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7 April 2020 update on the EU responses to COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis

In this EUTA Special edition we provide an overview of the most important tax measures announced last week by the European Commission, as well as by our home countries Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland following the COVID-19 crisis.

In this week’s edition we have also included measures that may be taken to improve the Dutch VAT position, a Q&A regarding Dutch tax relief measures, a Q&A regarding Luxembourg VAT issues and measures to address Swiss VAT implications.

For the complete overview of the most important announced tax measures see here.


Amend the Income Tax Treaty

Germany and the Netherlands signed an amending protocol to amend the Germany – Netherlands Income Tax Treaty. read more

Acquisition of shares by fund manager subject to RETT

The acquisition of shares in a real estate company by a fund manager is taxed with real estate transfer tax. read more
The Netherlands brings entity tax classification rules in line with international standards

The Netherlands brings entity tax classification rules

The current Dutch tax classification rules for Dutch and foreign entities are quite unique and therefore deviate from international standards. read more