Belgium fine-tunes the tax framework for ELTIFs
On 15 July 2022, the tax framework for ELTIFs has been completed with the necessary exemptions of Belgian withholding tax (WHT). As a recall, the law of 21 January 2022 on various tax provisions provides a tax framework for European long-term investment funds according to three principles: Corporate tax neutrality of the investment company Avoidance
Tax Bites Podcast: One year after the publication of the Fit For 55 Package – Where do we stand?
One year after the publication of the Fit For 55 Package – Where do we stand? On 14 July 2021 the European Commission published its ambitious Fit For 55 Package. Tune in if you want to know where we stand today regarding the tax measures included in the Fit For 55 Package and how the
EU Green Deal update – Agreement by the European Parliament on the key Fit for 55 proposals and common position on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
On Wednesday, June 22, the European Parliament adopted some key elements of the Fit for 55 Package, namely the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the Social Climate Fund. One day before, the European Parliament and the Council also reached a provisional agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.
Modification to ELTIF Regulation: Trilogues are ready to start
On 25 May 2022, the Council reviewed and validated the Commission’s proposal amending Regulation (EU) 2015/760 on European long-term investment funds (ELTIF), following which the Economic and Monetary Committee of the EU parliament adopted its own position on the proposal on 20 June 2022. See our previous Newsflash for more information and background. Priorities In
The Luxembourg Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) – Updated
Luxembourg RAIFs are increasingly used in order to provide debt funding for acquisitions. Until recently it was uncertain how interest paid by a Belgian company to a RAIF is to be treated from a Belgian withholding tax perspective. Two recent decisions of the Belgian Supreme Court provide more clarity. The RAIF Regime In 2016, Luxembourg
Tax Bites podcast: EU commission proposal to tackle the debt-equity bias in taxation (DEBRA)
In this week’s podcast, our speakers discuss the content of the proposal and assess which businesses will be impacted. They’ll explain the allowance on equity and interest limitation, linking this to other pending EU proposals. About the speakers: David Ledure, PwC Belgium Partner and leader of the global PwC Financial Transactions network Jean-Philippe Van West,
VAT fixed establishment – Positive decision of the ECJ in the “Berlin Chemie” case
The issue with parent-subsidiary VAT fixed establishment The concept of VAT fixed establishment has recently been the source of litigation in several Member States. In those cases, tax authorities argue that a subsidiary is the VAT fixed establishment of its parent company. In Belgium, we have seen this growing trend whereby the Belgian VAT authorities
Update: Extension till 16 May 2022 granted for the filing of the Summary statement 325.48 by qualifying Digital platform operators
In previous alerts we informed you that in anticipation of DAC7 specific reporting obligations apply in Belgium for digital platform operators since 2021. Under these rules, qualifying digital platform operators have to inform service providers active on the platform on their fiscal and social obligations. In addition, they have to send annually to these service