PwC’s Pillar Two Country Tracker
PwC has recently launched the Pillar Two Country Tracker, a tool designed to track the status of the implementation of Pillar Two around the globe. Specifically, Pillar Two focuses on the introduction of a global minimum Effective Tax Rate (ETR) applicable to multinational groups with consolidated revenue of over €750 million. Such groups will be
Belgium agrees on core principles for implementation of the Global Minimum Tax (GloBE/Pillar 2) for MNE’s and some additional tax measures
The Belgian government reached an agreement on the Federal budget. After long discussions within the government, a number of measures have been decided that will reduce expenditures and measures that will increase revenue. One of the key elements in the budget decision was the decision on the core principles of the introduction of Pillar 2
The Belgian Minister of Finance proposes long awaited tax reform.
Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem launched his proposal for a first phase in the Belgian tax reform. This proposal was already announced several months ago and is now being put formally on the table. What we are looking at today is still a proposal that will now go into the legislative process. The aim is
Is your company ready for the digitalization of the Belgian (tax) authorities?
The world is becoming more and more digital and also the Belgian (tax) authorities are catching up in this field. MyMinfin, e-Box, MyTax, WSE loket are only some of the digital applications currently being launched by the (tax) authorities in Belgium. Not only communications and documents are being digitized, also certain filings can no longer
New circular letter published on 30% EBITDA rule
On 12 January 2023 a new circular letter (2023/C/8) was published regarding the 30% EBITDA regulation (Dutch/French version). Over the past few years, the Belgian tax authorities have periodically published guidance on the interpretation of the 30% EBITDA rule. The new circular letter is intended to summarize the guidance that is currently available to provide
Tax Bites Podcast: Incentives
On the foot of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European energy landscape is facing unprecedented challenges. The response, on the part of the European Union and its member states, is to accelerate the energy transition. Although decarbonisation of our energy systems was always on the agenda in recent years, the current crisis accentuates the need
Tax Bites Podcast: Discussion draft on Pillar One – Amount B published
On Thursday, 8 December 2022, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework published another discussion draft in the two-pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy. The document outlines the main design elements of Amount B, a part of the two-pillar approach that until now was relatively undefined. During this episode of
One step closer to finalising the CBAM and the EU ETS revision
Last week, the European Parliament (EP) and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on 13 December, and later on 17 December on the revision of the EU Emission Trading System (ETS). These agreements represent an important milestone in the extension of the EU carbon market and the implementation