On 26 January 2017, a circular letter has been published with respect to the updated list of non-compliant countries in light of the international standards regarding transparency and exchange of information. More in particular, five new jurisdictions (Guatemala, Marshall Islands, (the Federal States of) Micronesia, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago) have been added to the
On 8 June 2016, the European Parliament (EP) approved 91 amendments to a draft report of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. The amendments to the draft Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive include, amongst others, proposals for a 15% rate for the application of the switch-over rule, an EU blacklist of tax havens and sanctions against uncooperative jurisdictions, additional limitations
Payments to Cyprus and Luxembourg: subject to new reporting obligation, screen your existing structures
Payments by Belgian companies of over EUR 100K (in total) to recipients in Luxembourg and Cyprus must now be reported individually in a specific form to the tax authorities. If not, they risk being non-deductible for tax purposes. Besides the additional reporting effort that this entails, it also sheds light on those payments which are
Companies subject to Belgian corporate income tax (residents or non-residents) have to declare direct or indirect payments exceeding EUR 100,000 to recipients established in ‘tax havens’. For these purposes, a tax haven is defined as a country: with no or low taxation (i.e. the nominal standard tax rate is less than 10%); that, for the
Belgian requirements for payments to ‘tax havens’ As from 1 January 2010, companies subject to Belgian corporate income tax or Belgian non-resident corporate income tax are obliged to declare direct or indirect payments exceeding EUR 100,000 to recipients established in so-called ‘tax havens’. The reporting obligation applies to both cash payments and payments in kind.
Background Since January 1, 2010, companies subject to Belgian corporate income tax or Belgian non-resident corporate income tax are obliged to declare (in form 275F) direct or indirect payments exceeding EUR 100,000 to recipients established in so-called ‘tax havens’ (article 307, §1, 4° of the Belgian Income Tax Code). The reporting obligation applies to both