News articles written by Pieter Deré

DAC6 – EC’s feedback on the questions raised by Member States

31 October 2018

On 24 September 2018, EU Member States dedicated the entire meeting of the European Commission (EC)’s Working Party IV to seeking more clarity from the EC concerning the interpretation of Council Directive 2018/822/EU of 25 May 2018 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to

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