On 16 May 2020, after the first wave of supportive measures to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, the Council of Ministers adopted a draft law including new tax recovery measures. These provisions have as main aim to avoid a series of bankruptcies and to help companies to rebuild their liquidity and solvency positions.
On 25 February 2020, the Belgian tax administration published Circular Letter 2020/C/35 on the 2017 version of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations (2017 OECD TPG). This practice note is available in Dutch and French. The circular is the final version of a draft circular letter originally published by the
In the newsflash of 2 September 2019, we informed you that the Belgian companies (and foreign entities having a Belgian establishment) with a financial year that ended between 31 December 2018 and 31 March 2019 (both dates included) should, in principle, file their tax return by 26 September 2019. It has now been confirmed that this
The due date for filing both the Belgian (non-resident) corporate income tax return and the local form ‘275 LF’ for assessment year 2019 is approaching: are you in control?
Both the Belgian (non-resident) corporate income tax return and the transfer pricing local form ‘275 LF’ are due soon. Below is an overview of the filing requirements. Corporate income tax return Belgian companies (and non-resident entities) have the yearly obligation to file a Belgian (non-resident) corporate income tax return by the statutory deadline. Filing a complete,
On 2 May 2019, Belgium completed the implementation process of the Directive on tax dispute resolution mechanisms in the EU (Council Directive 2017/1852 of 10 October 2017). This enhanced procedure for resolving cross-border direct tax disputes puts taxpayer rights at the forefront, has a broader scope of application as well as an obligation for the
On 6 May 2019, the legislative documents implementing the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (also known as the MLI) was finally approved by all 6 legislative authorities in Belgium. The Belgian law ratified the full application of the MLI and its Explanatory Note, the reservations and notifications made by
On 11 April 2019, the new percentages for the investment deduction, applicable for assessment year 2020 (financial years ending between 31 December 2019 and 30 December 2020, both dates inclusive), were published in the Belgian Official Gazette. In order to apply for the investment deduction, the taxpayer needs to comply with certain conditions and formalities.
The Corporate Income Tax Reform Act had introduced a distinct taxation of 5% due by each company (large or small) that does not grant a minimum director fee of EUR 45,000 (EUR 75,000 for a group of affiliated companies). The tax was due on the difference between the highest compensation actually paid and the required