Estate planning without children

When you do not have any children, estate planning gets a bit more complicated When we think of estate planning, we think of a family with two parents and two children. The reality is often quite different. The inheritance tax rates for siblings, nieces and nephews, or family friends are easily twice the rates for children and parents. How can we make our estate planning ...

The Inpatriate Tax Regimes – Who wins? Who loses out?

In 2022, Belgium introduces an Inpatriate Tax Regime for workers coming to work in Belgium. This webinar will explain where we come from, and the conditions and benefits of the new tax regime for inpatriates. The new regime will simplify the procedure to obtain the benefit of the new regime. In short, it will be a simple allowance of 30% on top of the inpatriate’s ...

The art of writing a tax-efficient Will

A Will is a useful tool for tax planning, in fact, it is the first and last tool for tax and estate planning. Getting the Will right is important. Since no inheritance tax is due on the family home between husband and wife and between registered partners, it can be advantageous to leave the family home in full to your spouse or partner. But then ...

What does the taxman want to know about my overseas property?

The Belgian tax authorities have given in to the ECJ. Now they want to give a cadastral revenue to your overseas properties. Do you want some help. For years, the Belgian tax authorities had different rules to tax the rental income for properties in Belgium and for properties outside Belgium. Three times, the European Court of Justice had to tell Belgium to change its rules ...