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As local and international tax regulations become more prescriptive, dealing with them in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly. Our 350 tax lawyers are supported by strong technical tax intelligence teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multi-disciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Europe and beyond in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, international taxation, transfer pricing, e-commerce, M&A and investment funds, tax planning and financing. Our experts can help you manage tax control cases and deal with tax authorities as well as manage tax litigation cases. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences.

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March 2020
CMS Tax Glob­al Bro­chure
19 Mar 19
What about cap­it­al gains on shares after Brexit?
Al­though the UK par­lia­ment ruled against the pos­sib­il­ity of a No-deal Brexit and voted for an ex­ten­sion of the Brexit dead­line, the out­come of the cur­rent UK polit­ic­al con­tro­versy re­mains far from cer­tain. Both busi­nesses and gov­ern­ments in the UK and the EU...
14 Mar 19
What about VAT after Brexit?
Al­though the UK par­lia­ment ruled against the pos­sib­il­ity of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the out­come of the cur­rent UK polit­ic­al con­tro­versy re­mains un­cer­tain. Both busi­nesses and gov­ern­ments in both Great Bri­tain and EU are pre­par­ing for every even­tu­al­ity, in­clud­ing...

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Tax Re­lief Meas­ures
12 May 20
In­terest de­duc­tion lim­it­a­tion: the im­pact of spe­cif­ic pay­ment terms...
On 5 May 2020, the Bel­gian Gen­er­al Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Taxes is­sued an ad­dendum (cir­cu­lar 2020/C/62) to cir­cu­lar 2019/C/89 re­lat­ing to the grand­fath­er­ing clause on the lim­it­a­tion of in­terest de­duc­tion....
March 2020
CMS Tax Glob­al Bro­chure
07 Apr 20
Coronavir­us crisis: Pre­lim­in­ary draft law on ur­gent tax meas­ures ap­proved
Fol­low­ing a pro­pos­al by the Min­is­ter of Fin­ance, the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters has ap­proved a pre­lim­in­ary draft law con­tain­ing vari­ous ur­gent tax meas­ures as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. The pre­lim­in­ary...
16/12/2019
CMS as­sists the French group Mon­noyeur in the ac­quis­i­tion...
30 Mar 20
Coronavir­us: crisis tax ex­emp­tion for de­pre­ci­ations on trade re­ceiv­ables
The Bel­gian Min­istry of Fin­ance has is­sued a Cir­cu­lar (Circ. 2020/C/45 of 23 March 2020) of­fer­ing an ad­di­tion­al sup­port meas­ure to pro­fes­sion­al tax­pay­ers who are suf­fer­ing far-reach­ing eco­nom­ic con­sequences...
19/06/2019
European Com­mis­sion study on taxes in the field of...
27 Mar 20
Min­is­ter of Justice wants to en­force writ­ten pro­ced­ure dur­ing lock­down
In Bel­gi­um, the Min­is­ter of Justice, Koen Geens, has pro­posed a draft Roy­al De­cree aimed at gen­er­al­ising the writ­ten pro­ced­ure for all dis­putes cur­rently pending be­fore the Bel­gian courts. The draft aims...
11/04/2019
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted Trans­port Fer­rovi­aire Hold­ing...
26 Mar 20
Coronavir­us – Tax im­pact of home­work­ing for cross-bor­der work­ers
Work­ers em­ployed by com­pan­ies es­tab­lished in a for­eign coun­try were reg­u­larly com­mut­ing to their work­place abroad. In the cur­rent fight against COV­ID-19, many Bel­gian res­id­ents have been en­cour­aged to...
26/10/2018
Oc­to­ber 2018 News­let­ter
20 Mar 20
Coronavir­us crisis - tax re­lief meas­ures
The coronavir­us crisis has far-reach­ing eco­nom­ic con­sequences. That is why the Bel­gian gov­ern­ment has de­cided to of­fer com­pan­ies and private in­di­vidu­als vari­ous tax re­lief meas­ures. There are meas­ures...