News articles written by Jonas Van de Gucht

Belgian transfer pricing audits: new wave initiated – Update

27 March 2020

Our newsflash of 25 March 2020 informed you about the upcoming new wave of transfer pricing audits and the requests for information that were sent out. In the meantime, and in particular in light of the Covid-19 pandemie, we were informed that the BTA  has suspended the sending out of the requests for information. For

Belgian transfer pricing audits: new wave initiated

25 March 2020

Last week, the Belgian tax authorities have initiated a new wave of transfer pricing audits. Multiple taxpayers have already received or will receive in the next few days an in-depth questionnaire that focuses on their transfer pricing arrangements. The request for information on intercompany transactions and activities of the Belgian company or branch is the

Long awaited Transfer Pricing Circular published

26 February 2020

On 25 February 2020, the Belgian tax administration published Circular Letter 2020/C/35 on the 2017 version of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations (2017 OECD TPG). This practice note is available in Dutch and French. The circular is the final version of a draft circular letter originally published by the

Time to act as OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework moves forward on new tax rules

14 February 2020

On the 31st of January 2020, after a two-day meeting held on 29 – 30 January, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS issued a statement that updates the state-of-play regarding the work on tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy, and sets forth a revised work program on the Two-Pillar Approach. In this

2017 edition of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations

10 July 2017

On 10 July 2017, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that it released the 2017 edition of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations (OECD TPG). The 2017 edition is a consolidated version of the various changes resulting from the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. In this respect, in particular the following

EU Parliament adopts resolution on public CbCR

6 July 2017

In the fight to crack down on corporate tax avoidance, the European Parliament has voted in plenary that multinational companies should disclose tax information in each country they operate. Consequently, multinationals with a worldwide turnover of minimum EUR 750 million should publicly disclose how much tax they pay and where, including taxes paid outside the EU. Large firms

European Parliament Committees approve public Country-by-Country Reporting proposal

16 June 2017

Further to the work of the OECD in the framework of the BEPS project, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs and Legal Affairs (ECON/JURI) committee members adopted on Monday 12 June 2017 their joint report on the EU Commission’s draft public CbCR Directive (The consolidated committee report is not yet published, but should be