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Belgium Confirms CIT Filing Deadlines

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Belgium's tax authority has announced corporate tax return filing deadlines for the 2019 tax year, with a concession for those with a deadline prior to September 26, 2019. Read Full Story


Belgium Begins Accepting Personal Income Tax Returns

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, May 10, 2019

On May 2, 2019, Belgium's finance ministry confirmed that the Tax-on-web portal has been opened for personal and corporate income tax returns for the 2019 fiscal year. Read Full Story


Belgian Cabinet Approves Brexit Tax Law

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Belgium's Council of Ministers has approved a draft law that would temporarily treat the United Kingdom as a member of the European Union for Belgian tax purposes should the UK leave the EU having failed to agree any withdrawal arrangements. Read Full Story


Belgian Excess Profits Regime Not Unlawful Says EU Court

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

On February 14, 2019, the General Court of the European Union annulled the European Commission's decision that the Belgian tax regime relating to the excess profit of multinational companies is contrary to EU law. Read Full Story


Belgium Introduces Optional VAT On Property Leases

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 21, 2019

On January 10, 2018, the Belgian Ministry of Finance reminded taxpayers letting and leasing certain real estate that they can opt in to the value-added tax regime. Read Full Story


Belgium Reminds Traders Of Upcoming VAT Deadlines

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Belgian tax agency has issued a reminder to value-added tax-registered persons of their obligations to file VAT returns and pay VAT during the holiday season. Read Full Story


OECD States Tapped VAT, CIT To Achieve Record Revenues In 2017

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 7, 2018

Last year, the tax burden in OECD countries reached its highest level recorded, at 34.2 percent of gross domestic product, up 20 basis points on 2016, largely due to increasing taxes on personal consumption and companies. Read Full Story


Estonia Tops Tax Foundation's Tax Competitiveness Index

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, October 29, 2018

Estonia has topped the Tax Foundation's International Tax Competitiveness Index for the fifth successive year, being deemed to have the "best tax code in the OECD." Read Full Story


Denmark Pledges To Lower Tax Burden More

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Danish tax burden will continue its downtrend trend in the coming years, Danish Tax Minister Karsten Lauritzen has said. Read Full Story


OECD Personal Tax Burden Crept Higher Still In 2017

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, April 27, 2018

Belgium, Denmark, and Germany have the highest personal income tax burdens, at over 35 percent, among OECD countries, according to the latest OECD Taxing Wages report, which says that just over half of countries made small increases to their average personal tax rates last year. Read Full Story



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