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17 May 2023

Proposal published for a European Union Customs Reform: A new central EU Customs authority with a data-driven vision for a simpler, smarter and safer Customs Union

Today, 17 May 2023, the European Commission published its long awaited proposals for a complete overhaul of the European Union customs environment. As they write in their press release, it is the most ambitious and comprehensive reform of the EU Customs Union since its establishment in 1968. With these proposals the European Commission would like

16 May 2023

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – It’s official!

Today, the CBAM (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This means that there is no going back and that the regulation will enter into force as of tomorrow, 17 May 2023 and that it shall apply as from 1 October 2023. Read more on CBAM in our

9 May 2023

Filed your transfer pricing documentation in due time?

The Belgian Tax Administration (BTA) continues to send out letters to eligible taxpayers for missing/late filing of the mandatory transfer pricing documentation, as the case may be: The country-by-country report (art. 321/2 BITC), The country-by-country report notification (art. 321/3 BITC) The master file (art 321/4 BITC), The local file (art 321/5 BITC). For the first

3 May 2023

R&D Wage withholding tax exemption – Strict interpretation of start dates confirmed in case law leading to altered interpretation of fiscal authorities

The tax audits with respect to the application of the partial withholding tax exemption for research and development with respect to income year 2021 are ongoing. With recent case law on the subject, two critical elements should be considered during these types of audit. Upfront notification with Belspo Recent case law of the Belgian Court

21 April 2023

PwC’s Pillar Two Country Tracker

PwC has recently launched the Pillar Two Country Tracker, a tool designed to track the status of the implementation of Pillar Two around the globe. Specifically, Pillar Two focuses on the introduction of a global minimum Effective Tax Rate (ETR) applicable to multinational groups with consolidated revenue of over €750 million. Such groups will be

12 April 2023

VAT & Digital Services: European Commission on NFTs and Implications from OnlyFans EUCJ Case

VAT Treatment of NFTs: The European Commission has published Working Paper 1060, offering initial insights into the VAT treatment of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).  The document aims to collect input from Member States to establish a consensus on NFTs’ VAT treatment. It emphasizes the complexity of NFTs, highlighting the following points: NFT VAT treatment necessitates case-by-case

11 April 2023

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