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News - 16 Jul 2020

European Commission presents new tax initiatives (Tax Package)

On 15 July 2020, the European Commission presented various initiatives that are intended to further increase tax transparency and compliance with tax obligations,...

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cayman in it's natural habitat
News - 16 Jul 2020

The Cayman tax’ natural habitat: low-taxed environments outside the EEA

cayman (ˈkeɪ mən) n., pl. -mans any of several tropical American crocodilians of the genus Caiman and allied genera - tax: a type of tax, esp. one perceived...

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News - 15 Jul 2020

Taxation of foreign dividends: new circular letter revokes unlawful instruction

The internal instruction 2019/I/45 of 26 September 2019 on the taxation of foreign dividends has caused controversy. This instruction stipulated that the deductible...

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Apple-Decision-State-Aid-July-2020
News - 15 Jul 2020

EU General Court annuls European Commission’s decision in Apple State aid case

The General Court’s judgment finds that the Commission did not sufficiently demonstrate that a selective advantage was granted to these companies.

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European flags in front of a building - intl tax flash state aid Jul 2020
News - 15 Jul 2020

European Commission recommends EU-wide State aid ban to companies linked to EU-blacklisted jurisdictions

EU member states do not grant financial support to companies with links to countries that are on the EU's list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

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fingers picking up coins
News - 14 Jul 2020

Will your income deriving from private equity funds be taxable in 2019?

The investment structure of private equity funds can take many different forms. If you have invested in a fund structured in the form of an investment company...

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News - 10 Jul 2020

Initiative legislative proposal to introduce “exit tax” for Dutch dividend withholding tax for certain cross-border reorganizations

Initiative legislative proposal to introduce “exit tax” for Dutch dividend withholding tax for certain cross-border reorganizations.

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Chambers and Partners Europe 2020 - Loyens & Loeff Belgium
News - 09 Jul 2020

Loyens & Loeff recognised as Top-tier Law Firm in Private Wealth Legal and Tax Advice

Today, 9 July 2020, Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (HNW) has published its rankings for 2020.

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Cayman half above and half in water
News - 09 Jul 2020

The Cayman tax: to trust or not to trust

cayman (ˈkeɪ mən) n., pl. -mans any of several tropical American crocodilians of the genus Caiman and allied genera - tax: a type of tax, esp. one perceived...

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Climate and environment at odds with each other
News - 08 Jul 2020

Climate and environment at odds with each other

An EU law hitch hampers onshore wind farms in the Flemish Region.

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The end of tax-free gifts made before foreign notaries?
News - 08 Jul 2020

The end of tax-free gifts made before foreign notaries?

In principle, no gift tax is due in Belgium on the gift of movable assets when the gift is made in a foreign notarial deed. In Belgian succession planning, it...

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News - 07 Jul 2020

Sustainability in the Debt Markets: transparency for investors remains key

On 9 June, the 6th Annual General Meeting of the Green & Social Bond Principles was held, where the new Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles, an expansion of...

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