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
Today the Federal government has published a press release regarding the agreement on the concrete implementation of the important corporate tax reform announced earlier in July 2017. The Act has been sent to the Council of State for advice and is expected to be voted by Parliament in the course of December 2017. The great achievement of this
The Belgian notional interest deduction (NID) rate for tax year 2019 (accounting years ending between 31 December 2018 and 30 December 2019, both dates included) would be 0,746%. For SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), the NID rate would be 1,246% for tax year 2019. According to article 205quater, §2 of the Belgian Income Tax Code
On 26 July 2017, the federal government reached an agreement on an important tax, economic and social reform package. A significant gradual reduction in the corporate income tax rate to 25% in 2020 and fiscal consolidation are key components of the package. The agreement preserves the notional interest deduction. The tax reform is built around
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 (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
The IASB recently issued a new Interpretation on Uncertain Tax Treatments (IFRIC 23). In short, it is the IFRS equivalent of the US GAAP Interpretation, ASC 740 (formerly FIN 48). IFRIC 23 was ratified in the IASB meeting on 16-17 May 2017, and issued on 7 June 2017. It will be effective for annual reporting
Since the Act of 13 April 1995, the judicial dissolution (i.e. court-ordered winding-up) already existed for non-active (so-called “dormant”) companies. They could be wound up at the request of the public prosecutor or any interested party if they failed to file their annual accounts for three consecutive financial years. A new Bill of law*, which