News articles written by Jean-Philippe Van West

Belgian government agrees on federal budget: an overview of what you should know

12 October 2022

After intense negotiations, the Belgian government reached an agreement on the Belgian federal budget. Addressing the ongoing energy crisis, limiting the budgetary deficit and stimulating employment are some of the key topics that have shaped the agreement.  It also contains several important tax measures an overview below:    Temporary Belgian minimum tax: as a result of

EU Green Deal update – Agreement by the European Parliament on the key Fit for 55 proposals and common position on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

27 June 2022

On Wednesday, June 22, the European Parliament adopted some key elements of the Fit for 55 Package, namely the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the Social Climate Fund. One day before, the European Parliament and the Council also reached a provisional agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive. 

The EU is accelerating the green transition: REPowerEU and ETS/CBAM update

25 May 2022

Last week was an important week for the EU’s Green Deal ambitions. On Tuesday 17 May the European Parliament ENVI Committee adopted updated proposals on CBAM and the ETS reform. And the following day the European Commission presented its REPowerEU plan. What is the REPowerEU Plan and why should you care? The aim of the

Belgian Tax authorities publish FAQs on reporting obligations for digital platform operators

21 January 2022

The Belgian Tax Authorities recently published Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) clarifying the reporting obligations for digital platform operators. A key takeaway is the upcoming due date for the first filings and their format. There are two important deadlines. First, by the end of February, in scope digital platform operators must inform service providers active on

December 20 OECD/G20 Pillar 2 GloBE Model rules

20 December 2021

A ten minutes tour of: The introduction of a global minimum taxation of 15% Some salient new points, such as inclusion of deferred taxes to calculate jurisdictional ETR The importance of modeling to understand the impact The ambitious timeline for implementation  Earlier today, the OECD published the long awaited Global Anti-Base Erosion Model Rules (Pillar