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Income Taxation of Trusts in Belgium

Trusts do not exist under Belgian civil law. However, trusts governed by foreign law are generally analyzed by applying conflict of law rules. As a result, Belgium will generally recognize…
Events
8 February 2017 | 16.30h - 18.30h | London

Seminar STEP: 'Global and European Crossroads : Dutch and Belgian Cross-Border Estate Planning'

Speaker: Alain Van Geel
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Luxembourg introduces new rules applicable to intra-group financing companies

1. Introduction The Luxembourg direct tax authorities issued on 27 December 2016 new guidelines by means of the issuance of Circular L.I.R. no. 56/1 – 56bis/1 (hereinafter the “Circular”) which…
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Commission proposes new measures to modernize VAT for cross-border B2C e-commerce

On 1 December 2016, the European Commission has proposed various legislative changes to improve the current VAT rules on e-commerce1.
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Advocate General ECJ: Fairness Tax contrary to art. 4 Parent-Subsidiary Directive

In a case pending before the European Court of Justice, the Court has been asked to determine whether the Belgian “Fairness Tax” is compatible with the freedom of establishment and…
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The new Belgian REIF - Ready for 'take-off'

The Royal Decree containing the regulatory framework for the new Belgian Real Estate Investment Fund (“REIF”) has finally been published in the Belgian Official Gazette. Belgian and international real estate…
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Does the finance structure of your real estate investments need to be reviewed?

Unfortunately, there is as yet no final agreement on a major reform of the Belgian corporate income tax system. However, increasing numbers of tax measures do not require an agreement…
Events
7 December 2016 | 09.00h - 11.00h | University of Antwerp

Morning lectures - Domestic anti-abuse rules and treaty override

Speaker: Anne Van de Vijver en Koen Morbée
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6-7 March 2017 | Claridge's Hotel, London, England

22nd Annual IBA International Wealth Transfer Practice Conference

Speaker: Gerd D Goyvaerts
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10 November - 12 November 2016 | Budapest (Hungary)

WTS Global Meeting 2016 in Budapest

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Permanent establishments: recent developments

The notion of permanent establishment (‘PE’) and the attribution of profits to a PE continue to develop at an ever-increasing pace. Enterprises engaged in cross-border activities should keep a close…
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Netherlands: proposals on cooperatives and dividend withholding tax

On the third Tuesday of September 2016, which is traditionally Budget Day in the Netherlands, the Deputy Minister of Finance sent a letter to the Dutch Parliament containing proposed changes…
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Luxembourg: VAT on directors' fees

On 30 September 2016, the Luxembourg VAT Administration published the much awaited circular-letter on the VAT treatment of company directors (circular-letter 781).
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New tax treaty between Belgium and Japan may stimulate cross-border investments

A new tax treaty between Belgium and Japan was signed on 12 October 2016. This treaty, once it becomes applicable, will significantly increase cross-border business opportunities for individuals and corporations…
Events
24 november 2016 | 11.30h - 17.00h | Brussel

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Luxembourg: VAT on director fees

On 30 September 2016, the Luxembourg VAT Administration published the much awaited circular-letter on the VAT treatment of company directors (circular-letter 781). This circular-letter is the first official comment by…
Events
17 - 18 November 2016 | Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam

IBA Conference: The New Era of Taxation

Speaker: Ivo Vande Velde
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18 september 2016 - 23 september 2016 | Washington

IBA Annual Conference

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27 September 2016 | 16.00h - 17.15h | Madrid (Spain)

Special IFA Session: European Union State Aid Cases

Events
30 September 2016 - 1 October 2016 | Vienna (Austria)

Corporate Tax Alliance meeting 2016

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Belgium applies VAT exemption for management of alternative collective investment funds

The Belgian VAT exemption for the management of investment funds has recently changed following the introduction of the new Belgian Real Estate Investment Trust (B-REIT). However, this change goes further…
Events
23 August 2016 - 27 August 2016 | Munich (Germany)

54th International Young Lawyers Congress

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30 September 2016 - 1 October 2016 | Wyoming (USA)

STEP Wyoming 2016: International Estate Planning Conference

Speaker: Gerd D. Goyvaerts
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