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Important changes to the regime of specialised real estate investment funds (FIIS/GVBF)

15 May 2019

The status of specialised real estate investment fund is organised by the Act of 19 April 2014 on alternative undertakings for collective investment (“AIFs”) and their managers and by the Royal Decree of 9 November 2016 on the specialised real estate investment fund (“FIIS/GVBF”). On 25 April 2019, a law containing various financial provisions (the

Authorization process for AIFMs and UCITS management companies

14 May 2019

On 10 May 2019, the FSMA published Communication 2019_09 and a checklist for alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) management companies. This checklist sets forth the information and the documents that need to be included in the application file for authorization as an AIFM or as a

The preparation of the corporate income tax return and the local form –  general due date of 26 September 2019!

7 May 2019

While finalizing the statutory financial statements, let’s also kick-off with the preparation of the corporate income tax return and the local form –  general due date of 26 September 2019! Belgian companies (and non-resident companies with a Belgian establishment) have the yearly obligation to file a Belgian corporate income tax return within the statutory deadline. In

New ‘60-day rule’ for pension funds: the practice note was published

30 April 2019

Quick recap Since 1 January 2017, a specific anti-abuse prevents to benefit from a WHT exemption when the Belgian tax administration proves that the dividends concerned are linked to a (set of) legal act(s) that are not genuine and aimed, even incidentally, at benefiting from the WHT exemption concerned. Since 22nd January 2019, the fact

Investment deduction for assessment year 2020 published

23 April 2019

On 11 April 2019, the new percentages for the investment deduction, applicable for assessment year 2020 (financial years ending between 31 December 2019 and 30 December 2020, both dates inclusive), were published in the Belgian Official Gazette. In order to apply for the investment deduction, the taxpayer needs to comply with certain conditions and formalities.