With the government measures taken to combat the COVID-19 virus being reduced gradually, the current health crisis seems to be getting under control for now (pending an anticipated second wave). However, the social and economic impact of the crisis will continue to exist for a long time, further affecting individuals and companies. The past three
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.
Recently, the Belgian Minister of Finance published a general policy regarding “public finances”, “boosting of the economy/entrepreneurial climate” and “combat against tax fraud”. Based on this policy, certain new tax measures will be introduced in the upcoming months. From a personal income tax perspective, the following changes are anticipated: further increase in the withholding tax
The Luxembourg Government introduced a bill on 26 July 2016, with proposed tax measures for corporations for the 2017 tax year. The proposed changes are in line with the announcements made by the Government earlier this year. Although the bill has not been finalised, multinational enterprises operating in Luxembourg should start considering how the proposed measures,
On 30 March 2015, the Belgian government announced new Belgian tax measures in the framework of the budgetary control. They concern: Fight against fraud The fight against tax fraud will be pursued. The estimated net revenues are MEUR 160. Cayman tax: applicable as from calendar year 2015 The “Cayman tax” would already be applicable as from calendar year
As previously announced, a number of new tax measures has been announced in the framework of the Belgian government formation and the budget for 2015. Some of these will also have an impact on transfer pricing: The plan is to invest heavily in data mining tools for case selection purposes. These are likely to be used for