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Belgian tax exemption for interest on foreign savings accounts

Belgian tax exemption for interest on foreign savings accounts

The Belgian tax authorities recently published a circular letter (Nr. 2020/C/33, dd. 21 February 2020) that clarifies the tax exemption conditions for interest on (regulated) foreign savings accounts. This is relevant for anybody who is taxed in Belgium as a resident...

Resident tax filing season 2020: when are taxes due?

Resident tax filing season 2020: when are taxes due?

If you lived in Belgium in 2019 or you earned an income here, you will probably need to file a tax return soon to declare and pay tax on your earnings. The 2020 return will cover the period between 1.01.2019 and 31.12.2019. While the filing form itself has already...

LEGALMONDO – Work with the Right International Lawyer

LEGALMONDO – Work with the Right International Lawyer

LEGALMONDO is an online platform that currently brings together around 125 lawyers and legal advisors from over 45 countries and 80 cities in the world. Every member is an expert selected in a certain area of law, with a special focus on cross-border issues

Belgian tax authorities are asking questions about your foreign assets

Belgian tax authorities are asking questions about your foreign assets

With the automatic exchange of information that involves the systematic and periodic transmission of ‘bulk’ taxpayer information by the source country to the residence country, we see it often that our clients receive a question for information from the Belgian tax...

Portugal introduces taxation on foreign pensions under NHR regime

Portugal introduces taxation on foreign pensions under NHR regime

Under the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) tax regime, private individuals who move to Portugal and become a resident there, are entitled to significant income tax benefits, which are particularly of interest to high-net-worth individuals, those who perform high...

Belgian Constitutional Court abolishes Tax on Securities Accounts.

Belgian Constitutional Court abolishes Tax on Securities Accounts.

Belgian Constitutional Court abolishes Tax on Securities Accounts. The tax on securities accounts (TSA) was adopted back in February 2018. As a reminder, the TSA is a tax levied at a rate of 0.15% on the total value of in-scope securities held by Belgian individual...

Reduced dividend withholding tax under new Belgian Company Law.

Reduced dividend withholding tax under new Belgian Company Law.

Reduced dividend withholding tax under new Belgian Company Law. As widely announced and discussed, the new Belgian Code on Companies and Associations entered into force on 1 May 2019. The new law affects every Belgian company, non-profit association and foundation, as...

New tax exemption for Belgian and foreign dividend income.

New tax exemption for Belgian and foreign dividend income.

New tax exemption for Belgian and foreign dividend income. For some time already, interest income earned on ‘regulated’ (Belgian) savings accounts have been tax exempt up to €1,880 per taxpayer per year. Any amount earned above this was taxed at a reduced tax rate of...

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