New VAT rules on so called “paid-for-vouchers” will become applicable as from 1 January 2019 in the EU!
On 26 June 2016 an European VAT Directive (EU 2016/1065) was approved to adjust the VAT rules on “paid-for” vouchers which can be redeemed for goods and/or services. This Directive must be implemented in the Belgian VAT legislation as from 1 January 2019, and is applicable to “paid-for” vouchers issued after 31 December 2018. Vouchers remain an
The holding company C&D Foods Acquisition, part of the Arovit group, incurred deal fees in relation to an envisaged but not realised sale of all shares of its sub-subsidiary. C&D Foods acquisition provided taxable services to its sub-subsidiary and claimed input VAT deduction on the costs incurred. The CJEU referred to the Becker case (C-104/12,
Ryanair incurred considerable deal fees in relation to an envisaged takeover of a competitor. The takeover failed. Ryanair claimed input VAT deduction on the professional costs incurred based on its intention to perform taxable transactions with input VAT credit. In relation to deal fees, generally, input VAT deduction is allowed if management services against consideration
The Belgian Parliament has approved last week the new law allowing to opt for VAT on professional rent. Two important dates: The new rules are applicable as from 1st January 2019 Option is possible if the construction of the building started as from 1st October The VAT administration will publish detailed comments, a.o. on the
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.
UK Government publishes technical note on trade impact of a “no deal” scenario Although still confident that a deal will be reached, the UK government published last week several (on 80 expected) technical notes for a “no deal” scenario, of which one deals with the trade impact under a “no deal” scenario. Read the