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Highlighting the new aspects
New Flemish rental decree on the cards
On 14 July 2017 the Flemish Government approved the draft bill for the Rental Decree (the Huurdecreet), which aims to provide greater legal certainty in the contractual relationship between lessees and landlords. In anticipation of the Rental Decree coming before the Flemish Parliament, we are highlighting the new aspects of the draft bill. Towards a broader scope: ‘a property or a part there
Notable points from the coalition agreement
The Dutch 2017-2021 coalition agreement: Key tax aspects
The Dutch coalition agreement for 2017-2021 was published on 10 October and, in fiscal terms, it contains a number of notable points: The introduction of a withholding tax on royalties and interest derived from sources going to countries with extremely low tax rates; Income tax rates are set to be divided into two brackets (36.93% and 49.5%) while tax credits will be raised (keeping with t
New rules for pension savings
New rules for a Private Supplementary Pension for newly self-employed persons as an ancillary occupation
Since the new copayment scheme for self-employed persons took effect, the rules for a Private Supplementary Pension for newly self-employed persons as an ancillary occupation have also changed. Until 1 January 2015 a starting self-employed person in an ancillary occupation could immediately save for a supplementary pension, on the condition that he or she paid at least the same social security
4 must-knows about vat and customs authorities
The latest news from the VAT and customs authorities
An irregular or incomplete invoice will no longer automatically prevent the deduction of VAT.
The basis for lifting the Swiss banking secrecy
Belgian-Swiss double taxation convention Amendment takes effect
On 10 April 2014 Belgium and Switzerland signed an Amendment of the Convention on preventing double taxation for taxes on income and on assets. This Amendment entails a number of significant innovations. For example, the Amendment contains an article on exchanging information within the double taxation convention between Belgium and Switzerland, with this provision being the basis for lifting Swis
The basic requirements appear to be identical
The new insolvency law will also affect those in liberal professions
Insolvency of companies Minister of Justice Koen Geens is steadily moving forward, and after a comprehensive overhaul of the Companies Code and the codification of the company law in the Economic Law Code, we are now set for the codification and updating of the insolvency law. The Law of 11 August 2017 saw a brand new and rather hefty Book XX added to the Economic Law Code, ‘Insolvency of compa
Establishing, requirements and consequences of a VAT group
How the Summer Agreement affects VAT groups
Establishing a VAT group in order to avoid losing the right to deduct input tax on the grounds of renting out immoveable property It is a regular event for a company (such as a real estate company) that is part of a group of companies to buy or build property, which it then makes available for use by another of the group’s companies (such as an operating company). The latter company will then p
A two-stage rocket: 2018 & 2020
Summer agreement: What will change for corporation tax?
You will no doubt have discovered from one of the many news stories that the federal government reached an agreement on 26 July 2017 on the corporation tax overhaul and its decreased rates. Other measures resulting from this ‘summer agreement’ are the tax on securities accounts, the expansion of flexible jobs, the option to make the rental of property subject to VAT and the reform of the tax o
Important things and pitfalls to consider
Working with self-employed persons: things to consider for cooperation agreements with self-employed persons
For most companies it is a daily part of life to work together with independent service providers and it is a highly flexible and easy form of cooperation.
Measures concerning self-employment, penalties, savings & flexible jobs
Summer agreement: more than corporation tax alone
You will no doubt have discovered from one of the many news stories that the federal government reached an agreement on 26 July 2017 on the corporation tax overhaul and its decreased rates. Other measures resulting from this ‘summer agreement’ are the tax on securities accounts, the expansion of flexible jobs, the option to make the rental of property subject to VAT and the reform of the tax o
What are the consequences and the opportunities?
Buying real estate in the Netherlands: are there tax benefits?
In recent years the purchase of property in the Netherlands has seen an uptick, especially in the beachside town of Cadzand, where 1,500 new apartments and houses are being be built between 2008 and 2020. This is the perfect opportunity to examine the (tax) consequences of buying real estate in the Netherlands and the opportunities it offers in respect of asset and inheritance planning. This artic
A refresher on the current state of affairs
Interest on savings accounts with foreign institutions: Belgian rapped over the knuckles again for its exemption
With tax return season lurking on the horizon it is a good idea to have a refresher on the current state of affairs with respect to the exemption for interest on savings accounts. The general rule as regards the exemption At the present, the first bracket of €1,880 (for tax year 2018, base sum of €1,250) of the income from regulated savings accounts (those accounts where the bank complies
 

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