News articles written by Tim Pieters

Additional extension for the filing of corporate tax returns: 16 November 2020

13 October 2020

In the newsflash of July 2020, we informed you that the Minister of Finance decided to extend the initial filing due date for filing the corporate income tax returns of assessment year 2020 to 29 October 2020. All Belgian companies (and foreign entities having a Belgian establishment) could benefit from this extension. It has now

Corporate tax update: Recent circular letter, advance tax payments Q3 opportunity

21 September 2020

Considering the exceptional business environment various corporate income tax measures have been taken to sustain the liquidity and solvability position of both resident and non-resident corporate taxpayers. Advance tax payments A recent circular letter of 1 September 2020 confirmed the conditions and increased credit percentages for advance tax payments that can be made in the

Data automation and XML conversion for the social passive exemption

10 July 2020

The introduction of the unified employment status as from 1 January 2014 results generally in increased dismissal costs for employers. To support employers in dealing with these increased costs of dismissal, the legislator introduced the so-called ‘Exemption for social passive’. See one of our previous posts for more detail on the “corporate tax exemption for

Fee forms 281.50: the filing deadline of 29 June is approaching!

17 April 2020

Over the past few weeks, the Belgian government has taken many measures to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Even though many filing and payment delays have been announced, no communication has (currently) been made as regards the filing due date of the fee forms 281.50.  Consequently, as per today, fee forms 281.50 are

Update: Increased credit percentages for advance tax payments

6 April 2020

In our newsflash dated 10 March 2020, we have highlighted the main aspects of the Belgian advance tax payment scheme. Considering the current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the Belgian economy, it has been decided that the tax credit related to the advance tax payments to be made for the third and fourth quarters

COVID-19 update: Circular letter on exemption conditions for write-downs on trade receivables

24 March 2020

Aware of the significant impact of the pandemic on the economy, the Belgian tax authorities have very recently published an updated circular letter on the exemption conditions for write-downs on trade receivables (Circular 2020/C/45 dated 23 March 2020). In this circular letter, the tax authorities acknowledge the spread of the Covid-19 virus and the drastic

Advance tax payments and recently announced measures from the Belgian government

10 March 2020

Unless a company pays its Belgian corporate income taxes due by means of timely advance tax payments during the financial year concerned, a surcharge is due on the final amount of Belgian corporate income tax due upon assessment. If advance tax payments are made, credits – which can be offset against the surcharge – are