Political agreement on fundamental overhaul of the international tax system
On 8 October 2021, the Inclusive Framework (IF) announced a further agreement backed by 136 (out of 140) members of the Inclusive Framework on the two-pillar approach. In the last few days, a number of countries that initially opposed the reform are now also signing up for it (e.g. Hungary, Ireland and Estonia). With this,
OECD Inclusive Framework agrees on two-pillar Approach for International Tax Framework
On 1 July 2021, the Inclusive Framework (IF) announced an agreement backed by 130 (out of 139) members of the Inclusive Framework on the two-pillar approach. This approach redesigns the international tax framework. Here’s a summary of the main points of the agreement: Pillar one Pillar One is intended to re-allocate the taxing rights of
Important update on payments to tax havens for assessment year 2021
Companies making direct or indirect payments to recipients established in so-called tax havens are required to report these payments where they in total exceed EUR 100,000 during the taxable period. A tax haven is defined as a country that does not effectively or substantially apply the standard on exchange of information on request (so-called OECD
Tax Bites Podcast: How do you keep the effect of COVID at arm’s length?
In the final days of 2020, the OECD released guidelines on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on transfer pricing. Pieter Deré, is joined by our transfer pricing experts, Jonas Van de Gucht, Stefaan De Baets and Alexis De Méyère. They will discuss the impact of the OECD transfer pricing guidelines on multinationals’ transfer pricing
The OECD publishes its guidance on the transfer pricing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic
During the outbreak and spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses faced or are facing significant cash flow constraints, disruption to their supply chains, or even forced (temporary) closing for business. The long-awaited OECD guidance on the transfer pricing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic was finally published on 18 December 2020. A plea for practical
The OECD published its blueprints on pillar 1 and 2 – get the latest insights via our webcast.
The OECD released ‘Blueprints’ on the tax digitalisation/globalisation project on Monday 12 October. These two Blueprints cover Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 in the project framework previously announced. Pillar 1 looks at the attribution of revenues to market jurisdictions. Pillar 2 deals with the imposition of a minimum tax. The Blueprints indicate the degree of
COVID-19 and cross-border employment: is Belgium heading for a “force majeure” approach with its neighbouring countries?
In our newsflash of 15 April 2020, we were pleased to inform you that the Netherlands and Germany came to a mutual agreement regarding a “force majeure” tolerance for cross-border employment situations that are impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Dutch-German agreement certainly embodies the recent OECD recommendations of 3 April 2020 (see our
OECD guidelines: COVID-19 impact on cross-border employment
In our newsflash of 13 March 2020, we highlighted that since the COVID-19 outbreak, due to travel restrictions and quarantine measures, many companies find themselves confronted with unforeseen and forced changes in the working pattern of their employees who are unable to perform their duties in their “normal” country of employment, especially in surrounding countries