On 16 May 2020, after the first wave of supportive measures to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, the Council of Ministers adopted a draft law including new tax recovery measures. These provisions have as main aim to avoid a series of bankruptcies and to help companies to rebuild their liquidity and solvency positions.
In previous news flashes we already informed you about the implementation of the UBO register, the extension of the deadlines and the updates of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). In the updated version of the FAQ, published on 19 July 2019, the Belgian authorities stated that listed companies are exempted from registering their UBO’s if
On 22 March 2019, the Act modifying the specific corporate tax exemption for social passive was published: the exemption now needs to be spread over 5 years. Recap As a short recap, article 67quater Belgian Income Tax Code 1992 (introduced by the Act of 26 December 2013) allows Belgian companies and Belgian establishments to exempt
We already informed you about the introduction in Belgium of a register regarding the Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO’s) of legal entities. Initially, the information on the UBO’s needed to be registered by 30 November 2018. However, the deadline had been extended till 31 March 2019 by the Federal Public Service Finance (FPSF) taken into account
As already discussed in our previous newsflashes (20 August 2018 & 28 September 2018), a register regarding the Ultimate Beneficial Owners (‘UBO’s’) of legal entities was introduced in Belgium. In principle, the information on the UBO’s needed to be registered by 30 November 2018. However, an extension of the deadline till 31 March 2019 was
Today, the UK’s House of Commons voted on Mrs. May’s Brexit deal. As widely expected, the Brexit deal was voted down. Although it’s still unclear what’ll happen next, the voting down of the deal requires that Mrs. May come back to the House of Commons with an alternative motion by next Monday, opening a door
Today the Council has formally adopted Directive amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements – also known as DAC6. In brief, these rules require us to report to the (Belgian) tax authorities certain transactions, assistance or advice. The Directive includes a
On 22 December 2017, the Belgian Parliament has approved the Belgian tax reform bill. This bill has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 29 December 2017 and was signed by the Belgian King on 25 December 2017. Consequently, the Belgian tax reform has been substantively enacted for IFRS (IAS 12) on 22 December 2017