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8 November 2021

Tax Bites Podcast: Update on China Tax Policy

Recorded before the release of the 8 October Inclusive Framework Statement, we share perspectives on the current state of play for in- and outbound investments in China. Our speakers cover the main corporate income tax aspects, as well as insights on the China tax policy developments, including the main attributes that shape a sustainable tax

2 November 2021

The 2022 Belgian budget round

On the 29th October, the council of ministers agreed on the draft program law outlining the 2022 Belgian budget measures.  On 9 November at 16.00, PwC Belgium will organise a webinar where our experts will reflect on this set of measures and the impact this may have for businesses in Belgium. If you are interested,

28 October 2021

2% increase of Flemish real estate registration duties for investors

The Flemish Minister-President announced in his September declaration important changes concerning the registration duties (as part of a larger preliminary draft Programme Decree containing provisions to accompany the 2022 budget). On 14 October, the Flemish Government approved in principle such preliminary draft Programme Decree. Accordingly, whoever buys a single and own home in Flanders to

21 October 2021

Belgian incentives newsletter

With the PwC Incentives Hub, we strive at remaining up to date on the latest news in grants and incentives and share the latest insights. In that respect, this newsletter outlines the most important developments on Belgian grants and incentives.  SME-portfolio The SME-portfolio (KMO-portefeuille) supports training and advice for a.o., small and medium enterprises. As

19 October 2021

Tax Bites Podcast: The inclusive framework statement of 8 October 2021 explained!

On 8 October 2021, the Inclusive Framework (IF) announced a further agreement backed by 136 (out of 140) members of the Inclusive Framework on the two-pillar approach. In the last few days, a number of countries that initially opposed the reform are now also signing up for it (e.g. Hungary, Ireland and Estonia). With this, all EU

15 October 2021

Upcoming changes to the Belgian expat regime – What’s on the table?

What has been in the air for some time is probably becoming a reality, at an accelerated pace. In the framework of the agreement on the Belgian budget, the Federal Government announced its intention to amend the special regime for foreign executives, who are working temporarily in Belgium under specific conditions, by reducing certain benefits

14 October 2021

EU cooperative compliance project for transfer pricing announced

The European Commission (EC) has recently published guidelines on the European Trust and Cooperation Approach (ETACA), a pilot project on cooperative compliance within the EU specifically focusing on transfer pricing risks for large multinationals.  The ETACA pilot was already announced in the Action Plan for fair and simple taxation supporting the recovery strategy (see also

13 October 2021

Belgian government announces measures to transition Belgian economy post-covid

Yesterday, the Belgian Government reached an agreement on the Belgian budget. The budget agreement combines a number of measures to transition the Belgian economy after Covid in an environmentally balanced manner. Some points will need further agreement with the social partners, and some measures are taken explicitly in view of the recent surge of energy