The Large Enterprises Division of the Belgian tax administration (“LE Division”) announced the launch of a two-year pilot project on cooperative tax compliance (Cooperative Tax Compliance Program – “CTCP”). The program is aimed at transforming the traditional approach of ex-post tax investigations towards a system of proactive, real-time and constructive dialogue on the tax affairs of corporates.
We have already informed you about the intention of the government to introduce a national register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO). The Royal Decree on the operating procedures of the UBO register has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 14 August 2018. It refers to an entry into force on 31 October 2018
For recall, on 1 March 2018, the Constitutional Court annulled the Fairness Tax but decided to maintain its effects for the assessment years 2014 to 2018, except in case of redistributions of dividends (see our newsflash in this respect). On 3 September 2018, the Belgian tax administration released a Practice Note commenting the content and
The changing world of mobility In Belgium, cars are still the most frequently used means of transportation. Given the current tax and social security landscape, the company provided car is still a highly valued element in the reward scheme by many employees. Nonetheless, the landscape of the company car is changing with the upcoming new WLTP (Worldwide
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?
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
As mentioned in our previous newsflash of 19 July 2017, according to the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (2015/849), adopted by the European Parliament on 20 may 2015, one of the obligations of all EU Member States was to establish a national register of ultimate beneficial owners (UBO) before 26 June 2017. Through the introduction of this