New developments in cross border working between Luxembourg and Belgium
Will there be soon an update of the mutual agreement (accord amiable) of 16 March 2015 to the Belgium - Luxembourg Tax Treaty?
Equity granted by a foreign parent company: recent developments
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…
France 2018 - “Année Blanche” ?
Currently, French income tax is generally collected in the year after the income has been earned after the filing of a tax return.
The Ne Bis in Idem Rule: Do the EUCJ and the ECtHR Follow the Same Track?
On 20 March 2018 the Grand Chamber of the EUCJ delivered three rulings on the extent to which the principle of ne bis in idem permits Member States from imposing…
PRESS RELEASE - WTS Global opens US desk in New York and San Francisco
WTS Global opens US desk in New York and San Francisco to further strengthen its footprint in North America.
Luxembourg UBO register accessible to all !
On 10 July 2018, government amendments were proposed to the draft bill introducing the UBO register in Luxembourg (the “Register”). These amendments are in line with the provisions of Directive…
Luxembourg issues a circular on cryptocurrencies
On July 26, 2018 the Luxembourg tax authorities issued Circular L.I.R. n°14/5 - 99/3 - 99bis/3 on the Luxembourg tax treatment of transactions involving cryptocurrencies (the “Circular”).The main aspects of…
Luxembourg VAT Grouping – Luxembourg government publishes its final law
For prior coverage after the introduction of the bill of law dated 16 April 2018 (the “Bill”), we refer to our newsletter of 3 May 2018. As indicated in our…
VAT and immovable rent: what to know about the final draft law!
In March 2018, the Belgian government reached a final agreement on the introduction of an optional system for VAT and immovable rent. At that time, the main characteristics of the…
VAT deduction and active holdings: EU case law widens the scope
On July 5, 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a new and welcome judgment about input VAT recovery by holding companies (ECJ, Marle Participations SARL, C-320/17,…
Luxembourg draft law to implement the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD)
On June 19th, 2018 was released the draft law (the “Draft Law”) implementing, among other provisions inspired by BEPS, the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (“ATAD” or the “Directive”). ATAD was…