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Podcast on “The European Commission tax package for fair and simple taxation”

17 July 2020

On July 15 the European Commission adopted its tax package for fair and simple taxation. Listen to our podcast to get all the insights:   The tax package is a response to the dual challenge of the current crisis: supporting a swift and sustainable economic recovery and ensuring sufficient public revenue in the EU. It contains

New Circular letter – Home working expense allowance 

17 July 2020

As working from home will be the new normal for many companies, the Belgian tax authorities released a circular letter including guidelines for the application of a lump sum allowance for home office expenses. If the home working is done in a structured and recurring manner an amount of up to EUR 129,48 per month (as from 1

General Court of the EU annuls the EC’s decision in Apple

16 July 2020

On 15 July 2020, the General Court of the European Union (‘GC’), annulled the final State aid decision of the European Commission (‘EC’), based on the argument that the EC did not demonstrate the existence of a selective economic advantage within the meaning of the State aid rules. It remains to be seen whether the

eStox, a digital shareholders’ register for companies

16 July 2020

The shareholders’ register is an important cornerstone for every company. A shareholders’ register provides an overview of who the shareholders are, when they became shareholders and which shares a company has. Paper shareholders’ registers involve multiple risks. They can get lost, entries can be incomplete or there can be discussions about who has the voting

FTA between EU and Viet Nam to enter into force 1 August 2020

14 July 2020

On 30 June 2020 it was published in the Official journal of the European Union that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (Viet Nam) will enter into force on August first of this year.   What can this possibly mean for your company? If

Circular containing technical clarifications regarding the 30% EBITDA rule

14 July 2020

On 10 July 2020 a new Circular letter was published regarding the 30% EBITDA regulation (Dutch/French version).The Circular is intended to provide some additional clarifications on remaining ambiguities on the 30% EBITDA regulation, as contained in Article 198/1 BITC 92 and Article 73 RD/BITC. These clarifications are highly technical in nature and underscore again that