Amendment of AIFM Law in view of the implementation of a new real estate investment vehicle, the FIIS
On 20 July 2016, the Parliament voted on Program Act II modifying amongst others the Belgian Act of 19 April 2014 on alternative investment funds and their managers (AIFM Law). These modifications were necessary to enable the adoption of a new royal decree implementing a new regime for real estate investment funds referred to as “Fonds
The referendum result on Brexit has not only led to economic and political uncertainty within the UK, but also on mainland Europe. The final impact of Brexit is yet unknown, but will certainly weigh down on our economy, business activity and financial markets. You may find the following PwC Brexit Monitor on the subject matter interesting.
VAT exemption for intra-Community supplies: Transport document can be replaced by destination document
In order to apply the VAT exemption for intra-Community supplies in Belgium (article 39bis of the Belgian VAT Code), Belgian VAT authorities require the supplier (amongst others) to obtain and keep a set of commercial documents that the goods have been transported from Belgium to another Member State. Suitable evidence includes contracts, purchase orders, transport
On 5 July 2016, the European Commission (“Commission”) presented a Communication putting forward the priorities in their work towards a fairer, more transparent and more effective taxation system, together with a proposal to amend the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (“AMLD”). By means of these initiatives, the Commission wants to address the remaining gaps in the
As of 3 July 2016, the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) has entered into force in Belgium and across Europe. It repeals and replaces the existing regime of the Market Abuse Directive and its implementing legislation. The Market Abuse Regulation The new Regulation aims to update and strengthen the existing rules on market integrity and
On 29 June 2016, the Belgian Parliament adopted the ‘programme law’ (introduced on 2 June 2016) that contains the introduction into Belgian tax law of specific transfer pricing documentation requirements (published in the Belgian Official Gazette of 4 July 2016). These requirements are based on Action 13 of the OECD /G20 BEPS Project. See our post