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
Recently, an agreement was reached by the federal government regarding the introduction of a mobility budget, as an alternative for company cars. As of 1 January 2018 it would become possible for employees (who already use a company car) to exchange their current company car for a cash compensation, provided that both parties (employer and
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 (see our newsflash of 8 May 2017). As a result of the judgment, the Ruling Office was not able to take any formal decisions because
Employees using a privately-owned car for business purposes can now be reimbursed a lump-sum amount of EUR 0.3460 per kilometre. Costs that an employee incurs when using a privately-owned car for business purposes can be reimbursed by the employer free of income tax and exempt from social security contributions. Repayment can be made on a
Update – Final (?) practice note on the increase of the tax free amount for dependents when fully/partially working abroad
Referring to our headlines of 15 July 2014 and 23 October 2015, the Belgian tax authorities recently published a new practice note on the increase of the tax free amount for dependents after the Court of Appeal in Antwerp rejected the last practice note in 2015. This practice note updates again the position of the Belgian
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.