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Dutch 30% tax ruling: from 8 to 5 years

24 April 2018

The Dutch 30% ruling is often referred to as a beneficial tax regime, subject to a set of conditions, for employees who are hired abroad (i.e. transferred from abroad or recruited from abroad) to work in The Netherlands.  An important condition is that the employee must hot have lived within 150 kilometres of the Dutch border

Local File for assessment year 2018 – Don’t wait until the due date is near!

23 April 2018

In line with the three-tier documentation approach as provided under the OECD’s BEPS Action Point 13, Belgium has enacted specific transfer pricing (TP) documentation requirements into its tax law. This alert focuses on the Local File, which specifically requires reporting on intercompany transactions. Given the complexity of the matter, we recommend not waiting until the

Cycling allowance: is the shortest way always the right way?

19 April 2018

In Belgium, employers can grant a cycling allowance to employees who make use of a regular bike or an electric bike for travelling to and from work. This commuting allowance is generally tax-free (and exempt from social security contributions) up to a maximum amount of EUR 0,23 per kilometre. In practice, employers are often only

President Trump signs Omnibus Spending Bill with Favorable Real Estate Tax Provisions

9 April 2018

On 23 March 2018, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (the Omnibus Act), an omnibus government spending bill which includes several technical corrections of previously enacted tax provisions related to FIRPTA, REIT spin-off transactions, REIT income tests and the partnership audit rules. The Omnibus Act also includes new low-income housing tax credit