News articles written by Evi Geerts

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

Insights into the OECD final report on branch mismatch structures

1 September 2017

The OECD, on 27 July 2017, released its report, Neutralising the Effects of Branch Mismatch Arrangements Action 2 (see previous coverage). The report recommends domestic law changes to neutralise the effect of certain payments or deemed payments involving branches. These recommendations are not a minimum standard, but some countries may choose to adopt all or

Belgian Act on the exchange of tax rulings and country-by-country reports formally adopted

16 August 2017

On 11 August 2017, a Bill was published in the Belgian Official Gazette implementing into Belgian tax law several EU Directives (see previous coverage) regarding the automatic and compulsory exchange of information in the field of taxation. The Bill formally transposes (i) Directive 2015/2376/EU, the so-called DAC 3, and (ii) part of the Directive 2016/881/EU, the so-called DAC