Belgian Ruling procedure
Increasing tax initiatives worldwide create tax uncertainty for individuals and corporations. In Belgium, taxpayers can remedy this uncertainty by filing for an advanced ruling. More about the tax ruling procedure can be found in this factsheet.
Wealth tax in Belgium
See factsheet below.
Read more about the Belgian voluntary disclosure regime below.
Tax incentives in Belgium
Foreign investors and enterprises therefor regularly ask us for legitimate ways to reduce the corporate tax rate for their Belgian establishments. This factsheet therefor provides them with an overview of regularly applied Belgian income tax incentives for enterprises and their personnel.
35 years of expat tax regime celebrated with a factsheet: In this factsheet, you will find an overview of the advantages of the Belgian expat tax regime.
Artists and athletes
Innovation Income Deduction Regime
Rulings and tax havens
See news alert below.
Reporting obligations for Belgian Employers
See news alert below.
Partnership announcement Gertjan Verachtert
A new year brings new beginnings! We are pleased to inform you that Gertjan Verachtert has been promoted to partner of our firm as of this year. Feel free to congratulate Gertjan through firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with him through LinkedIn.
Changes to Belgian Cayman Tax finalized
Changes to Belgian Cayman Tax or so-called look-through-tax
Vacature Office Manager
Gezocht: enthousiaste en leergierige office manager, die een jong en groeiend team van advocaten wil ondersteunen op vlak van office management. Contactname Isabelle Verschueren – email@example.com
Werken over de Belgisch-Nederlandse grens heen
Erik Sansen, Gertjan Verachtert en Tilde Callebaut spreken op 16 november 2018 op een Infotopics-seminarie mbt de fiscale voor- en nadelen van zaken doen in Nederland. Zij worden vergezeld door andere Belgische en Nederlandse experten ter zake.
Cryptocurrency capital gain can be tax exempt in Belgium
Can I donate money to a child in New Zealand?
Taxpayers need to take into account the international reality in which their families live and their investments are located. A reader of De Standaard asked Gertjan Verachtert what the tax implications are of a cross-border inheritance or gift to a beneficiary living in New Zeeland.
A Royal Decree of July, 31, 2018 published the guidelines for the Belgian UBO-register. More information can be found here.
Investeren in een Spaans buitenverblijf?
Erik Sansen en Gertjan Verachtert gaven een toelichting in De Standaard naar aanleiding van de Spanje Expobeurs en Second Home Expo.
U vindt het artikel hier.
SITL will be speaking together with Renate Barbaix for M&D Kluwer both on fiscal and civil law aspects of emigration
13.30 – 17.00 in Kontich, De Jachthoorn (Seminar will be given in Dutch only)
Newsletter French withholding tax and update UBO-register
The Belgian Supreme Court decided that French withholding tax can be reclaimed in Belgium by Belgian residents. This may also be relevant in relation to other jurisdictions.
Erik Sansen en Gertjan Verachtert will be speaking on M&D Seminars’ International Tax theme day
Topics to be treated are : how to successfully relocate from Belgium, what about cross border payments to your new home country, tax regimes in Portugal, Italy, etc.
SITL in Trends with regard to relocating to Switzerland
Further to SITL’s recent publication of it’s new book on Emigration SITL was interviewed in Trends in relation to relocating to Switzerland.
Erik Sansen and Gertjan Verachtert will be speaking for the Luxembourg Estate Planning Skill Group
Topics that will be addressed : tax aspects of living in Belgium and working in Luxembourg or France, relocating to Malta, Cyprus, Switzerland, Portugal or the UK, etc.
Italië voerde onlangs een fiscaal regime in, waarbij aan nieuwkomers onder bepaalde voorwaarden een fiscaal gunstig belastingregime gegund wordt.
SITL in the spotlight
Interviewed by Discover Benelux
Publication on Belgian Cayman Tax in legal doctrine Fiscale Actualiteit
Gertjan Verachtert co-authored an article in Belgian legal doctrine newspaper Fiscale Actualiteit on Belgian Cayman Tax (Tax transparancy legislation in relation to trusts, foundations and offshore companies).