2018

All BEPS 13 related documents will, in principle, have to be filed electronically via the MyMinfinPro-website of the Belgian tax authorities (without exceptions). What? A Belgian entity of a multinational group exceeding at least one of the following Belgian GAAP based criteria (during the financial year preceding the financial year most recently closed) needs to