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Is your business prepared for transfer pricing audits?
News 15th of May 2019
The number of transfer pricing checks has therefore increased dramatically since the beginning of 2019. And yet the concept of ‘transfer pricing’ still seems to be a distant concern for a great many companies. Should these companies be concerned? read more ...
Employee stock option plan in Belgium: reporting of taxable benefits and withholding tax on wages also required in an international context
News 14th of March 2019
Are you looking to reward your employees individually and bind them to the company to some extent? Then a stock option plan, offering discounted or free shares can offer a solution here. read more ...
The new Belgian Company Code voted and approved!
News 4th of March 2019
It has been a daunting task, but on 28 February 2019 the new Belgian Company Code was nonetheless approved. This new Belgian Company Code will take effect in stages as from 1 May 2019. The new Code entails quite a few substantial changes; the legislator had stipulated that the new Code must be simplified and be more flexible. Below is a brief outline of a few key points: read more ...
Our bank details have changed...
News 1st of March 2019
Or maybe not? This could have been in an email from finance@vlt.be (instead of finance@vdl.be). And if you had not paid attention, all your payments to us would have gone to the bank account of a fraudster. read more ...
EORI Number and E.T. 14.000 permit: Two Essentials for the Movement of Goods Outside the EU
News 26th of February 2019
The European internal market has allowed many SMEs and large companies to flourish and grow. After some time, a company often wants to enter other markets and do business in and with countries outside the European Union. read more ...
Guideline on the refund of historic VAT for optional leasing with VAT
News 24th of January 2019
Further to the recent legislative amendment, as of 1 January 2019, under certain conditions there is an option to apply VAT to lease agreements relating to (new) buildings. Not only does this optional levy open up the right to deduct the VAT incurred after 1 January 2019, but also the historic VAT. On 10 January 2019, on its website the Tax Authorities published a guideline concerning the refund of this historic VAT. read more ...
Developments in the Law of Evidentiary Requirements – Threshold Amounts and Digitisation
News 22nd of January 2019
The law of evidentiary requirements laid down in our Civil Code needs to be changed. On 31 October 2018, the government submitted a bill on the law of evidence. Minister of Justice Koen Geens aims to make the Belgian Civil Code more in touch with people and contemporary society and is also addressing the issue of the law on evidentiary requirements. read more ...
New single permit procedure implemented on 1 January 2019
News 17th of January 2019
In a previous article we told you that the Regions and the Federal State were working on the introduction of the single permit. This single permit is the combined permit which allows a national of a non-EU country to live and work in Belgium. The procedure has now been developed in full and has been in force in Belgium since 1 January 2019. This procedure means that Belgium has finally transposed Directive 2011/98/EU. read more ...
Brexit deal has been rejected: what’s next?
News 16th of January 2019
Almost 3 years after the British people voted to exit the European Union, last night, British parliament rejected by a large majority Prime Minister Theresa May’s and the European Union’s Brexit deal. A no-deal scenario is more than ever likely and it is highly recommended that companies are prepared for what comes next. read more ...
The importance of a good transfer pricing policy with the entry into force of the Belgian CFC legislation
News 14th of January 2019
Profit shifts have been a top priority for the OECD, the G20 and Europe for some time. The result of this is the various measures that were implemented, inter alia, under the BEPS action plan. From 1 January 2019, the new CFC legislation came into effect in Belgium. With this, Belgium is taking the next step. read more ...
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