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Ultimate beneficial owners become public in the UBO register
article - 20 September 2018

Ultimate beneficial owners become public in the UBO register

Ultimate beneficial owners (hereafter UBOs) of all Belgian companies and foundations have to register in the new Belgian UBO register by 30 November 2018 at...
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New definition of enterprise: Belgian civil law partnerships become public
article - 20 September 2018

New definition of enterprise: Belgian civil law partnerships become public

Belgian civil law partnerships are subject to few formalities under current legislation. At present, they do not have to be registered, nor do they have to keep...
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Tax Controversy Leaders Guide - 2018 edition - Loyens & Loeff
news - 13 September 2018

Loyens & Loeff experts recognised as Tax Controversy Leaders in Belgium

Christian Chéruy, Thierry Charon and Caroline Docclo are recognised as Tax Controversy Leaders in Belgium in the 8th edition of the Tax Controversy Leaders guide,...
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Wallonia reduces gift tax rates for real estate
article - 10 September 2018

Wallonia reduces gift tax rates for real estate

Since 1 September 2018, the different gift tax rates depending on the competent Region belong to the past, at least as far as real estate is concerned. All Belgians...
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The recent reforms in and modernisation of Belgian insolvency law
article - 06 September 2018

The recent reforms in and modernisation of Belgian insolvency law

The Belgian government has recently taken several steps to modernise and simplify Belgian insolvency law, with a view to increasing the effectiveness of (Belgian...
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news - 06 September 2018

Court of Justice confirms binding force and retroactivity of A1 Declarations

Which social security system is applicable when an internationally seconded employee is replaced by another internationally seconded employee with an employer...
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Two Belgian Acts implementing/supplementing the GDPR adopted
article - 29 August 2018

Two Belgian Acts implementing / supplementing the GDPR adopted

The process for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is occurring in two phases in Belgium.
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New thresholds for gifts granted to employees
news - 28 August 2018

New thresholds for gifts granted to employees

Employers can grant their employees at special occasions gifts in kind, or in cash or in the form of gift vouchers. These gifts do not qualify as salary subject...
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news - 24 August 2018

35th anniversary of the Belgian expatriate “special tax regime” – Part 2

We will highlight and summarise the main characteristics, good and bad, of this notorious special tax regime in a series of newsflashes.
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Man pressing a privacy shield
article - 22 August 2018

EU-US Privacy Shield on the chopping block?

The EU – US Privacy Shield was adopted in July 2016 as a replacement of the Safe Harbor regime, which was struck down by the EU Court of Justice (CJEU). Both...
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