Latest news & developments
Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: Agreements with the neighboring countries: extended until 31 December 2021
In our previous newsflashes of 17 June 2021, 23 June 2021 and 24 June 2021 we referred to the extension of the mutual agreements between Belgium and The Netherlands / France / Germany / Luxembourg, which includes a “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to government imposed COVID-19 (travel) restrictions. Despite the fact
In this episode, Nancy De Beule, Florian Jacobfeuerborn and Jurgen Coessens explore how tax can play a role in the economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. These M&A experts use their experience in the Belgian market to explore the risks and pitfalls in relation to taxation and post-COVID recovery. They share valuable insights, relevant beyond Belgium,
The European Court of Justice decides the Belgian excess profits regime constitutes an aid scheme and refers the case back to the General Court
In its decision of 16 September 2021 the European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) overruled the judgement of the General Court of 14 February 2019. Different from the General Court, the ECJ concluded that the three conditions for an aid scheme to exist are met. The ECJ referred the case back to the General Court, which
As indicated in our newsflashes of 21 April 2021 and of 18 May 2021, it was agreed in the government declaration to adapt the tax and social legislation around mobility to stimulate the green agenda. On 14 September the draft law specifying the fiscal and social treatment of company cars was submitted to The Chamber.
Tax forms 281.10 and 281.20 – Get ready to map and report the actual reimbursement of expenses of your employees and directors!
According to article 57 of the Belgian income tax code (hereafter ‘BITC’), certain costs will only be tax deductible to the extent that they are properly reported on individual fee forms (281.10 for employees and 281.20 for company directors). This includes commissions, brokerage fees, trade rebates or other discounts, remuneration, bonuses, fees, allowances (‘vergoedingen’ /
In our newsflash of 20 June 2019, we referred to the negotiations regarding the double tax treaty concluded between Belgium and Luxembourg, with respect to the taxation of individuals working in a cross-border context and more specifically on the possible relaxation of the existing tolerance of 24 days. On 31 August 2021, the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo
The so-called reconstitution reserve is part of the additional economic, tax and financial measures to soften the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and supports companies to restore their equity level and safeguard sufficient cash flow and solvability in the years to come. Covid-loss, future profits, how does it work in practice? The reconstitution reserve
The royal decree of 6 August 2021 with regard to the declaration, payment and various rules relating to the annual tax on securities accounts has been published on 23 August 2021. It directly enters into force. It provides for the following: The rules for electronic filing of tax returns (and, alternatively, paper filing) and payment