Proposal of 27 March 2019 introducing provisions on the basic banking service for companies in Book VII of the Economic Law Code
On 27 March 2019, a proposal of law was submitted in the Belgian Parliament aiming to introduce the basic banking service for companies. Similar provisions on the basic banking service already exist, but they only apply to consumers. The new provisions will be inserted in Book VII of the Economic Law Code. In practice, companies
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.
On 28 April 2017, the Belgian Council of State annulled the nomination of the French-speaking Board members of the Ruling Office, due to a complaint by a previous Board member. As a result of the judgement, the Ruling Office will not be able to take any formal decisions before the Board members have been replaced.
The Belgian tax administration has just published a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the webpage dedicated to the Belgian Tax on Stock Exchange Transactions (French / Dutch). This publication is quite important as it not only covers issues connected to the recent extension of the scope of the tax but also clarifies some ‘pre-existing’
When the Delegated Acts were implemented, the EC expressed its intention to review specific items of the Solvency II standard formula before December 2018. In this context, in a call for advice in July 2016, EIOPA has been requested to provide technical advice by 31 October 2017 (partial advice can be submitted earlier). More specifically, in
The Belgian Official Gazette of today comprises the official tax return and refund forms to be used by credit institutions in the framework of the new bank tax. As a recall, with respect to fiscal year 2016, the new bank tax was due to be paid (and, in principle, declared) by 15 November 2016. The Royal
Publication of Royal Decree dated 9 November 2016 on Belgian specialised real estate investment funds
PwC is pleased to inform you that the Royal Decree dated 9 November 2016 on Belgian specialised real estate investment funds (better known as “fonds d’investissement immobilier spécialisé” or FIIS / “gespecialiseerd vastgoedbeleggingsfonds” or GVBF) has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette of today, 18 November 2016. As you know, this new investment vehicle
The Belgian Act of 3 August 2016 implemented a “new yearly tax on credit institutions replacing the existing yearly taxes, the limitations to the corporate income tax deductions and the financial stability contribution” under articles 201(10) and following of the Belgian Code of Various Duties and Taxes (below referred to as the “New Bank Tax”).