The Belgian tax authorities are once again starting to conduct tax audits on the application of wage withholding tax exemptions for research and development. The most recent round of audits relate to income year 2020. In our earlier newsflash we put together some important key takeaways from the tax audits of income year 2019. The
Various tax incentives (e.g. for overtime, R&D, night and shift work, etc.) take the form of an exemption of transferring wage withholding taxes. These tax incentives are thus to be processed through payroll. Extension of deadline for 2020 wage withholding tax returns Although the wage withholding tax returns for 2020 are already submitted during the
Just like last year (see our earlier newsflash), the Belgian tax authorities have been issuing extensive and numerous tax audits with respect to the application of the wage withholding tax exemption for Research and Development. Please find hereafter some important key takeaways. Mind the formalism and be prepared to substantiate the incentive claimed! Mind the (expanded) formalism
The recent developments in the international tax world are clearly finding their way into the Belgian tax investigation practice. PwC observes a significant increase in tax audits in which the Belgian tax authorities are focusing on passive income flows (dividend, interest and royalty) and alleged tax abuse through the involvement of intermediary entities. A number
As mentioned in our earlier newsflash the Belgian tax authorities have been issuing extensive and numerous tax audits with respect to the application of the wage withholding tax exemption for Research and Development over income year 2017. Please find hereafter some very important key takeaways. Mind the formalism and be prepared to substantiate the incentive claimed!
The Belgian Tax Authorities have recently announced some of their focus areas for 2019 for tax audits. This early warning allows both individual taxpayers and enterprises to ensure compliance with their Belgian tax obligations. Enterprises can expect to face more scrutiny in relation to the following subjects: Companies who do not fulfill all the conditions
The Belgian tax authorities are again issuing tax audits with respect to the application of the wage withholding tax exemption for Research and Development over income year 2017. Extensive list of questions A few years ago, a similar wave of audits took place. Compared to the previous tax audits, we notice that the list of
The Belgian tax authorities have recently announced their new focus areas for upcoming tax audits. The aim is to encourage individuals and companies to fulfil their tax obligations ‘spontaneously’ and in a ‘correct manner’. Taxpayers may expect questions from the tax authorities or a tax audit may be triggered in relation to their personal income tax