On 5 December 2017, the European Council adopted new regulations concerning e-commerce. With this new step, the Council continues the further unification of the European market. Most of these regulations will take effect in 2019.
Payments to persons or permanent establishments located in so-called "tax havens" which exceed the threshold of 100.000 euros per taxable period must be reported via a separate form on the corporation tax return.
On 4 September 2017, the Belgian Official Gazette published the Royal Decree of 30 August 2017 laying down the model tax return form for non-residents (natural persons) for the 2017 assessment year (2016 income year)
The Court of First Instance in Bruges ruled that the different tax rates in the coastal town of De Haan were also contrary to the principle of equality.
On July 10th, 2017, accountancy and audit firm, Vandelanotte, welcomed its 300th employee. A milestone for the company which has doubled its staff numbers over the past 10 years.