The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – It’s official!
Today, the CBAM (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This means that there is no going back and that the regulation will enter into force as of tomorrow, 17 May 2023 and that it shall apply as from 1 October 2023. Read more on CBAM in our
Filed your transfer pricing documentation in due time?
The Belgian Tax Administration (BTA) continues to send out letters to eligible taxpayers for missing/late filing of the mandatory transfer pricing documentation, as the case may be: The country-by-country report (art. 321/2 BITC), The country-by-country report notification (art. 321/3 BITC) The master file (art 321/4 BITC), The local file (art 321/5 BITC). For the first
PwC’s Pillar Two Country Tracker
PwC has recently launched the Pillar Two Country Tracker, a tool designed to track the status of the implementation of Pillar Two around the globe. Specifically, Pillar Two focuses on the introduction of a global minimum Effective Tax Rate (ETR) applicable to multinational groups with consolidated revenue of over €750 million. Such groups will be
European Commission temporarily relaxes State Aid measures in support of the Green Deal Industrial Plan
The European Commission has approved new measures via the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework (TCTF) in support of the transition towards a net-zero economy. The Commission’s goal is to speed up investment and financing for clean tech production within the Union which, in turn, supports the European Green Deal as well as delivering on specific
EU Green Deal Industrial Plan – Latest developments from the European Commission
Net Zero Industrial Act The EU Green Deal Industrial Plan is quickly becoming reality. This ambitious plan announced by Ursula Von der Leyen one month ago (1) sets out a comprehensive approach to support a green-tech scale-up based on four pillars: 1) simplified regulatory environment, 2) mobilising private and public funding, 3) upskilling workforce and
War for Business – Challenges for Europe on the incentives playing field
As boldly stated by the president of the European Commission – Ursula von der Leyen, the European Union should undertake more concrete actions to counter the massive subsidy packages currently being offered by the Chinese government to companies in the clean-tech sector and beyond. In addition, the US has also recently implemented a new bill
The EU is preparing for an overhaul of the EU’s energy market: Flemish and EU incentives can help companies thrive in this new energy landscape
Europe is currently facing a double energy crisis. On the one hand, the geopolitical tensions with Russia have substantially reduced the supply of natural gas, putting into jeopardy the block’s ability to meet its energy demand. On the other hand, climate change and the need for a more sustainable energy future has become a pressing
New circular letter published on 30% EBITDA rule
On 12 January 2023 a new circular letter (2023/C/8) was published regarding the 30% EBITDA regulation (Dutch/French version). Over the past few years, the Belgian tax authorities have periodically published guidance on the interpretation of the 30% EBITDA rule. The new circular letter is intended to summarize the guidance that is currently available to provide