On June 11, 2014, the European Commission opened a formal State Aid investigation procedure into the transfer pricing arrangements and corporate taxation of certain companies in Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. See this link for more information. Wider inquiry into tax rulings In parallel to these three formal investigations, the Commission will continue its wider inquiry
Real Estate – VAT : Administration denounces artificial split of transactions in important renovation projects – application of 6% reduced VAT rate and more at stake !
For years, certain promotors have been marketing reconstruction or heavy renovation projects at a 6% reduced VAT rate. With its decision of 13 May 2014, VAT administration now clearly denounces legal constructions that have been devised with the [sole] purpose of attaining a reduced VAT rate and which consist in the artificial split of a
The Belgian tax authorities have recently issued a practice note with regard to the Belgian notional interest deduction (‘NID’) and the possibility for the taxpayer to file a tax claim or request an ex officio tax relief. Companies subject to Belgian (non-resident) corporate income tax may deduct a notional interest reflecting the economic cost of
On 28 May 2014 the law of 8 May 2014, modifying the Belgian income tax code of 1992 following the 6th State Reform (Act of 6 January 2014) was published in the Official Gazette. Rules applicable until tax year 2014 (income year 2013 included) Foreign executives temporarily working in Belgium for whom the special tax