The European Commission issued further guidance earlier this week on a no-deal Brexit. Although the European Commission sees an increase in the EORI registrations as well as in the AEO certifications, it strongly encourage the stakeholders to prepare for a no-deal and to take advantage of the extension till 31 October 2019. The European Commission
Brexit update – Mrs. May took on the first Brexit Battle and lost. Who is next and what does this mean for business?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May formally quits as leader of the Conservative Party today. On 24 May 2019, Theresa May announced that she would resign as the Conservative Party leader today, on June 7. In her emotional speech, Mrs. May acknowledged that she had failed after her Brexit deal – the Draft Withdrawal Agreement with
One step closer to a no-deal Brexit? After three failed attempts to convince the members of parliament (MP’s) to support her EU withdrawal agreement, Mrs May has announced today that she will step down as prime minister of the UK. Only this Tuesday, Mrs May gave a speech in which she unveiled a 10-point plan
Reduced VAT rates for online newspapers, magazines and e-books have been approved in last session of the Federal Parliament
As from 1 April 2019 reduced VAT rates for online newspapers, magazines and e-books are applicable in Belgium. The EU Council has agreed in October 2018 on a VAT Directive to allow the EU Member States to apply a reduced (or even 0%) VAT rate to electronic publications, in order to modernise VAT for the digital economy
Last week the EU Court of Justice handed down a very interesting judgment regarding sale-and -leaseback transactions. The judgment radically impacts the way such and similar transactions are currently treated from a VAT perspective in Belgium. Mydibel is a regular tax payer and the owner of several buildings in Belgium. Mydibel fully recovered the VAT paid
The VAT administration published today the first commentary (Frequently Asked Questions) on the letting with VAT that came into force on 1 January 2019. For buildings that are under construction, already marketed and eligible for the optional VAT regime, it is essential to monitor the practical issues. The key points addressed in the FAQ’s are