Today, the UK’s House of Commons voted on Mrs. May’s Brexit deal. As widely expected, the Brexit deal was voted down. Although it’s still unclear what’ll happen next, the voting down of the deal requires that Mrs. May come back to the House of Commons with an alternative motion by next Monday, opening a door
In our newsletters of 27 November 2018 and 10 December 2018 we recalled the possibility for employer to present year-end gifts to employees with a maximum value of EUR 40 for the occasion of Saint-Nicholas, Christmas and New Year. Indeed, provided that certain conditions are met, these gifts can be free from social security contributions
Recently, the CJEU decided on two important cases with respect to the VAT deduction on deal fees (see C-249/17 Rynair Ltd. And C-502/17 C&D Foods Acquisition) in a seemingly opposing manner. Ryanair case In the Ryanair case, deal fees were incurred in relation to a failed takeover of a competitor. Ryanair claimed input VAT deduction
The challenge As you may be well aware by now, as from 1 January 2019, e-invoicing becomes mandatory for transactions carried out between taxpayers resident or established for VAT purposes in Italy. This means that as from this date, your IT solution needs to exchange e-invoices in a specified XML format, bidirectionally through the government run Interchange System (so-called
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,