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16 September 2021

Draft law implementing the zero-emission company car as the new standard

As indicated in our newsflashes of 21 April 2021 and of 18 May 2021, it was agreed in the government declaration to adapt the tax and social legislation around mobility to stimulate the green agenda. On 14 September the draft law specifying the fiscal and social treatment of company cars was submitted to The Chamber.

3 September 2021

Tax forms 281.10 and 281.20 – Get ready to map and report the actual reimbursement of expenses of your employees and directors!

According to article 57 of the Belgian income tax code (hereafter ‘BITC’), certain costs will only be tax deductible to the extent that they are properly reported on individual fee forms (281.10 for employees and 281.20 for company directors). This includes commissions, brokerage fees, trade rebates or other discounts, remuneration, bonuses, fees, allowances (‘vergoedingen’ /

2 September 2021

Cross-border employment Belgium-Luxembourg: “24-days” rule becomes “34-days” rule

In our newsflash of 20 June 2019, we referred to the negotiations regarding the double tax treaty concluded between Belgium and Luxembourg, with respect to the taxation of individuals working in a cross-border context and more specifically on the possible relaxation of the existing tolerance of 24 days. On 31 August 2021, the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo

30 August 2021

The reconstitution reserve allows to exempt profits from corporate tax

The so-called reconstitution reserve is part of the additional economic, tax and financial measures to soften the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and supports companies to restore their equity level and safeguard sufficient cash flow and solvability in the years to come.  Covid-loss, future profits, how does it work in practice? The reconstitution reserve

24 August 2021

Implementing rules to the tax on securities accounts

The royal decree of 6 August 2021 with regard to the declaration, payment and various rules relating to the annual tax on securities accounts has been published on 23 August 2021. It directly enters into force. It provides for the following: The rules for electronic filing of tax returns (and, alternatively, paper filing) and payment

18 August 2021

Belgian tax on securities accounts: Belgian insurers are on the offensive

On 16 August 2021, Assuralia, the Belgian professional union of insurance undertakings introduced an action for partial annulment of article 4 of the law of 17 February 2021 (Official Journal of 25 February 2021) introducing an annual Tax on Securities Accounts (TSA) in the Belgian Code of Various Duties and Taxes (CVDT). The role number

10 August 2021

UBO obligations – Time to take action – Deadline 31 August 2021

In our previous newsflash, we already informed you about the new (disclosure) obligations in the UBO-register imposed by the Royal Decree of 23 September 2020. The Federal Public Service Finance (FPSF) has announced that the deadline (i.e. 30 April 2021) for uploading supporting documents and annual confirmation of the information in the UBO Register will be