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EU Commission finds that Luxembourg gave State aid to GDF Suez (now Engie)

22 June 2018

On 20 June 2018 the European Commission (“EC”) issued a press release concerning its final decision in the State aid investigation into tax rulings granted by the Luxembourg tax authorities to GDF Suez group (now Engie) (“the Group”) in relation to the treatment of certain financing transactions. The EC considered that the Group received an

Update: VAT and immovable rent

21 June 2018

The key features of the draft law on the option to apply VAT on rent are becoming increasingly clear. Check out our update (in Dutch and French) below.   Update: btw en onroerende verhuur   De krijtlijnen van het ontwerp van wet inzake de optionele btw-heffing op professionele onroerende verhuur worden almaar duidelijker. Ingevolge het advies

Wage cost reduction for shift labour in the construction sector

20 June 2018

The Act of 26 March 2018 has introduced a specific regime for wage withholding tax exemption for shift labour in the construction sector. The legislation as existing in article 275/5 BITC regarding shift labour has thus been amended with an additional definition for shift labour in the construction sector. The Belgian tax administration issued on

Dual Pension Savings in Belgium – Practice Note

17 June 2018

A dual system for pension savings has been introduced in Belgium by the law of 26 March 2018 (Official Gazette of 30 March 2018).  Recently, the Belgian tax authorities issued a practice note (2018/C/72) which provides clarification and specific examples in this respect. The existing system for pension savings (pensioensparen / épargne-pension) is well known in

The deadline is approaching for the filing of your Statutory Financial Statements

14 June 2018

Belgian companies As you probably are aware, Belgian companies should annually deposit their statutory financial statements with the National Bank of Belgium. Filing should be done within 30 days after the financial accounts have been approved by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and no later than 7 months after the end of the financial