News articles written by Pieter Deré

Belgian government announces measures to transition Belgian economy post-covid

13 October 2021

Yesterday, the Belgian Government reached an agreement on the Belgian budget. The budget agreement combines a number of measures to transition the Belgian economy after Covid in an environmentally balanced manner. Some points will need further agreement with the social partners, and some measures are taken explicitly in view of the recent surge of energy

Political agreement on fundamental overhaul of the international tax system

11 October 2021

On 8 October 2021, the Inclusive Framework (IF) announced a further agreement backed by 136 (out of 140) members of the Inclusive Framework on the two-pillar approach. In the last few days, a number of countries that initially opposed the reform are now also signing up for it (e.g. Hungary, Ireland and Estonia). With this,

Tax Bites Podcast: Recovering from COVID-19 – can tax play a role?

23 September 2021

In this episode, Nancy De Beule, Florian Jacobfeuerborn and Jurgen Coessens explore how tax can play a role in the economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. These M&A  experts use their experience in the Belgian market to explore the risks and pitfalls in relation to taxation and post-COVID recovery. They share valuable insights, relevant beyond Belgium,

Tax Bites Podcast: The Fit for 55 package: (R)evolution in Green Taxation!

14 July 2021

The increased importance of green taxation cannot be overstated. On 14 July, the European Commission published its ambitious Fit for 55 package. This package fits into the broader initiative of reforming the EU tax landscape, announced by the Commission in May of this year.  Join our podcast for an overview of the most relevant tax

Tax Bites Podcast: Global minimum taxation – US vs. EU what to expect?

12 July 2021

Global minimum taxation has been front page news since an agreement was reached by the G7 recently. It sounds simple as a concept, but different views and approaches around the world make it far from easy to navigate. In this podcast we’ll discuss the expectations of a global minimum tax in the EU and the

Tax Bites Podcast – What does a future-proof tax reporting function look like?

7 July 2021

What does a future-proof tax reporting function look like?   There are many things to consider for the tax reporting process and all deliverables linked to it. With automation on everyone’s lips, what trends do we see and how are companies dealing with increasing complexities when operating at international level? What tools are out there

OECD Inclusive Framework agrees on two-pillar Approach for International Tax Framework

4 July 2021

On 1 July 2021, the Inclusive Framework (IF) announced an agreement backed by 130 (out of 139) members of the Inclusive Framework on the two-pillar approach. This approach redesigns the international tax framework. Here’s a summary of the main points of the agreement: Pillar one Pillar One is intended to re-allocate the taxing rights of