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27 June 2022

Cross-border working – the end of COVID-19 tax and social security no-impact measures

PwC and PwC Legal have a preferred relationship. As the clients of PwC and PwC Legal are both confronted with similar challenges in their day-to-day business, experts from PwC and PwC Legal have joined forces in this multidisciplinary newsletter to give their clients a full overview in one publication. The tax and social security measures

27 June 2022

EU Green Deal update – Agreement by the European Parliament on the key Fit for 55 proposals and common position on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

On Wednesday, June 22, the European Parliament adopted some key elements of the Fit for 55 Package, namely the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the Social Climate Fund. One day before, the European Parliament and the Council also reached a provisional agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive. 

21 June 2022

Changes to the Belgian ‘expat’ tax regime – extension until 30 september 2022

Since last week, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives is in the process of adopting a draft law aimed at extending the deadline for applications for the new special tax regime for incoming taxpayers and incoming researchers and for “opt-in” requests. As a reminder, new applications had to be submitted electronically by the employer or company

21 June 2022

Modification to ELTIF Regulation: Trilogues are ready to start

On 25 May 2022, the Council reviewed and validated the Commission’s proposal amending Regulation (EU) 2015/760 on European long-term investment funds (ELTIF), following which the Economic and Monetary Committee of the EU parliament adopted its own position on the proposal on 20 June 2022. See our previous Newsflash for more information and background. Priorities In

8 June 2022

Ecology Premium Plus (EP+): updated list of eligible technologies

The EP+ is a Flemish funding programme that supports all sizes of Flanders-based companies for ecological investments in some specific technologies, listed on the so-called LTL or limitative technology list. Funding rates typically range from 15% to 45% on the additional cost (compared to a conventional technology) depending on the selected technology and the size

8 June 2022

The Luxembourg Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) – Updated

Luxembourg RAIFs are increasingly used in order to provide debt funding for acquisitions. Until recently it was uncertain how interest paid by a Belgian company to a RAIF is to be treated from a Belgian withholding tax perspective. Two recent decisions of the Belgian Supreme Court provide more clarity. The RAIF Regime  In 2016, Luxembourg