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
The Belgian tax authorities have recently announced their focus areas for upcoming tax audits in order to encourage individuals and companies to fulfil their tax obligations. As from 2013, the Belgian tax authorities started auditing certain individuals who are employed under the special tax regime for foreign executives in Belgium. When looking at the new
‘Large companies’ The Belgian government has changed the way tax audits and dispute resolution for large companies are being organised. More in particular, 7 new centres for ‘large companies’ and a centre for ‘large companies management and specialised tax audits’ are set up as from 1 July 2015. 7 centres for ‘large companies’ The 7 new
The Belgian tax authorities prefer to communicate in an open way on how they make the selection of taxpayers that can be subject to a tax audit. Just like in previous years, the Belgian tax authorities have in this framework announced their focus when making selecting taxpayers for 2015 that will be subject to a