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The UBO-register: time to take action

18 January 2019

As already discussed in our previous newsflashes (20 August 2018 & 28 September 2018), a register regarding the Ultimate Beneficial Owners (‘UBO’s’) of legal entities was introduced in Belgium. In principle, the information on the UBO’s needed to be registered by 30 November 2018. However, an extension of the deadline till 31 March 2019 was

Parliamentary Commission of Finance approves Mobility Budget

18 January 2019

On Wednesday, 16 January, the Parliamentary Commission of Finance has approved the Mobility Budget. This is one of the last steps before the Mobility Budget can finally enter into force. If the Commission on Social Matters approves it as well then the Parliament will give the final green light in plenary session in February and

First step in AIFMD review has been undertaken by European Commission

17 January 2019

On 10 January 2019, the European Commission published a Report on the operation of the alternative investment fund managers Directive (AIFMD). This report is a first step in the AIFMD review process and will ultimately lead to the revision of the rules. While emphasizing that AIFMD has globally been a key point in the development of

Optional VAT rental – condition for VAT deduction

16 January 2019

In a communication published on 9 January 2019, the administration laid down certain conditions concerning the deduction of VAT which could not be deducted before the entry into force of the law. In practical terms, this is the VAT due on the costs of architects, studies, demolition, stabilisation and construction incurred before the entry into

15 January 2019 – Brexit Update – Brexit deal voted down!

15 January 2019

Today, the UK’s House of Commons voted on Mrs. May’s Brexit deal.  As widely expected, the Brexit deal was voted down. Although it’s still unclear what’ll happen next, the voting down of the deal requires that Mrs. May come back to the House of Commons with an alternative motion by next Monday, opening a door