News articles written by Nicolas de Limbourg

Benefits granted by foreign companies: Reporting and withholding tax obligation – Amended timetable

24 January 2019

In our headline of headline of 22 January 2019 we informed you about the fact that the parliamentary finance commission has approved the draft law introducing a reporting and wage withholding tax obligation in the hands of Belgian employer/companies, in case affiliated foreign companies grant taxable benefits to employees or company directors working for a Belgian company. Once

Benefits granted by foreign companies: Reporting and withholding tax obligation – Update

22 January 2019

Based on the current Belgian income tax legislation, there is no obligation to withhold, deduct and pay wage withholding taxes when benefits are granted by foreign (parent) companies to employees and/or company directors of Belgian (subsidiary) companies, provided the Belgian company does not intervene in the attribution of the benefits and provided no costs are re-charged

Benefit in kind – Private use of a company car: updated formula for 2019

3 January 2019

The new reference CO2 emission for calculating the taxable benefit in kind for the private use of a company car in the hands of company directors and employees has been published on 27 December 2018 (Royal Decree of 19 December 2018). For income year 2019, the following CO2 emission will be applied to the above

Company provided housing – benefit in kind – change in tax law

2 January 2019

When a company puts a house or an apartment at the disposal of one of its directors or employees, a taxable benefit in kind arises in the hands of the beneficiary. Discriminatory old rules During many years, the calculation of this benefit in kind depended on whether the housing was provided by an individual (100/60

Christmas gifts to contractors, how and what?

21 December 2018

In our newsletters of 27 November 2018 and 10 December 2018 we recalled the possibility for employer to present year-end gifts to employees with a maximum value of EUR 40 for the occasion of Saint-Nicholas, Christmas and New Year. Indeed, provided that certain conditions are met, these gifts can be free from social security contributions

Wage withholding taxes for French residents, effective from 1 January 2019

30 November 2018

A big change is coming for France. As from 1 January 2019, for French resident taxpayers, wage withholding tax (“prélèvement à la source” or PAS) will be applied on certain types of income (including employee’s remuneration). This measure, which was initially foreseen as of 1 January 2018 but postponed with one year, will impact many

Decision of the European Court of Justice: taxation of foreign employment income

15 November 2018

In 2017, the Belgian Court of First Instance of Liege referred a question to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for obtaining a preliminary ruling. It concerned the situation of a tax resident of Belgium, employed in a company established in Luxembourg. His position as a financial consultant resulted in the fact