A recent bill of law on various financial and tax provisions aims at adapting the Belgian annual tax on undertakings for collective investment (the Belgian ‘Net Asset Tax’ or ‘NAT’), in particular at the level of the tax rate applicable to foreign institutional funds. As a reminder, the Belgian NAT standard rate is currently 0.0925%.
New rules regarding the issuance of certificates of residence for Undertakings for Collective Investment
With the new Circular, Circular L.G.-A. n°61 of 12 February 2015, the Luxembourg Tax Authorities clarify and provide new rules as from February 2015 concerning the issuance of certificates of residence for Luxembourg Undertakings for Collective Investment (UCIs). The new administrative clarifications are expected to have a positive effect on the Luxembourg UCI market, strengthening Luxembourg’s
The European Commission has announced yesterday its intention to refer Belgium to the EU Court of Justice in relation to the discriminatory taxation of foreign Collective Investment Undertakings (“CIU”) located in another member state of the EU/EEA. The Belgian Inheritance Tax Code – which provides for the Net Asset Tax rules – indeed foresees a