News articles written by Tom Wallyn

Innovation Income Deduction: FAQ published

1 August 2018

The Belgian Tax Authorities have published a long awaited list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with respect to the Innovation Income Deduction (IID). Under this regime, Belgian taxpayers can deduct 85% of qualifying net innovation income from their corporate income tax basis. The FAQs are available in Dutch and French. This publication is important as

Investment deduction percentages for assessment year 2019 published

2 May 2018

On 27 April 2018, the new percentages for investment deduction, applicable to assessment year 2019, were published in the Belgian Official Gazette. In order to apply the investment deduction, the taxpayer needs to comply with certain conditions and formalities. Here is a summary of the percentages for assessment year 2019: 1. One-shot investment deduction Private individuals:

Law on innovation income deduction: finally published

20 February 2017

Finally, the new innovation income deduction (IID) has entered into force. Today, on 20 February 2017, the law with respect the IID has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette. The patent income deduction regime (PID) has been replaced with the IID regime in order to make it BEPS compliant, i.e. avoiding that business profits

New innovation income deduction: almost there!

2 February 2017

On the last day of January 2017, the Finance Commission of the Chamber of Representatives adopted the draft law on innovation income deduction. This draft law should be adopted by the Chamber of Representatives during one of its plenary debates soon, which is scheduled for 2 February 2017. After that, the law can be published

New PID Regime: Innovation Income Deduction

7 December 2016

On 2 December 2016, the Council of Ministers approved the draft Bill on the new Innovation Income Deduction regime. This pre-draft law still has to be approved by Parliament, so the below is still subject to changes. In contrast to the previous Patent Income Deduction (PID) regime, the qualifying patent/innovation income will be calculated on

Draft law on the new Belgian Innovation Income Deduction

2 December 2016

Today, the Council of Ministers approved the new Belgian Innovation Income Deduction (IID) which will be BEPS-compliant and will replace the abolished Patent Income Deduction. The draft law is now subject to recommendations from the Council of State. The important takeaways of the IID are: The taxable result of a Belgian company or branch will