Belgium: Tax impact of the new Budget Law


The Belgian Government has announced an agreement on the new budget law for 2017. This new budget law may have the following impacts on the market:

  • The withholding tax on income and dividend may increase from 27 to 30% for all financial instruments; and
  • The possible introduction of Capital Gain Tax, however, this is currently under discussion and not yet agreed.

We will continue to monitor the information and inform customers accordingly, as soon as the details are published by the Belgian Tax Authorities.

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