On 11 April 2019, the new percentages for the investment deduction, applicable for assessment year 2020 (financial years ending between 31 December 2019 and 30 December 2020, both dates inclusive), were published in the Belgian Official Gazette. In order to apply for the investment deduction, the taxpayer needs to comply with certain conditions and formalities.
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
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:
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
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
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
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
As from 1 July 2016, the existing Belgian patent income deduction (‘PID’) regime has been abolished (Official Gazette of 11 August 2016, 2nd ed.). Indeed, in line with the so-called ‘modified’ nexus approach, the current patent box regime had to be replaced with a BEPS (in particular Action Point 5 of the OECD BEPS Action