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Belgium Waiving VAT On COVID-19-Related Activities

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, March 30, 2020

On March 24, 2020, the Belgian tax authority announced value-added tax will not be levied on medical equipment donated to hospitals and healthcare facilities. Read Full Story

 


Belgium Extends Deadlines In Light Of COVID-19

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, March 30, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the Belgian tax authorities announced the postponement of various value-added tax filing and payment deadlines to support companies during the coronavirus crisis. Read Full Story

 


IMF Proposes Reforms For Belgium

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Belgium should look to broaden its tax base to fund labor tax reductions, the International Monetary Fund has said in its annual report for the country. Read Full Story

 


Austria May Pull Out Of European Financial Transactions Tax Talks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

On February 19, 2020, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz issued a statement to say that he remains "committed" to the introduction of a financial transactions tax at European Union level along the same lines as that proposed by the German Government last month, despite opposition from within the EU, notably from Austria. Read Full Story

 


Belgium Urged To Pursue Lower Taxes On Labor

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Belgium should continue to pursue structural reforms to its tax, labor, and pension systems, a new report from the OECD recommends. Read Full Story

 


Austria Rejects German Financial Transactions Tax Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said that Austria does not agree with new German proposals for a European financial transactions tax. Read Full Story

 


EU Member States Slow To Implement VAT Quick Fixes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against 14 member states for failing to implement the so-called value-added tax quick fixes. Read Full Story

 


Many EU States Tardy In Adopting Anti-Tax Avoidance Directives

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 6, 2020

On January 24, 2020, the European Commission issued formal notices to numerous European Union member states with regards to lapses in the implementation of various EU anti-tax avoidance directives. Read Full Story

 


EU Financial Transactions Tax Agreement Close, Says Scholz

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 27, 2020

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has said he is confident that an agreement can be reached on a European Union financial transactions tax. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Sets Out 2020 Tax Treaty Goals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 27, 2020

On January 20, 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Finance announced the list of countries with which the Netherlands intends to negotiate new or amended double tax treaties in 2020. Read Full Story

 

 

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