‘20 Percent for 2020’: A Scenario for Belgium’s Corporate Tax Reform

Caterpillar, a U.S. multinational corporation, recently announced its intention to close its plant in Gosselies, Belgium, where it manufactures heavy machinery. While the news was not unexpected, it still came as a shock to the 2,200 employees who will lose their jobs. In 2013, 1,400 jobs were lost in a restructuring. Walloon Minister-President Paul Magnette said he was shocked and …

Ruling Committee and Tax Administration Strengthen Ties

After months of uncertainty regarding the body’s future, Belgium has reappointed the members of its Ruling Committee (the authority for advance rulings) subject to a protocol strengthening cooperation between the committee and the Central Tax Administration Because members of the College of Directors are appointed for five years, they had to be reappointed in 2010. One of the members who …