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25 January 2022

Newsflash – Changes to the Belgian expat tax regime – Circular 2022/C/9

Until 31 December 2021, if specific conditions were met, the Belgian special tax regime for executives, researchers and other specialised staff could become applicable to the employment situation of foreign nationals working temporarily in Belgium. This regime was based on the Circular from 8 August 1983.  In our previous newsflashes of 15 October 2021, 3

25 January 2022

New incentive opportunities for circular economy in the manufacturing industry in Flanders

The Flemish Government is fully committed towards a circular economy. This commitment is reflected in the Flemish Resilience Recovery Plan and supports the ambition to reduce the material footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in line with the broader European goals. In this regard, the Flemish Government just launched two new incentive programmes: ‘circular

21 January 2022

Belgian Tax authorities publish FAQs on reporting obligations for digital platform operators

The Belgian Tax Authorities recently published Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) clarifying the reporting obligations for digital platform operators. A key takeaway is the upcoming due date for the first filings and their format. There are two important deadlines. First, by the end of February, in scope digital platform operators must inform service providers active on

21 January 2022

Payments to tax havens : new circular letter published

Belgian tax law foresees a reporting obligation for (in)direct payments made to tax havens (in case the total amount of these payments is minimum EUR 100,000 in the taxable period concerned). In this context, we also refer to our newsflash published on 1 July 2021. On 20 December 2021, a circular letter has been published

20 January 2022

Everything you need to know about the new special tax regime in Belgium

We refer to our previous newsflash of 6 January 2022 in which we informed you that the new Belgian expat regime has been voted on 23 December 2021 and published on 31 December 2021 in the Official Gazette with entrance into force as of 1 January 2022. We welcome you to our web-based platform which

14 January 2022

A great jumpstart to 2022: Belgium adopts a new tax framework for ELTIFs

Before Christmas, there was good news on the tax and economic front: a draft law on various tax provisions proposing to extend the tax regime of Belgian regulated investment funds to “European long-term investment funds” (ELTIFs) was presented to parliament.  The draft law was adopted yesterday, meaning that Belgium’s now well-equipped with the appropriate investment

6 January 2022

New expat regime in Belgium – VOTED

We refer to our previous newsflash of 22 December 2021 in which we informed you that the draft legislation regarding the changes to the Belgian expat regime was planned to be voted on in the plenary session of the Chamber at the end of December 2021. Hereby, we would like to inform you that the