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New lump-sum amount for reimbursement of business use of private car

8 August 2018

Employees using a privately-owned car for business purposes can now be reimbursed a lump-sum amount of EUR 0.3573 per kilometer. Costs that an employee incurs when using a privately-owned car for business purposes can be reimbursed by the employer free of income tax and exempt from social security contributions. Repayment can be made on a

Innovation Income Deduction: FAQ published

1 August 2018

The Belgian Tax Authorities have published a long awaited list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with respect to the Innovation Income Deduction (IID). Under this regime, Belgian taxpayers can deduct 85% of qualifying net innovation income from their corporate income tax basis. The FAQs are available in Dutch and French. This publication is important as

Mobility budget – Agreement within the Council of Ministers

31 July 2018

In March 2018, the government reached an agreement on the principles of the mobility budget. Meanwhile, this agreement was formed into a preliminary draft of law, which was approved by the Council of Ministers on 26 July 2018. The mobility budget will co-exist with the recently introduced mobility allowance. Both measures aim to reduce the

Summer deal advances the implementation of the Belgian EBITDA rule by one year

31 July 2018

In the context of its comprehensive political agreement reached last week, the Belgian Government decided to advance the implementation of the new interest limitation rule from 2020 to 2019 (i.e. financial years starting on or after 1 January 2019). The new Belgian interest limitation rule is the transposition of the EBITDA-based interest limitation rules included by

Expected changes in employers’ tax reporting obligations of some equity incentives

26 July 2018

When foreign headquartered companies grant stock options to employees of their Belgian subsidiaries, such option grants, where taxable at grant, are ALWAYS reportable by the Belgian employing subsidiary on the employee’s individual statement 281.10. This reporting obligation is due irrespective of whether such subsidiary is involved in the option grant or expenses the stock option

Last steps in the Belgian corporate tax reform taken before the summer recess

20 July 2018

Just before the holiday period, the Belgian Chamber adopted the final text of the corporate tax reform that was initiated last year. As expected, a new Act amends and supplements the Corporate Income Tax Reform Act and the Program Act, both published end of December 2017. Some of the very last changes introduce new anti-abuse