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Important changes to Belgian REITS legislation

Belgium - September 11 2017 Today, the 9th of November 2017, the Belgian Act amending the Act of 12 May 2014 on regulated real estate companies (the “Reviewed REITs Act”) was…

Jan Bogaert

Belgian VAT: Government announces option to tax the leasing of immovable property to professionals

Belgium - August 4 2017 On 26 July 2017 the Belgian Federal Government announced that it reached a consensus on a major tax reform. One of the less highlighted measures of…

Publication of implementing decree on Belgian specialised real estate investment funds

Belgium - November 23 2016 The Royal Decree of 9 November 2016 on Belgian specialised real estate investment funds has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette of 18…

New Belgian real estate investment vehicle FIIS/GVBF makes real estate investments more attractive for institutional, professional, and foreign investors

Belgium - July 7 2016 The Belgian government is about to introduce a new real estate investment company structure, the FIIS/GVBF. This new investment structure offers…

Legal entities serving as directors or liquidators become subject to VAT as of … 1 April 2016

Belgium - November 25 2015 In our Tax Newsletter of November 2014 we explained that the Minister of Finance decided to abolish the favourable regime whereby legal entities…

Thierry Denayer, Xavier Gillot