First administrative comments on VAT on rent published!
The VAT administration published today the first commentary (Frequently Asked Questions) on the letting with VAT that came into force on 1 January 2019. For buildings that are under construction, already marketed and eligible for the optional VAT regime, it is essential to monitor the practical issues. The key points addressed in the FAQ’s are
Optional VAT rental – condition for VAT deduction
In a communication published on 9 January 2019, the administration laid down certain conditions concerning the deduction of VAT which could not be deducted before the entry into force of the law. In practical terms, this is the VAT due on the costs of architects, studies, demolition, stabilisation and construction incurred before the entry into
CJEU holds German RETT exemption for group restructurings not to be State aid in upstream merger case
On 19 December 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in the case of A-Brauerei (C-374/17). A brief overview of the judgment can be found via this PwC EUDTG Newsalert – 20 December 2018 (CJEU holds German RETT exemption_ for group restructurings not to be State aid in upstream merger_ case)
Foreign real estate funds eligible for Dutch FBI tax exemption
On 23 November 2018, the Lower Court in Breda, the Netherlands, decided that a German Open-Ended Public Fund (represented by PwC) was entitled to the FBI regime providing, among others, for a 0% Corporate Income Tax (CIT) rate on Dutch source real estate income. The Court also ruled that the portfolio investment test (one of
Option to apply VAT on rent: adopted!
The Belgian Parliament has approved last week the new law allowing to opt for VAT on professional rent. Two important dates: The new rules are applicable as from 1st January 2019 Option is possible if the construction of the building started as from 1st October The VAT administration will publish detailed comments, a.o. on the
Update: VAT and immovable rent – as from 1/1/19
The final draft Law has been submitted to the Chamber of representatives on 31 July 2018. With entry into force foreseen for 1 January 2019, it is time for action. Check out our update (in Dutch and French) below. Update: btw en onroerende verhuur – nieuw vanaf 1/1/19 Het wetsontwerp is op 31 juli
Update on pending changes to the German RETT regime for share deals
The heated debate on the tightening of the German RETT Act to expand the scope of this tax to include sales of less than 95% of the company’s share capital continued with a meeting of the Finance Ministers of the Federal States on 21 June 2018. Although no formal draft document is available yet, changes
Update: VAT and immovable rent
The key features of the draft law on the option to apply VAT on rent are becoming increasingly clear. Check out our update (in Dutch and French) below. Update: btw en onroerende verhuur De krijtlijnen van het ontwerp van wet inzake de optionele btw-heffing op professionele onroerende verhuur worden almaar duidelijker. Ingevolge het advies