News articles written by Evi Geerts

Belgian Ratification of the MLI: a Game Changer in the International Tax Field

20 May 2019

On 6 May 2019, the legislative documents implementing the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (also known as the MLI) was finally approved by all 6 legislative authorities in Belgium. The Belgian law ratified the full application of the MLI and its Explanatory Note, the reservations and notifications made by

2019 implementation of Belgian 30% EBITDA rule approved

1 February 2019

On 31 January 2019, the Chamber approved the advancement of the implementation date of the new interest limitation rule (30% EBITDA rule). The law will become effective after it is signed by the King and published in the Official Gazette. Concretely, this means that the Belgian 30% EBITDA rule will enter into force retroactively as from

Last steps in the Belgian corporate tax reform taken before the summer recess

20 July 2018

Just before the holiday period, the Belgian Chamber adopted the final text of the corporate tax reform that was initiated last year. As expected, a new Act amends and supplements the Corporate Income Tax Reform Act and the Program Act, both published end of December 2017. Some of the very last changes introduce new anti-abuse

Webcast on 27 November: “How US Tax Reform impacts European Multinationals”

21 November 2017

As you may be aware, the Senate Finance Committee on 16 November 2017 approved a Senate version of US tax reform legislation. The Finance Committee action comes after the House of Representatives on the same day voted to pass the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ (HR 1). These actions indicate Congress’s continued efforts to enact major