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How to benefit from the open tax culture of Belgium and Flanders (advance ruling practice)

Belgium and Flanders have one of the most transparent tax cultures in Europe, designed to boost investor confidence. Before making any decisions or applying any incentives, businesses can obtain advance rulings and insights for successful ruling requests.

Transparent ruling practice in Belgium

After a tax-paying firm submits a request, Belgium’s tax authorities determine how to apply tax laws on a case-by-case basis. The benefits for your company:

  • achieve certainty on the application of incentives or tax implications of a transaction or structure via the Service for Advance Decisions;
  • engage in up front, informal discussions regarding the potential success of your ruling request;
  • gain tailored insights on how to fine-tune and complete your request;
  • a 3-month waiting period before a decision is made;
  • a cost-plus method to obtain rulings for EDCs and HQs at a rate of 3 to 6%.

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