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News 23rd of August 2022 By Ine Coolman and Hannelore Durieu

What do you need to know, as a taxpayer with assets abroad?

What do you need to know, as a taxpayer with assets abroad?

More about assets abroad

  • +Always specify the total value of your real estate, whether or not you are a joint owner of the property
  • +Anyone with rights in rem to real estate abroad must submit a questionnaire – even if you only benefit from usufruct or are a joint owner of the property. If you only hold the bare ownership, you do not need to submit a questionnaire
  • +Ensure that questionnaires relating to the same real estate correspond
  • +If you buy real estate abroad, you must submit this questionnaire within four months of making the purchase
  • +If you fail to list this real estate, or any foreign accounts, or haven't completed all the necessary formalities, you risk being charged a proportional or administrative fine if you are audited by the tax authorities.

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Ine Coolman
Ine Coolman
Hannelore Durieu
Hannelore Durieu