News articles written by Tim Pieters

The due date for both the Belgian corporate income tax return and the local form for assessment year 2018 is approaching: are you in control?

22 August 2018

Corporate income tax return Belgian companies (and non-resident companies) have the yearly obligation to file a Belgian corporate income tax return within the statutory deadline. Filing a complete, timely and well-documented tax return is not only important to avoid penalties for not applying the correct tax treatment on a wide variety of expenses (and to

Local File for assessment year 2018 – Don’t wait until the due date is near!

23 April 2018

In line with the three-tier documentation approach as provided under the OECD’s BEPS Action Point 13, Belgium has enacted specific transfer pricing (TP) documentation requirements into its tax law. This alert focuses on the Local File, which specifically requires reporting on intercompany transactions. Given the complexity of the matter, we recommend not waiting until the

Final call for tax prepayments for assessment year 2018!

7 December 2017

Companies with a year-end closing on 31 December 2017 can still make an advance tax payment for the fourth quarter of the year before 20 December 2017 to avoid a tax surcharge. For assessment year 2018, a global surcharge of 2,25% will be applied to the total amount of tax due (minus certain tax credits –

Update on payments to tax havens – Circular Letter published

7 April 2017

On 22 March 2017, a circular letter has been published with respect to the extended scope of the reporting obligation of payments to tax havens as included in the Program Act of 1 July 2016. Belgian tax legislation (article 307 BITC 92) foresees in a reporting obligation for (in)direct payments made to tax havens(in case these