sexta-feira, maio 30, 2008

Belgium: VAT on the supply of Land

In the framework of the 2008 budget discussions, the Belgian federal government has the intention to subject the sale of land in certain circumstances to VAT (21%). This implies a significant change in the current legislation, which foresees that the sale of land is under any circumstances exempt from VAT but subject to registration duties (10% or 12.5%, depending on the competent region). As the application of VAT in principle implies an exemption from registration duties, the regions will have to limit their scope of competence to impose registration duties on the sale of land.(...)

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