EU Green Deal update – Agreement by the European Parliament on the key Fit for 55 proposals and common position on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
On Wednesday, June 22, the European Parliament adopted some key elements of the Fit for 55 Package, namely the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the Social Climate Fund. One day before, the European Parliament and the Council also reached a provisional agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.
Last week was an important week for the EU’s Green Deal ambitions. On Tuesday 17 May the European Parliament ENVI Committee adopted updated proposals on CBAM and the ETS reform. And the following day the European Commission presented its REPowerEU plan. What is the REPowerEU Plan and why should you care? The aim of the
On May 23rd, 2022 the Belgian and German tax authorities organized a colloquium on the two-pillar approach. The colloquium was held in Brussels and was hosted by Mr Hans D’Hondt, Chairman of the Management Committee of the Belgian Federal Public Service Finance. The colloquium was opened by Mr D’Hondt and Mr Martin Kotthaus, Ambassador of
In this week’s podcast, our speakers discuss the content of the proposal and assess which businesses will be impacted. They’ll explain the allowance on equity and interest limitation, linking this to other pending EU proposals. About the speakers: David Ledure, PwC Belgium Partner and leader of the global PwC Financial Transactions network Jean-Philippe Van West,
Investigation period for direct taxes soon prolonged without distinction between an ordinary investigation and a fraud investigation?
A legislative proposal has been submitted to the Belgian Parliament with a view to harmonising the investigation and assessment periods for income tax and VAT. The proposal primarily looks to amend the legal provisions relating to the investigation period for direct tax matters. Currently, the normal investigation period for income tax is 3 years. This
Update: Extension till 16 May 2022 granted for the filing of the Summary statement 325.48 by qualifying Digital platform operators
In previous alerts we informed you that in anticipation of DAC7 specific reporting obligations apply in Belgium for digital platform operators since 2021. Under these rules, qualifying digital platform operators have to inform service providers active on the platform on their fiscal and social obligations. In addition, they have to send annually to these service
On 15/03/2022 the Council of the EU reached an agreement on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The European ministers were able to find a common position on a general approach. This is an important step towards the implementation of the ambitious CBAM regulation. What is CBAM? CBAM is a mechanism that will target imports
Commentary to the OECD Pillar 2 Model Rules and recent Ecofin meeting On 14 March the OECD released the long-awaited Commentary to the OECD Pillar 2 Model Rules. One day later a revised version of the EU draft directive seeking to implement Pillar 2 into the EU was discussed at the ECOFIN meeting. In this