News articles written by Pieter Deré

EU Commission finds that Luxembourg gave State aid to GDF Suez (now Engie)

22 June 2018

On 20 June 2018 the European Commission (“EC”) issued a press release concerning its final decision in the State aid investigation into tax rulings granted by the Luxembourg tax authorities to GDF Suez group (now Engie) (“the Group”) in relation to the treatment of certain financing transactions. The EC considered that the Group received an

Mandatory disclosure rules for intermediaries (DAC6) – Formal adoption

25 May 2018

Today the Council has formally adopted Directive amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements – also known as DAC6. In brief, these rules require us to report to the (Belgian) tax authorities certain transactions, assistance or advice. The Directive includes a

European Commission proposes new rules on the taxation of the digital economy

22 March 2018

On 21 March 2018, the European Commission published its EU digital tax package on the taxation of the digital economy. The package contains among other things two new draft EU Directives for a comprehensive long-term solution (laying down rules relating to the corporate taxation of a “significant digital presence”) and a short term/interim solution to

EU finance ministers agree on mandatory disclosure for intermediaries (DAC6)

14 March 2018

On 13 March 2018, EU finance ministers reached agreement on transparency requirements for tax intermediaries. The proposal (so called DAC6) is the latest of a number of measures designed to prevent corporate tax avoidance. It will require intermediaries such as tax advisors, accountants and lawyers to report tax planning schemes that could be aggressive and