On 26 July 2017, the Belgian federal government reached an agreement on an important corporate tax reform. The contemplated changes go far beyond corporate tax as they also have a direct impact on the taxation of financial products, hence on the FS industry in general. Wealth Management Belgian Tax on Savings Income (art. 19bis ITC)
On 26 July 2017, the federal government reached an agreement on an important tax, economic and social reform package. A significant gradual reduction in the corporate income tax rate to 25% in 2020 and fiscal consolidation are key components of the package. The agreement preserves the notional interest deduction. The tax reform is built around
Remark: The following announced measures will have to be formalised in draft legislation which should only be available as from September/October. Only then will full details be known. On 26 July 2017, the Federal government reached an agreement on an important corporate tax reform, significantly reducing the corporate tax rate. More details will follow below.
MiFID II – FSMA communication on preparation for the entry into force of the MiFID II directive (for the aspects relating to conduct of business rules)
Background This communication has been published in the context of the new legal framework arising from the Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU, and which will enter into force in January 2018. What’s new? The
Taxation of French-sourced dividends: foreign tax credit available according to the Belgian Supreme Court
On 16 June 2017, the Belgian Supreme Court has reversed the current case law related to the granting of a foreign tax credit in Belgium with respect to foreign-sourced dividends received by Belgian private investors. The case concerned French-sourced dividends which, today, are normally taxed at a rate of 15% in France before being taxed
Article 228, §3 BITC has been amended by the Act of 18 December 2016. The amendments brought retroactively enter into force on 1 July 2016. These changes are commented in the practice note of 30 June 2017. In a previous newsflash, we summarised the main changes brought by the recent legislative change. The practice note