The Belgian tax authorities have recently announced their new focus areas for upcoming tax audits. The aim is to encourage individuals and companies to fulfil their tax obligations ‘spontaneously’ and in a ‘correct manner’. Taxpayers may expect questions from the tax authorities or a tax audit may be triggered in relation to their personal income tax
On 13 April 2017, a practice note has been published by the Belgian tax authorities with respect to stock options granted to a director/permanent representative of a management company. Unquoted stock options attributed to natural persons and accepted in writing within 60 days following the grant are taxable in Belgium in the hands of the
Due to a technical legislative mistake the Belgian Official Gazette published again on 8 February 2017 (it was also published on 26 January) the text regarding the Act imposing the ‘newcomers statement’ and the obligation to prove integration. The newcomers statement concerns the statement whereby the signer pledges to respect and comply with the values
Members of the four federal majority parties (N-VA, MR, CD&V and Open VLD) have introduced a new legislative initiative concerning the abolishment of eco vouchers and the replacement of this system by cash compensation equivalent to the value of eco vouchers. As an alternative way of payment, eco vouchers are paper or electronic vouchers that
The Belgian Federal Government has drafted a Royal Decree modifying the system of Overseas Social Security substantially. The changes will apply to the pension pillar, which constitutes the cornerstone of Overseas Social Security. The Royal Decree was scheduled to enter into force on 1 February 2017, but we were recently informed by the authorities that
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