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Belgium News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

IMF 'Sees Merit' In Belgian Corporate Tax Cut

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The International Monetary Fund has recommended that Belgium could reduce its rate of corporate tax within a wider tax reform plan that should aim to remove distortions from the business tax system.Read Full Story


Belgian Pension Funds Rally Against EU FTT

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 2, 2016

Belgian pension funds have urged the Government to withdraw from the proposed European Union financial transaction tax, warning that the tax could "devastate" the industry.Read Full Story



MEPs Reject Call For Court Review Of CETA

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The European Parliament has rejected a request by 89 Members of European Parliament to refer the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement to the European Court of Justice for an opinion. Read Full Story


Belgium's Fairness Tax In Breach Of EU Law, Says AG

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

An Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has concluded that Belgium's fairness tax is incompatible with the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive.Read Full Story



EU Publishes Tax-GDP Ratios For Member States

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, November 28, 2016

The tax-to-GDP ratio in the European Union remained stable in 2015, while the ratio in the Eurozone was down slightly on the previous year. Read Full Story


ESRI: Brexit To Hit UK-Europe Trade

by Amanda Banks,, London

Monday, November 28, 2016

If the UK's trading relationship with the EU reverts to World Trade Organisation rules post-Brexit, the impact on trade with individual EU member states will depend on the volume and nature of the merchandise traded, Ireland's Economic and Social Research Institute has said. Read Full Story