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VAT Update for the Digital Economy

Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Tax professionals of the VAT Committee of WTS (World Tax Services), including Tiberghien's Stijn Vastmans and Stein De Maeijer and T/A economics' Andy Neuteleers, share their views on VAT issues that online…
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Pricaf Privée legislation adapted

Friday, 26 April 2019
The law on various financial provisions has been successfully passed prior to the dissolution of parliament. The new legislative text introduces several amendments throughout the Belgian financial legislation a.o. provisions of…
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Ceci n’est pas une cigarette. The concept of ‘cigars or cigarillos’ for excise purposes

Wednesday, 17 April 2019
In a recent judgment, the Court of Justice ruled that rolls of tobacco part of whose outer wrapper of natural tobacco is covered, at the filter, by an additional paper…
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The MLI ratification process formally completed - What happens next for Luxembourg?

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
On 14 February 2019, the law ratifying the OECD Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (“Multilateral Instrument” or “MLI”) was adopted by Luxembourg Parliament. On…
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Luxembourg VAT updates

Monday, 08 April 2019
Brexit Newsletter from AED The Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (AED) has issued a Newsletter informing all taxpayers of VAT related consequences of a British exit from the European…
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“Two beers or not two beers, that’s the question” - The definition of “beer” and its taxable basis for excise duties

Friday, 29 March 2019
Two recent judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union are of particular importance for the European beer sector. These judgments do not only result in certain beers…
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Welcoming changes to interest limitation rules for Luxembourg tax unities

Wednesday, 13 March 2019
On 4 March 2019, the Luxembourg government presented its draft 2019 budget law to its parliament. This draft budget law includes some measures which the government had already announced when…
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European Commission investigates tax treatment of Huhtamäki in Luxembourg

Monday, 11 March 2019
On 7 March 2019, the European Commission (the “EC”) announced that it will open an investigation into tax rulings issued by the Luxembourg tax authorities to Huhtalux S.à r.l. (“Huhtalux”),…
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ECJ interprets the notions of "beneficial ownership" and "tax abuse"

Thursday, 28 February 2019
In its highly anticipated judgments of 26 February 2019, the ECJ took a decision in the so-called “beneficial ownership”- cases. These cases relate to the application of the interest-royalty directive…
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State Aid Update: General Court annuls the Commission’s state aid decision concerning Belgium’s Excess Profit Rulings (EPR)

Friday, 15 February 2019
In the past Belgian entities could obtain an advance ruling from the Belgian tax authorities, confirming that profits regarded as being ‘excess’, in that they exceeded the profit that would…
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Luxembourg UBO register will be effective as from 1st March 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019
As announced in our previous articles (UBO register very close to be introduced in Luxembourg ! and Luxembourg UBO Register accessible to all !), Luxembourg will implement a register which…
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Tiberghien expands its customs and excise team

Friday, 11 January 2019
In order to service an increasing demand of specific expertise in the field of customs and excise duties, Tiberghien reinforces its Indirect Taxes practice group. With almost 20 years of…
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Brexit: no time to waste

Wednesday, 09 January 2019
Brexit will have a significant impact on all companies doing business with the UK. In particular, the consequences for customs and VAT will be tremendous. As recently emphasised by Minister…
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Pro League adopts action plan clarifying the role of football agents and increasing the transparency in Belgian football: potential tax consequences and points of attention

Friday, 21 December 2018
An expert panel of the Pro League (the organization representing the interests of all professional Belgian football clubs) appointed by the latter and presided by Belgian minister of State, Melchior…
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Tiberghien wins the prestigious Trends award for 'Best Law Firm in Tax Law 2018'.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018
We are very pleased to announce that Tiberghien has been named 'Best Law Firm in Tax Law 2018’ by the jury of Trends Legal Awards.  
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VAT and holding companies: European Court of Justice accepts the right to deduct input VAT on broken-deal costs

Thursday, 18 October 2018
On 17 October 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) delivered its ruling in the Ryanair case (C-249/17). This decision resolves the issue of input VAT recovery…
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New developments in cross border working between Luxembourg and Belgium

Monday, 15 October 2018
Will there be soon an update of the mutual agreement (accord amiable) of 16 March 2015 to the Belgium - Luxembourg Tax Treaty?
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New developments in cross border working between Luxembourg and Belgium

Monday, 15 October 2018
Will there be soon an update of the mutual agreement (accord amiable) of 16 March 2015 to the Belgium - Luxembourg Tax Treaty?
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Equity granted by a foreign parent company: recent developments

Friday, 12 October 2018
The Belgian government is contemplating to introduce a more general reporting and tax withholding obligation for Belgian companies/subsidiaries when benefits (such as free shares or shares at reduced price) are…
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France 2018 - “Année Blanche” ?

Thursday, 11 October 2018
Currently, French income tax is generally collected in the year after the income has been earned after the filing of a tax return.
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