News articles written by Patrice Delacroix

Belgian Net Asset Tax and Withholding Tax: opportunities to reclaim for Luxembourg SICAV

5 February 2019

In a decision dated 29 November 2018, the Court of Appeal of Brussels concluded that the Double Tax Treaty concluded between Belgium and Luxembourg (hereinafter the ‘DTT’) prevents the application of the Belgian Net Asset Tax (hereinafter the ‘NAT’) to a Luxembourg SICAV. As it confirms that a Luxembourg SICAV falls within the personal scope

Withholding tax evasion and avoidance: new measures announced

2 October 2018

Last Friday, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft bill of law aimed at fighting several situations of Belgian WHT (Withholding Tax) evasion and avoidance. The purpose of the new rules is to tackle improper WHT exemptions or refunds and facilitate the recovery of WHT in such cases. In a nutshell In a communication

Annulment of the Fairness Tax by the Constitutional Court – Practice Note issued

4 September 2018

For recall, on 1 March 2018, the Constitutional Court annulled the Fairness Tax but decided to maintain its effects for the assessment years 2014 to 2018, except in case of redistributions of dividends (see our newsflash in this respect). On 3 September 2018, the Belgian tax administration released a Practice Note commenting the content and

Belgian Constitutional Court annuls fairness tax

2 March 2018

In its judgement of 1 March 2018, the Belgian Constitutional Court ruled that the fairness tax is unconstitutional. Hence, it annulled the fairness tax. This decision follows a series of actions on both the national and European level (for our previous coverage on this subject, click here). The annulment does not have a retro-active effect, except in