In our newsflash of 28 August 2020 we announced the extension of the mutual agreement between Belgium and Luxembourg, which includes a “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to COVID-19 (travel) restrictions.
In our newsflash of 28 August 2020 we announced the extension of the mutual agreement between Belgium and the Netherlands, which includes a “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to COVID-19 (travel) restrictions. The number of officially registered COVID-19 infections in Europe is still significant. Home working has become the new normal and
We refer to our newsflash of 1 September 2020 in which we announced the extension until 31 December 2020 of the mutual agreement between Belgium and France, which includes a “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to COVID-19 (travel) restrictions. Currently, most European countries (including Belgium and France) are trying to overcome “the
On 12 November 2020 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) imposed a lump-sum fine of EUR 2 million and a daily penalty of EUR 7.500 for each day that the Belgian tax authorities continue to maintain a difference in tax treatment for rental income depending on whether the property is located in Belgium or abroad.
As stated in our newsflash of 23 August 2019, Belgians with the American nationality risk losing their Belgian bank accounts because of the strict application of the U.S. FATCA-legislation. In reply to a recent parliamentary question, the Minister of Finance provided further input on this matter going forward. Accidental Americans In application of the Foreign
On 26 February 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgments in the so-called “Danish cases”. The underlying question of these cases was whether dividend and interest payments could be exempt from withholding tax under the EU Parent Subsidiary and Interest & Royalty Directives, when the payments were made from
Commission refers Belgium to the European Court of Justice: deduction of alimony payments for non-residents
As stated in a press release on 30 October 2020, the European Commission decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding its legislation on the deductibility of alimony payments from the taxable income of non-resident taxpayers. According to current Belgian legislation, alimony payments cannot be deducted from the taxable
Expatriate tax regime: educational expenses can be reimbursed tax-free as from the age of 5 (3rd kindergarten)
The compulsory school age throughout Belgium has been lowered from 6 years to 5. As from September 2020, all children that reach the age of 5 are considered of school age. This can also have an impact for companies employing foreigners under the special tax regime for foreign executives and specialists in Belgium. Costs proper