News articles written by Christiaan Moeskops

Shareholders’ say on pay – Prepare your next general meeting – Last call

24 February 2021

In our newsflash dated 6 May 2020, we informed you about the extended say on pay of shareholders introduced by the Revised Shareholders’ Rights Directive (SRD II) and implemented into Belgian law for Belgian quoted companies. Remuneration report: extended transparency on individual pay disclosure & pay ratio Shareholders have their word to say on the

R&D wage withholding tax incentive – Mind the (expanded) formalism and prepare yourself!

22 January 2021

Just like last year (see our earlier newsflash), the Belgian tax authorities have been issuing extensive and numerous tax audits with respect to the application of the wage withholding tax exemption for Research and Development. Please find hereafter some important key takeaways. Mind the formalism and be prepared to substantiate the incentive claimed! Mind the (expanded) formalism

Circular letter published on consumption cheques

26 October 2020

As mentioned in our newsflash of 9 june 2020, the federal government has agreed that employers will be able to grant consumption cheques to their employees to support the sectors most affected by the corona crisis. On 22 October, the Belgian Tax Authorities have published an administrative guideline clarifying some practicalities for employers to offer

Wage withholding tax incentives: COVID-19 measures and extension of 2019 deadline

1 September 2020

Various tax support measures were developed to support entrepreneurs and employees during the COVID-19 crisis. This news flash provides an overview of the most recent measures with an impact on the wage withholding taxes, combined with more news on the extension of the deadline for 2019 wage withholding tax corrections. Royal decree published regarding temporary

Company cars: the list of false hybrids has been updated

5 June 2020

Over the past few years, the taxation of cars has been linked more and more to their ecological footprint, and more specifically, their CO2-emission. The taxable benefit in kind, the deductibility rate, registration taxes, … all of these depend on the CO2-emission of the car. Especially for the so-called ‘fake hybrides’, there has been quite

Update – Fast Track Ruling – Homeworking (Expense Allowance)

2 June 2020

We refer to our newsflash of 19 March on the implementation of the Fast Track Ruling (Fast Track Ruling – Homeworking, Expense Allowance). On 29 May, the Rulings Office (Dienst Voorafgaande Beslissingen in Fiscale Zaken/Services des Décisions anticipées en Matières Fiscales) published on its website a new COVID-19 application model document that has been slightly adjusted