Real Estate Taxation
How do you structure your investment vehicle and acquisition with ever-changing national and international legislation? How do you uphold an unblemished reputation and simultaneously maintain an efficient tax structure? How do you monitor day-to-day compliance in an increasingly regulated environment and safeguard your investment return? These questions reflect the importance and relevance of our renowned real estate taxation advice.
Structuring and taxation are our strength. They enable us to anticipate tax pitfalls and integrate tax aspects at all stages of a project, keeping in mind that decisions made, even in the early stages of an investment, can have a significant impact on the profitability. We also advise on all taxation aspects relating to public-private partnerships.
ESG & Sustainable Investment
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the decisions of investors, companies, consumers, shareholders and policy- and lawmakers. The broadly supported awareness for the Environmental Social and Governance (‘ESG’) objectives is reflected in many international voluntary standards as well as in an increasing number of European regulations to mobilise financing for sustainable growth.
Over the past years, international attention for sustainability and responsible business has increased. As a result, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics have gained a prominent position
The anti-hybrid mismatch rules of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD2) aim to prevent situations of a double deduction and a deduction without a corresponding inclusion of the income at the level of the recipient resulting from a hybrid mismatch. All EU Member States have implemented ATAD2 in their domestic laws as from 1 January 2019 (for Belgium) or as from 1 January 2020 and 1 January 2022 (for a.o. the Netherlands and Luxembourg).
Following the second EU anti-tax avoidance directive, the further implementation of the reverse hybrid rule entering into force as of 2022.
Implementing Pillar One & Pillar Two
To adapt international tax rules to an increasingly digitalised economy, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework proposes a two-pillar overhaul of the existing system as from 2023/2024. Tax directors and their teams can already model the impact and assess opportunities for manageable restructurings to mitigate the increased complexity.
The new edition of the EU Tax Alert is available. With this publication we would like to keep you informed about the latest developments on EU tax law.
Substance & Tax Law
In recent years tax authorities have placed more emphasis on combatting the use of abusive and aggressive tax structures by companies operating across borders, to ensure fair taxation.
The European Commission recently issued a new proposal (ATAD 3). It is highly recommended that taxpayers assess the possible impact of the proposal and consider opportunities for strengthening their local footprint and/or restructuring.
In a Decree of 8 July 2022 the State Secretary of Finance withdraws the approval for the application of the exemption method for board member and supervisory board member fees.
The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic reach across borders, industries, and legal disciplines. That is why Loyens & Loeff has set up dedicated expert teams - to offer you an integrated answer to all your legal and tax questions related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Op 12 maart 2020 werd door het kabinet aangekondigd dat vanwege COVID-19 iedereen die daartoe in staat was de komende twee weken thuis moest werken.