Tax Bites Podcast: Discussion draft on Pillar One – Amount B published
On Thursday, 8 December 2022, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework published another discussion draft in the two-pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy. The document outlines the main design elements of Amount B, a part of the two-pillar approach that until now was relatively undefined. During this episode of
Hungary lifts veto on Pillar 2 – Council reaches unanimity
Last night the EU Council reached an agreement to implement Pillar 2 (press release) after Hungary dropped its veto on the matter. The next step is to start the written procedure and to publish the Pillar 2 Directive in the Official Journal of the EU. The envisaged timeline to implement Pillar 2 into domestic
Major changes to Belgian tax procedures in the pipeline
Reports of important amendments to the Belgian tax procedures appeared in the press, prior to the parliament’s summer recess. This newsflash summarises the main aspects and current status of the proposed measures. Extension of investigation, assessment and retention periods The draft law on various tax and financial provisions contains substantial changes to the investigation, assessment
Tax Bites Podcast: Digesting the Pillar 1 progress report
On 11 July 2022, the OECD released a progress report on Pillar 1. In this episode, we go through the key takeaways from this report for businesses. Towards the end of the episode, we also covered a brief update on the latest status of Pillar 2. About the speakers: Jean-Philippe Van West Stefaan De Baets
Tax Bites Podcast: One year after the publication of the Fit For 55 Package – Where do we stand?
One year after the publication of the Fit For 55 Package – Where do we stand? On 14 July 2021 the European Commission published its ambitious Fit For 55 Package. Tune in if you want to know where we stand today regarding the tax measures included in the Fit For 55 Package and how the
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.
The EU is accelerating the green transition: REPowerEU and ETS/CBAM update
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
German- Belgian Colloquium on global tax reform: a status update on the OECD Two Pillar Approach
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