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Taxation of foreign investment income: new approach benefits taxpayers

Taxation of foreign investment income: new approach benefits taxpayers

Taxation of foreign investment income: new approach benefits taxpayers On 9 July 2020, the Belgian tax authorities published an administrative letter (Circular Nr. 2020/C/96) in respect to foreign investment and savings income, stating that when Belgium taxes this...

More new tax measures announced in response to COVID-19 pandemic

More new tax measures announced in response to COVID-19 pandemic

More new tax measures announced in response to COVID-19 pandemic  The Belgian Federal Parliament has recently published a new bill (labelled ‘CORONA III’) regarding several urgent tax-related measures because of COVID-19. The draft contains various initiatives...

EU citizens face new UK workers immigration system from 2021

EU citizens face new UK workers immigration system from 2021

EU citizens face new UK workers immigration system from 2021Following Brexit, immigrants from mainland Europe will face significant procedural changes to their future situation. This is the aftermath of the EU freedom of movement coming to an end in the UK this year....

Non-Resident Income Tax (tax year 2019) – Extended payment deadline

Non-Resident Income Tax (tax year 2019) – Extended payment deadline

Non-Resident Income Tax (tax year 2019) – Extended payment deadline If you submitted a NR tax return in 2019 for your 2018 Belgian earnings (either as an expat or a normal Non-Resident) and you received your tax assessment now in May or early June, you have an extra...

More strict Belgian tax treatment of foreign investment income

More strict Belgian tax treatment of foreign investment income

More strict Belgian tax treatment of foreign investment incomeBelgian tax residents are required to report their worldwide earnings to the tax authorities, including foreign investment income (e.g. interest and dividends). Even if this foreign income has already been...

OECD recommendations for cross-border employment in view of COVID-19

OECD recommendations for cross-border employment in view of COVID-19

OECD recommendations for cross-border employment in view of COVID-19 The coronavirus outbreak has forced many employees to work from home and made companies and organizations worldwide take unprecedented measures to continue supporting employment. In a cross-border...

COVID-19 unintended tax consequences for cross-border employment

COVID-19 unintended tax consequences for cross-border employment

COVID-19: unintended tax consequences for cross-border employment Due to the recent pandemic, most employees are not allowed to cross the border anymore and are forced to work from home. Due to these restrictions, employees can no longer work in the country where they...

Do the tax authorities have unlimited access to the UBO-Register ?

Do the tax authorities have unlimited access to the UBO-Register ?

Do the tax authorities have unlimited access to the UBO-Register ?The Belgian UBO-Register is a domestic database that organizes and structures up-to-date information regarding Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs) of corporate and other legal entities incorporated in...

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