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Investing in France now fiscally advantageous!
News 2nd of February 2021
Dividends distributed to Belgian residents by French companies are subject to taxation in both France and Belgium. Recent developments have served to eliminate this double taxation. As a result, investing in French shares is now actually more advantageous than investing in Belgian shares! read more ...
Transitional rules for patent income deductions cease from 30 June 2021
News 28th of January 2021
The new ruling regarding innovation income deductions has been in effect since 1 July 2016. This is intended to replace the previous patent income deduction scheme. The transitional rules allow companies to make use of the patent income deduction through 30 June 2021. read more ...
Apply now for the next part of the New Flemish Protection Mechanism
News 4th of January 2021
The Flemish Protection Mechanism (Nieuw Vlaams Beschermingsmechanisme), the VLAIO premium for entrepreneurs who experienced loss of turnover in the months of August and September 2020, was followed by the first part of the New Flemish Protection Mechanism, for entrepreneurs with significant loss of turnover and hospitality businesses subject to mandatory closure. From 4 January 2021, you can also apply for the next part of the Flemish Protection Mechanism. This part concerns the period from 15 November through 31 December 2020. read more ...
Brexit: organise your future employment now
News 2nd of December 2020
On 1 January 2021, Brexit will bring the free movement of people between the EU and the United Kingdom to an end. From this date, Belgians moving to the UK or UK citizens moving to Belgium will be treated as third-country nationals. What does this mean for European nationals who are currently working in the UK, or British workers in our country? What are the specific requirements for employment in another country? We found out for you. read more ...
NSSO launches compensation for social security contributions
News 27th of November 2020
The government has created a compensation scheme for social security contributions over the third quarter as additional support for employers in heavily affected sectors and sectors forced to close due to the coronavirus crisis. The compensation will be equivalent to the basic employer’s contributions and portion of the student solidarity contribution owed by the employer. To help with this measure, the NSSO also recently set up the online ‘NSSO compensation check’ service. read more ...
Impact of expanded definition of permanent establishment on foreign companies
News 24th of November 2020
Since 2020, the definition of ‘permanent establishment’ has expanded in scope. Due to the concept’s expansion under both the Belgian definition and the definition in the double taxation treaty, permanent establishment is now more easily achieved. The impact on foreign corporations can be significant. read more ...
Brexit: no EU refund for British VAT from 1 January 2021
News 12th of November 2020
In recent years, people who conducted business with the United Kingdom could use the European VAT-Refund application to claim back any VAT paid in the UK. This is yet another arrangement that will be impacted by Brexit. What does this mean in practice for enterprises wishing to claim a VAT refund from the UK? read more ...
Why you should start investing in sustainable entrepreneurship today
News 5th of November 2020
The protracted coronavirus crisis is a curse for many and a blessing for others. Companies that conduct their business in a sustainable, ecological and responsible manner appear to be far less impacted by the crisis. But why is that exactly? And what are the benefits of sustainable entrepreneurship? read more ...
Brexit: no intra-community supply from 1 January 2021
News 4th of November 2020
On 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union. However, we subsequently entered a transition period that ends on 31 December 2020. Brexit’s consequences will therefore only become truly apparent from 1 January 2021. What does this mean in practical terms for enterprises that supply goods to UK customers? read more ...
New mandatory submission of supporting documents for UBO registration
News 29th of October 2020
On 11 October 2020, it became a legal requirement to substantiate the accuracy and currency of information recorded in the UBO register regarding ultimate beneficial owners. This was previously a point of debate. A transition period is provided for entrepreneurs who already took action before this date. read more ...
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