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FTA between EU and Viet Nam to enter into force 1 August 2020

14 July 2020

On 30 June 2020 it was published in the Official journal of the European Union that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (Viet Nam) will enter into force on August first of this year.   What can this possibly mean for your company? If

Circular containing technical clarifications regarding the 30% EBITDA rule

14 July 2020

On 10 July 2020 a new Circular letter was published regarding the 30% EBITDA regulation (Dutch/French version).The Circular is intended to provide some additional clarifications on remaining ambiguities on the 30% EBITDA regulation, as contained in Article 198/1 BITC 92 and Article 73 RD/BITC. These clarifications are highly technical in nature and underscore again that

Circular 2020/C/96 on the taxable basis of foreign movable income

14 July 2020

On July 9, 2020, the Belgian Tax Administration published the Circular 2020/C/96 with respect to the determination of taxable income in case of collection of foreign movable income. It confirms that, in case of collection of a foreign movable income, the taxable amount is determined by deducting the foreign tax effectively withheld from the foreign

Spanish Central Administrative Tribunal‘s decision to apply the CJEU’s Danish cases to deny the withholding tax exemption on dividends

10 July 2020

The Central Administrative Tribunal (i.e., administrative body) has recently published a ruling in which it applies the doctrine from the ECJ in the Danish cases to a Spanish case denying the withholding tax exemption on dividend payments to EU parent companies. For more information, please see enclosed PwC’s EU Direct Tax Group (EUDTG)’s Newsalert on:

Data automation and XML conversion for the social passive exemption

10 July 2020

The introduction of the unified employment status as from 1 January 2014 results generally in increased dismissal costs for employers. To support employers in dealing with these increased costs of dismissal, the legislator introduced the so-called ‘Exemption for social passive’. See one of our previous posts for more detail on the “corporate tax exemption for

General filing extension till 29 October 2020 confirmed for corporate income tax, non-resident corporate income tax and legal entity tax returns

9 July 2020

Considering the exceptional business environment, the Minister of Finance decided to extend the initial filing due date for Assessment Year 2020 of 24 September 2020 till 29 October 2020. The extension applies to corporate income tax, non-resident corporate income tax and legal entity tax returns to be filed via BizTax. BizTax is currently operational, but

Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: FAQ 17 June 2020

8 July 2020

Currently, the COVID-19 health crisis seems to be under control within Europe, with some local lock-down measures being put in place and barring a potential second wave. So, if things continue to evolve in a positive manner during summer, it looks like employees might gradually be able to return to their regular (pre-corona) cross-border working