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When you have to get VAT back from the tax authorities, you need to have some patience. A VAT credit is as a general rule only paid back after a period of 3 months. In order not to put starters in financial problems, they can obtain, as from 1 January 2020, the repayment of their VAT credit after one month during the 2 first years of their existence.
When you start an independent activity, you should report this with the VAT authorities. The old forms will soon be replaced by a digital application.
Professional restaurant and reception expenses are 100% deductible. A dinner with your client is deductible for only 69%, reception costs for only 50%. But does this also go for catering expenses during an open door event? This is not just a dinner or reception. This should after all be 100% deductible since it is publicity? ‘Yes’ says the Minister … ‘No’ says the Court of Cassation.
Traditionally it is communicated shortly before 1 July what the amount will be for federal civil servants when they use their private car for professional purposes. But this is also news for accountants and tax advisers since this amount also has tax relevance.
As from 1 January 2019 VAT is due on the letting of immovable property … or more precisely VAT can be due. The tax authorities recently further explained in which situations VAT might be due on the rent.
Since the entry into force of the Companies and Associations Code (CAC) on 1 May the number of company forms is reduced to four. Much attention goes to the private company and especially the abolishment of the capital concept. Why choose this company form?
Are you a self-employed entrepreneur, then you have as from tax year 2019 the possibility to deduct your professional expenses as a lump sum. Until now this was not possible, since only actual proven costs could be deducted from profits. As from now you can as an entrepreneur also opt for a lump sum deduction.
The list of sectors which can apply the VAT lump sum flat-rate scheme is determined by royal decree. The list for 2019 is published in the meantime. Again, the application conditions were explicitly laid down. The old Royal Decree of 1969 is herewith abolished.
The benefit in kind for company cars is based on a formula. An essential element for the formula is the CO2 emissions reference level. The higher the car scores above the reference level, the higher the benefit in kind. This reference level is laid down every year in a royal decree. The amounts for this year are favourable for the tax payer: the benefit in kind decreases.