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News 2nd of February 2021 By Febe Louage and Stephanie Vanmarcke

Investing in France now fiscally advantageous!

Investing in France now fiscally advantageous!

Individual investors taxed twice for French dividends

  • +The French withholding tax is 15% for dividends declared before 2018 (provided certain conditions are met).
  • +The French withholding tax is 12.8% for dividends declared from 2018.

How is this double taxation avoided?

Stubborn Belgian tax authorities give up the fight

How can you claim this tax credit?

Belgian dividendFrench dividend before 2018French dividend from 2018
Gross dividend€ 100€ 100€ 100
French withholding tax- € 15- € 12,8
Belgian tax- € 30- € 25,5- € 26,16
Tax credit+ € 12,75+ € 13,08
Net dividend= € 70= € 72,25= 74,12

What does the future hold?

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Febe Louage
Febe Louage
Stephanie Vanmarcke
Stephanie Vanmarcke