Belgium: Increase of withholding tax adopted by Parliament


Further to our Taxflash T16036, dated 19 October 2016, Clearstream Banking1 informs customers that effective

1 January 2017

the withholding tax on Belgian income and dividends will increase from 27% to 30% for all financial instruments.

This follows the adoption of the budget law for 2017 by the Belgian Parliament.

The Market Taxation Guide – Belgium will be updated in due course.

Further information

Customers may contact the Clearstream Banking Tax Help Desk, Clearstream Banking Client Services or their Relationship Officer.

1. Clearstream Banking refers collectively to Clearstream Banking S.A., registered office at 42, avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, and registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B-9248, and Clearstream Banking AG (for Clearstream Banking Frankfurt (CBF) customers using CreationOnline), registered office at 61, Mergenthalerallee, 65760 Eschborn, Germany and registered in Register B of the Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany under number HRB 7500.