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Belgium VAT update

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  • 12 June 2018 | Richard Asquith

Belgium VAT update

The Belgian government has proposed to parliament a number of VAT changes. These include:

  • Free, charitable gifts of foods are to be VAT exempted
  • The range of company types eligible for the flat rate scheme is to be limited from 2020
  • VAT registered businesses using the special scheme are not eligible for the reverse charge on construction services
  • The range of social services work entitled to a VAT exemption has been widened
  • Changes on documentary proof for VAT reduction on new builds
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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.