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COVID-19: Tax & Legal update

COVID-19: Tax & Legal update

As businesses work to respond to the impacts and uncertainties of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important to stay on top of the tax and legal measures taken by the Belgian authorities. This page will be updated on a regular basis and will be your source of information for all tax and legal considerations.

This page has been created by KPMG and K law professionals. 

1. What measures have been taken by the Belgian federal authorities?

  • Measures taken by tax authorities
  • Measures taken by social security authorities
  • Measures taken by customs and excise authorities

2. What measures have been taken by the regional authorities?

  • Measures taken by the Flemish government
  • Measures taken by the Walloon government
  • Measures taken by the Brussels government

4. Which tax aspects are important for you to consider?

  • No-shows and cancellations
  • Cash management & taxes
  • Employee safety and welfare costs

5. Which transfer pricing aspects are important for you to consider?

6. Which legal aspects are important for you to consider?

  • Failure to fulfil contractual obligations
  • Employment and social law facilities
  • Corporate law impact
  • Processing of personal data
  • Public Procurement in case of a pandemic
  • Impact on commercial contracts

8. Which financing aspects are important to consider?

  • Which financing measures have been agreed with the Belgian Banking sector?

9. Which estate planning aspects are important for you to consider?

  • Measures taken by the authorities
  • Additional possibilities to keep in mind
  • Estate planning with the intervention of a notary public

10. What measures have been taken internationally by other governments?

  • Overview of COVID-19 measures taken by governments around the globe 

René Philips
Partner, Head of Tax & Legal       

T: +32 (0)2 708 43 00
E: rphilips1@kpmg.com

Wouter Lauwers
Managing Partner, K law

T: +32 (0)2 708 38 68
E: wlauwers@klaw.be     

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