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6 December 2023

Implication of rising interest rates on the intercompany financing arrangements

The current upward trend in interest rates within the financial markets and the associated rise in borrowing costs can have a significant impact on the (intercompany) financing structures across MNE groups. From an arm’s length perspective it is essential that the terms and conditions of the intercompany transactions reflect third party dealings and market circumstances 

30 November 2023

Expected change in Belgian CFC regime

A draft law was introduced into parliament to change the Belgian CFC regime, which was introduced as part of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (hereafter “ATAD directive”) in 2017. The CFC regime Belgium introduced back in 2017 taxed non-distributed income arising from non-genuine arrangements which have been put in place for the essential purpose of

23 November 2023

Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR): The EU Parliament adopts its position with view to the upcoming negotiations with the Council

In November 2022, the European Commission (EC) unveiled its proposal for a new Regulation on packaging and packaging waste (PPWR).  This proposal, aimed at replacing the existing framework established in 1994, addresses the urgent need to harmonise divergent regulatory practices across member states, which have been creating significant barriers in the internal market for packaging,

22 November 2023

Energy Transition: The Regulatory Pulse of Belgium’s Hydrogen Strategy

As the global focus shifts towards clean energy, hydrogen has gained an increased attention and emerges as a frontrunner in the race to decarbonize the EU economy. Acting as a versatile energy carrier, hydrogen has the potential to accelerate energy transformation in   various sectors including transport, and energy storage. Most importantly, hydrogen combustion does

17 November 2023

Draft law on public country-by-country reporting in parliament

Introduction In our previous newsflash regarding the public country-by-country reporting (PCbCR) directive, we informed you that EU member states must introduce the directive in their domestic legislation by 22 June 2023 at the latest.  Belgian PCbCR draft law On 10 November 2023, the Belgian draft law was finally published. As per the draft text, companies

14 November 2023

Significant changes expected to the Belgian investment deduction regime

As previously announced (see also our newsflash of 10 October 2023), the Belgian Federal Government reached an agreement on the federal budget in the first half of October 2023. One of the important tax measures resulting from this budget agreement relates to specific changes to the Belgian investment deduction regime, a measure to support the

13 November 2023

Tax Bites Podcast – Future-proofing your statutory reporting function (Part 4)

Future-proofing your statutory reporting function: downstream impact on tax technology including Pillar 2 In this episode of our mini-series, the discussion delves into the concept of tax ledgers within ERP systems. Hosted by Pieter Deré, experts Jorgen Broothaers, Oualid Madrane, and Bert Vergote explore the reasons for considering tax ledgers, their benefits, and their relevance in