Indirect Tax

Indirect tax is an increasingly challenging area of tax law. All companies have to find their way in a complex, ever changing and not always entirely harmonised legal environment. Indeed, although VAT & customs law is harmonised on a European level, differences with respect to the implementation and application of these European rules remain between EU member states. The combination of innovation and digitalisation also causes new challenges. And, not the least, tax authorities become better organised and informed, more aggressive in auditing tax payers.

Modified definition of sea vessels navigating on high seas will narrow scope of Belgian VAT exemption
News - 09 February 2018 - Belgium

Modified definition of sea vessels navigating on high seas will narrow scope of Belgian VAT exemption

The Belgian VAT exemption has been restricted since December 2017 upon request of the European Commission.
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Payment of contractual fine for delay in execution of work to be treated as out of scope indemnity payment for VAT purposes
News - 26 October 2017 - Belgium

Payment of contractual fine for delay in execution of work to be treated as out of scope indemnity payment for VAT purposes

On 25 October 2017 the Belgian VAT authorities clarified in a Circular Letter that payments specifically made to repair damage caused by a delay in the execution...
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ECJ tackles VAT exemption for cost sharing groups
News - 21 September 2017 - Belgium

ECJ tackles VAT exemption for costs sharing groups

On 21 September three rulings have been issued by the ECJ which will have a significant impact on the costs structure of businesses in the financial sector....
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News - 07 June 2016 - Belgium

Launch of the World Trade Controls blog

We are pleased to inform you that the International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (ICC Belgium) and the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) have launched...
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JCPOA WorldTradeControls

While EU countries reaffirm their commitment to the JCPOA, EU companies brace for impact


Risk management

Proactively and effectively managing your Indirect Tax is essential to generate growth, reduce costs, and minimise risks. The experts of our Indirect Tax team can assist to turn these challenges into competitive advantages.

Multidisciplinary approach, integrated solutions

Our Indirect Tax experts work in close collaboration with the other tax and legal specialists of our firm (in transfer pricing, real estate, finance, corporate M&A food law). When solving an issue, they look at it from different angles so as to provide you with sound integrated solutions.

How we can help

Our team responds to your needs by offering you the full scope of services in the following fields:

  • VAT
  • Customs & Excise Duties