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19 February 2019 / event

Talking Tax III

The third edition of our biannual tax seminar, an event for professionals dealing with domestic and international tax matters.

We will guide you through some major developments impacting your business and address a series of hot topics.


  • 1.00pm - Welcome & Registration
  • 1.30pm - Importance of substance and taxation regime for inbound and outbound investments: Why are both the substance and taxation regime abroad important criteria when considering inbound or outbound investments? Analysis and presentation of the Loyens & Loeff Substance Quick Scan – Marc Dhaene
  • 2.00pm - Trends in transfer pricing and the position of the Belgian tax authorities: How do the recent developments of transfer pricing impact your business? What is today's policy of the Belgian tax authorities regarding transfer pricing (audits)? – Natalie Reypens
  • 2.30pm - New VAT rules on vouchers: Vouchers remain heavily used especially in the digital environment. Not only businesses but also issuers, intermediaries, distributors and redeemers use vouchers to promote and distribute products/services. They all are significantly impacted by the new rules – Bert Gevers
  • 3.00pm - Coffee Break
  • 3.30pm - Extension of the Cayman tax to E.E.A. entities: What is the impact of the new Royal Decree of 3 December 2018 on the E.E.A. structures which are the most commonly used by Belgian individuals? Analysis and potential alternatives – Nicolas Bertrand
  • 4.00pm - Increasing reporting requirements: Belgian civil law partnerships need to register with the Crossroad Bank for Companies before 1 May 2019. All Belgian companies (incl. civil law partnerships) will have to register with the UBO register before 1 April 2019. What needs to be registered? Who will have access? How to avoid the obligation to register? – Saskia Lust
  • 4.30pm - Is the legal certainty offered by tax rulings under threat? The press recently echoed several attempts by the Belgian tax authorities to challenge the legal certainty attached to tax rulings. This has caused a lot of commotion in the community. What are the conditions for the validity of a ruling? To what extent is a ruling binding upon the taxpayers and the tax authorities? – Christian Chéruy
  • 5.00pm - Networking Reception

    The agenda might be subject to changes depending on the latest legal developments.


Tuesday 19 February 2019, from 1 until 6pm


Loyens & Loeff - Rue Neerveldstraat 101-103, 1200 Brussels


Should you want to ask your questions to the speakers beforehand or should you require any further details about the seminar, do not hesitate to contact