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20 May 2021

PwC Incentives Hub: latest news on EU funding

After several years of negotiations, the end of this spring will see the official launch and/or opening of several funding programmes.   Horizon Europe Horizon Europe, the ninth framework programme for R, D & I, Horizon Europe and by far the most ambitious, with a total budget of € 95,5bn (2021-2027), is eventually becoming a reality.

18 May 2021

Tax Bites Podcast – EU Business Taxation Roadmap

EU Roadmap for Business Taxation: EU Dynamite?  On 18 May 2021, an important development in EU Tax policy took place when the European Commission announced their roadmap for Business Taxation for the 21st Century. This roadmap, published today, outlines 5 actions that the European Commission proposes to take in the coming months in Europe (some

18 May 2021

The zero-emission company car as the new standard

As mentioned in our newsflash of 21 April 2021, the text of the government declaration indicated that it was the intention to modify the tax treatment of company cars by 2026 and move to zero emission vehicles. On 18 May, the Belgian federal government reached an agreement on the tax treatment of (eco-friendly) company cars. 

12 May 2021

The ‘how’ and ‘when’ of the Corona premium.

The government has reached a consensus on the terms of the wage negotiations and provided their mediation proposal to the unions and employer’s organisations. Besides confirming that the wages may increase up to 0,4 % in 2021 and 2022 on top of the expected indexation (2,8%), it provides that companies that have performed well in

11 May 2021

Tax Bites podcast – Revisiting PwC’s Tax webinar week

In pursuit of a new tax equilibrium In the week of 26 April PwC Belgium organised its Tax webinar week. Over five days, we discussed five hot topics in five one hour sessions. In this Tax Bites podcast Pieter Deré, Stefaan De Baets and Gilles Franssens review some of the tax challenges companies face, that

6 May 2021

From YOUR ERP to FEE FORMS 281.50 in one click?

Fee forms 281.50 require to be filed on or before 29 June of the year following the calendar year during which charges and/or attributions relating to commissions, fees, trade discounts, allowances or fringe benefits, … were made.  If the above-mentioned charges and/or attributions are not properly reported on these forms in due time, the taxpayer

30 April 2021

Customs: The EU GSP+ arrangement extended to include Uzbekistan

On 9th April, the EU Commission issued a Commission Delegated Regulation, amending Annex III to Regulation 978/2012, in order to include the Republic of Uzbekistan within the scope of beneficiary countries under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance (‘GSP+’). What does this mean for your business? As of 10th April, companies importing products into