News articles written by Koen De Grave

Advance tax payments: Mind the significant increase of the surcharge

7 March 2024

A surcharge is due on the final amount of Belgian corporate income tax payable upon assessment in case a company doesn’t settle its Belgian corporate income taxes due by means of timely advance tax payments during the financial year concerned. Please be advised that the global surcharge will be increased to 9% for assessment year

Exposure Draft proposes disclosure requirements for Pillar 2

31 January 2023

In December 2022, the EU Directive on Pillar 2 was published, the OECD public consultation document on the GloBE Information Return was issued and in January 2023, an Exposure Draft was published by the IASB. As a result, the timeframe in which companies subject to Pillar 2 will need to take action has been accelerated

Tax loss carry-back system: administrative circular letter published

30 September 2020

On 22 September 2020, the Belgian tax authorities issued a circular letter (administrative guideline) in relation to the tax loss “carry-back” system. Previously, a Royal Decree was published on 1 September 2020 which further clarifies the formalities to be fulfilled in order to apply the loss “carry-back” system. In our newsflash of 2 July 2020,

Carry-back of losses: law published – listen to our podcast

2 July 2020

On 1 July 2020, the law on the temporary tax exemption of profits in anticipation of tax losses realized in the COVID-19 period (the so-called tax loss “carry-back” system) was published in the Belgian Official Gazette. The new law aims to strengthen the liquidity and solvency of companies that were in a sound condition but

Belgian corporate tax reform (substantively) enacted

4 January 2018

On 22 December 2017, the Belgian Parliament has approved the Belgian tax reform bill. This bill has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 29 December 2017 and was signed by the Belgian King on 25 December 2017. Consequently, the Belgian tax reform has been substantively enacted for IFRS (IAS 12) on 22 December 2017

Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments: IFRS

29 June 2017

The IASB recently issued a new Interpretation on Uncertain Tax Treatments (IFRIC 23). In short, it is the IFRS equivalent of the US GAAP Interpretation, ASC 740 (formerly FIN 48). IFRIC 23 was ratified in the IASB meeting on 16-17 May 2017, and issued on 7 June 2017. It will be effective for annual reporting

Brexit and IFRS Tax Accounting

6 April 2017

A little over nine months after British voters chose to withdraw from the EU, Britain took a decisive, and likely irreversible, step on Wednesday 29 March 2017 by giving formal notice of its intention to leave the EU. This notice will trigger the process of negotiating the UK’s exit, which is likely to last at