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Rebuild sustainable european economies post-covid: European Long-Term Investment Funds v.2 in the making
On 25 November, the European Commission published a proposal amending Regulation (EU) 2015/760 on European long-term investment funds (ELTIF). It is published together with a series of documents, including an Impact Assessment Report. Context of the proposal The ELTIF regulatory framework was adopted in 2015 and created a new investment fund vehicle intended to facilitate
As mentioned in our Newsflash of 18th March 2021, following the decision of the European Court of Justice, the Belgian tax authorities have sent a questionnaire to many taxpayers, in order to gather specific information which will allow them to attribute a value/cadastral income to foreign properties. In case the properties abroad were owned before 1 January
Lokale besturen worden geconfronteerd met heel wat uitdagingen op het vlak van ICT en digitalisatie. Enerzijds worden de verwachtingen van de burger in termen van een wendbare, efficiënte en digitale overheid alsmaar groter. Daarbij komt nog de druk op de budgetten. Anderzijds biedt digitalisatie – naast andere technologieën – tal van kansen en mogelijkheden. Deze
Time to verify your night – and shift labour: check your shift premium and the calculation of the ⅓ norm!
Strict case law regarding the shift premium and more strict FAQ regarding ⅓ norm urges for action Night – and shift labour incentive Companies with employees performing shift or night work can receive a partial exemption from the payment of wage withholding taxes. The ‘discount’ is quite substantial: as an employer you can save up
Introduction On 11 November 2021, the European Parliament adopted the Directive on public country-by-country reporting (PCbCR). The adoption of this directive concludes the procedure (see earlier newsflash) on the introduction of specific European transparency rules and requires certain European or non-European multinational groups or standalone undertakings to publicly disclose certain financial data. Content of the
As indicated in our newsflash of 16 September 2021, it was agreed in the government declaration to adapt the tax and social legislation around mobility to stimulate the green agenda. On 19 october amendments were made to the draft law, which were adopted by the Finance Commissions on 26 October and approved in the Plenary
In his policy note, the Belgian Minister of Finance, Mr Van Peteghem, confirmed the intention to gradually make electronic invoicing mandatory for businesses-to-business (B2B) transactions. The measure is aimed at reducing the Belgian VAT gap, which is the difference between the expected VAT revenues and the VAT revenues that are effectively collected. For the year
Tax Bites Podcast: How can taxpayer’s fundamental rights bring balance to the ever increasing powers of the tax authorities in the EU?
Tax transparency is the new normal. An ever increasing amount of EU legislation is passed under the banner of the fight against tax fraud. The scope of the legal instruments that allow for mutual assistance between tax authorities are constantly extended. This trend poses a huge challenge for businesses that are coping with tax officials