Inside the Palais de Justice, Brussels. Photo credit: flickr / fabonthemoon
The Legal and Taxation Committee is responsible for monitoring significant tax and legal developments in Belgium (and, subsidiarily, in the EU) and attempting to influence, in a constructive fashion, legislative and administrative decisions in such fashion as to promote the best interests of the American and international business community in Belgium.
- To promote a positive investment climate in Belgium by the maintenance of and improvement to existing fiscal and non-fiscal incentives and, in general, to promote the continued improvement in the overall legal and tax climate for investors.
- To promote improvements in various tax rules of a more specific nature which are of concern to business, including but not limited to the Notional Interest Deduction, the Financial Transaction Tax, the Fairness Tax, “Thin Capitalization”, and the Expatriate Tax Regime.
- To promote further cooperation between Belgium and the United States, including as regards the resolution of bilateral transfer pricing disputes, promoting the benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the eventual negotiation of a Belgian-US treaty covering estate and gift taxes.
- To review non-tax, business law developments in Belgium, including but not limited to those in the areas of corporate governance, securities law, class action lawsuits, and the like, and to keep the members informed of same.
Subcommittees and Taskforces
BEPS Taskforce • Corporate Tax Subcommittee • Expatriate Tax Regime Taskforce • Fairness Tax Taskforce • Indirect Tax Taskforce • Legal Subcommittee • NID Taskforce • R&D and Innovation Taskforce • TTIP Taskforce