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21 June 2022

Changes to the Belgian ‘expat’ tax regime – extension until 30 september 2022

Since last week, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives is in the process of adopting a draft law aimed at extending the deadline for applications for the new special tax regime for incoming taxpayers and incoming researchers and for “opt-in” requests. As a reminder, new applications had to be submitted electronically by the employer or company

21 June 2022

Modification to ELTIF Regulation: Trilogues are ready to start

On 25 May 2022, the Council reviewed and validated the Commission’s proposal amending Regulation (EU) 2015/760 on European long-term investment funds (ELTIF), following which the Economic and Monetary Committee of the EU parliament adopted its own position on the proposal on 20 June 2022. See our previous Newsflash for more information and background. Priorities In

8 June 2022

Ecology Premium Plus (EP+): updated list of eligible technologies

The EP+ is a Flemish funding programme that supports all sizes of Flanders-based companies for ecological investments in some specific technologies, listed on the so-called LTL or limitative technology list. Funding rates typically range from 15% to 45% on the additional cost (compared to a conventional technology) depending on the selected technology and the size

8 June 2022

The Luxembourg Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) – Updated

Luxembourg RAIFs are increasingly used in order to provide debt funding for acquisitions. Until recently it was uncertain how interest paid by a Belgian company to a RAIF is to be treated from a Belgian withholding tax perspective. Two recent decisions of the Belgian Supreme Court provide more clarity. The RAIF Regime  In 2016, Luxembourg

3 June 2022

Key real estate issues in the due diligence process of M&A transactions raised by the New Property Law

Following the New Property Law of 4 February 2020 (which entered into force on 1st September 2021), important changes were introduced regarding amongst others long term lease rights and building rights. These changes can also have an impact on M&A transactions, for certain topics more flexibility is created whereas for other topics the New Property Law is more strict. Learn more

3 June 2022

New call for projects investing in closing waste to raw material cycles

The Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM) has opened a new call to support companies in the Flemish region that want to invest in innovative technologies for recycling projects that convert waste materials into raw materials. Up to 35% of the additional costs of the new technology compared to conventional technology can be funded. The