Event cancelled? Check your VAT refund possibilities (Tiberghien)

Authors: Stijn Vastmans and Stein De Maeijer (Tiberghien) Publication date: 20/03/2020 The outbreak of the coronavirus has provoked an unprecedented surge of no-shows, postponements and cancellations in the event sector. In many cases, entrance tickets were already sold by the event-organizer or by a ticket selling intermediary. As a result, VAT on

2020-04-18T10:34:26+00:00 18 avril, 2020|Categories: TVA et douane|Tags: , , , , |

Coronavirus raises various tax questions in Belgium (Loyens & Loeff)

Authors: Nicolas Bertrand, Marc Dhaene, Natalie Reypens, Saskia Lust, Bert Gevers, Linda Brosens and Benno Daemen (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 19/03/2020 The rapid spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) leads to far-reaching measures at home and abroad. These measures may have (sometimes unexpected) tax consequences. Below, we cover various tax

2020-03-21T10:03:15+00:00 21 mars, 2020|Categories: Impôts directs TVA et douane|Tags: , , , , |

What about VAT after Brexit? (CMS)

Authors: Arnout Vaninbroukx and Olivier Querinjean (CMS) Publication date: 14/03/2019 Although the UK parliament ruled against the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the outcome of the current UK political controversy remains uncertain. Both businesses and governments in both Great Britain and EU are preparing for every eventuality, including the worst-case scenario of a

2019-03-22T05:22:25+00:00 22 mars, 2019|Categories: Droit fiscal TVA et douane|Tags: , , |

VAT and holding companies : European Court of Justice accepts the right to deduct input VAT on broken-deal costs (Tiberghien)

Authors: Stijn Vastmans and Gert Vranckx (Tiberghien) Publication date: 18/10/2018 On 17 October 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) delivered its ruling in the Ryanair case (C-249/17). This decision resolves the issue of input VAT recovery for costs in connection with unsuccessful share deals (broken-deal costs). We highlight below the

2018-10-24T10:51:39+00:00 24 octobre, 2018|Categories: Droit fiscal TVA et douane|Tags: , |

VAT deduction and active holdings : EU case law widens the scope (Tiberghien)

Author: Tiberghien VAT Team Date of publication: 18/07/2018 On July 5, 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a new and welcome judgment about input VAT recovery by holding companies (ECJ, Marle Participations SARL, C-320/17, click here). In a previous newsletter (click here) we discussed the opportunity for a

2018-07-24T11:18:21+00:00 24 juillet, 2018|Categories: Droit fiscal TVA et douane|Tags: , , |

Analysis of the impact of the split payment mechanism as an alternative VAT collection method (European Commission)

Author: this study was carried out for the European Commission by Deloitte Date of publication: December 2017 This study designs and analyses a range of options for applying split payment mechanism as an alternative VAT collection method in both the current and definitive VAT regime. The options encompass different types of transactions

2018-01-18T15:11:23+00:00 18 janvier, 2018|Categories: Droit fiscal TVA et douane|Tags: , , |

Ecofin agreement on new rules for e-commerce and e-books (Tiberghien)

Authors: Stijn Vastmans and Gert Vranckx (Tiberghien) Date of publication: 07/12/2017 This newsletter briefly describes the new rules. Together with the higher focus of the VAT authorities on VAT and e-commerce, this evolution makes clear that a correct VAT compliance is crucial for e-commerce businesses. In a series of measures intended to adapt the

2017-12-12T12:32:14+00:00 12 décembre, 2017|Categories: Droit fiscal TVA et douane|Tags: , , , |

VAT and e-commerce – new legal provisions adopted on 5 December 2017 (KPMG)

Author: Jeroen Gobbin (KPMG) Date of publication: 05/12/2017 The VAT treatment of supplies of goods and services in the digital economy continues to be an area of challenge and change, affecting businesses around the world. On 5 December 2017, the European Union (“EU”) adopted new legal provisions affecting both EU and

2017-12-11T08:22:02+00:00 11 décembre, 2017|Categories: Droit fiscal TVA et douane|Tags: , , |

Court of Justice restricts the VAT exemption for cost-sharing associations: significant impact on the financial, insurance and real estate sectors (Tiberghien)

Authors: Stijn Vastmans, Stein De Maeijer, Gert Vranckx en Loulou Geboers (Tiberghien) Date of publication: 26/09/2017 On 21 September 2017 the Court of Justice of the European Union drastically restricted the VAT exemption for cost-sharing associations in a number of controversial judgments. The bank and insurance sector has been excluded from the scope of this exemption.

2017-10-11T08:46:52+00:00 26 septembre, 2017|Categories: Droit fiscal TVA et douane|Tags: , |

Belgian VAT: Government announces option to tax the leasing of immovable property to professionals (Stibbe)

Author: Wim Panis (Stibbe) Date of publication: 04/08/2017 On 26 July 2017 the Belgian Federal Government announced that it reached a consensus on a major tax reform. One of the less highlighted measures of this reform is the introduction of an option to make the leasing of immovable property between

2017-08-26T06:56:20+00:00 7 août, 2017|Categories: TVA et douane|Tags: , |