Fundamental changes to international tax structure ahead following OECD project on digitalisation of the economy
On 31 May 2019, the 129 members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) released a Programme of Work to develop a consensus solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy. The Programme of Work was endorsed at the G20 meeting of finance ministers in Japan
Reduced VAT rates for online newspapers, magazines and e-books have been approved in last session of the Federal Parliament
As from 1 April 2019 reduced VAT rates for online newspapers, magazines and e-books are applicable in Belgium. The EU Council has agreed in October 2018 on a VAT Directive to allow the EU Member States to apply a reduced (or even 0%) VAT rate to electronic publications, in order to modernise VAT for the digital economy
As indicated in a newspost earlier this week, the BEPS deliverables for the September 2014 deadline have been published on 16 September 2014 and are available on the OECD website. Please find herewith a link to a summary PwC Bulletin in this respect, highlighting the key take-aways of the reports.
The OECD is keeping its word in preparing and delivering on the objectives as they have been set in the BEPS Action Plan. The deliverables for the September 2014 deadline have just been published and are available on the OECD website (link below). The OECD has published 7 reports (Digital Economy, Hybrid Mismatches, Harmful Tax, Treaty Abuse, Intangibles
The OECD recently released its discussion draft focused on the digital economy as part of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan. In response to this draft, we will hold another webcast in our series of BEPS related webcasts. Please join us on 17 April where we will review the latest discussion draft