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Overview of webinar recordings which you can replay if you missed the live webcast

The below are recordings from the Belgium Dbriefs, EMEA Tax Dbriefs and Dbriefs Legal series

BEPS Action 4/Actions 8-10: New OECD Transfer Pricing Guidance On Financial Transactions

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

19 February 2020

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Mohit Malhotra, Georgy Galumov, Balazs Majoros

On 11 February 2020, the G20/OECD Inclusive Framework released new guidance to be included in the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations on transfer pricing aspects of financial transactions. The release provides for the first time specific guidance to businesses and tax authorities on how to determine whether financial transactions between associated enterprises are consistent with the arm’s length principle. What does the new guidance cover? We’ll discuss:

  • The delineation of financial transactions
  • Treasury functions, intra-group loans, cash pooling, and hedging
  • Financial guarantees

Understand the potential impact for your business.

G20/OECD The Digitalised Economy And Beyond - Outline Architecture For An International Framework

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

11 February 2020

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Bob Stack, Lisa Shipley

The G20/OECD Inclusive Framework continues to develop the technical aspects of proposals, including the allocation of taxing rights between countries (‘Pillar One’). All businesses, not just those that are highly digitalised, will need to understand how the proposals could affect them. Countries are working towards reaching a consensus-based solution by 2020. What might these changes mean for your organisation? We’ll discuss the newly agreed statement on the outline of the architecture for an international framework, including:

  • Scope and threshold
  • Nexus rules
  • Profit allocation rules
  • Next steps

Find out more about this new area and steps that might be taken in response.

Being VAT compliant in Poland: a challenging journey

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

30 January 2020

Presenters: Krzysztof Wilk, Norbert Wasilewski & Liesbet Nevelsteen

The Global Tax Center Europe (GTCE) leads global organisations to the future of tax compliance while ensuring their peace of mind every day.

The tax compliance landscape is constantly evolving. Among other factors, political decisions and the digitisation of tax authorities have an impact on the regulatory environment that should not be underestimated. Keeping control over data, systems and processes is crucial to implement a future-proof compliance strategy allowing to embrace change efficiently. 

GTCE, together with local Deloitte specialists, is delivering a series of country-specific webinars on topics impacting how we do tax compliance.

Pan-European VAT Update 1st Quarter 2020

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

27 January 2020

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, Karen Truyers & Sandeep Shinde

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage. The VAT legislation and compliance obligations evolve rapidly.

Obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

The aim of the webinar is to provide you with a brief update on relevant changes, with a focus on new compliance obligations applicable since 2020 and expected in the coming months.  

We will also update you on the VAT developments at global and EU levels.  

Brexit Readiness Webinar - Latest developments and tax implications

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

9 January 2020

Host: Richard Doherty

Presenters: Daan de Vlieger, Natalie de Blende, Matthias Lommers & Hugues Hertay

Following their general election victory, the Conservative Party’s 80-seat parliamentary majority has transformed the UK political scene. 

Boris Johnson, the confirmed Prime Minister, is committed to get the (revised) EU Withdrawal Agreement approved by the UK Parliament in time for the European Parliament to ratify the deal in turn and for the UK to leave the EU formally on 31 January 2020. 

Assuming ratification proceeds as planned, the UK will move into a Transition Period, due to end on 31 December 2020 and during which negotiations on its Future Relationship with the EU will take place. The Prime Minister is planning to enact legislation to rule out any extension of this Transition Period, implying that the arrangements to govern the EU-UK relationship will have to be mutually agreed before the end of 2020, failing which the UK will move to a “no-deal” relationship on 1 January 2021.

Preparing for 2020: The Tax and legal developments that will impact employers

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

19 December 2019

Presenters: Julien Hick, Wendy Van Hullebusch, Uschi Van Doren & Joke De Bruycker

During this webinar, Deloitte and Laga experts will guide you through several relevant tax and legal developments that will affect employers in 2020, such as:

  • Implication of the new company code regarding the social security status of members of corporate bodies;
  • Equal pay for seconded employees and local employees;
  • Tax compliance formalities regarding foreign remuneration and the related tax audit wave;
  • Company cars: increased taxable benefit in kind for “fake hybrids” in 2020;
  • The latest developments regarding severance payment to company directors and benefit-in-kind for free housing;
  • Author rights: Ruling commission guidelines and social security authorities’ position.

Brexit – Tax Developments

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

16 December 2019

Host: Richard Williams

Presenters: Dan Barlow, Caroline Barraclough, Jurga McCluskey

The General Election could give rise to some of the most significant developments in the history of the UK, whichever way the decision goes. If you believe the latest polls, then Brexit will be happening and there will be a number of tax implications that will flow from that. Under these circumstances, businesses will need to re-assess and re-engage with their Brexit planning to see what changes are required. If we enter the Transition period, there may also be an opportunity to implement actions that were not feasible under the previous timeframe. Please join our webcast where we’ll discuss:

  • Next steps in relation to the Brexit timeline
  • Key customs considerations to mitigate additional compliance obligations and costs to ensure goods can continue to cross borders efficiently
  • Other tax implications which may arise including VAT, immigration and corporate tax matters

Join us to keep up-to-date with developments.

G20/OECD The Digitalised Economy And Beyond - Update On The Global Anti-Base Erosion Proposal

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

12 December 2019

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Bob Stack, Lisa Shipley

The G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS continues to develop technical aspects of a global anti-base erosion proposal to strengthen countries’ ability to tax profits where income is locally subject to low effective tax rates. The fundamental nature of the proposed reforms will, if agreed, have a broad and significant impact. All businesses, not just those that are highly digitalised, will need to understand how the proposals could affect them. What might this mean for your organisation? We’ll discuss:

  • The use of financial accounts to determine the tax base
  • The extent to which a business can combine low-tax and high-tax income to calculate its effective tax rate(s)
  • Potential carve-outs and thresholds
  • Next steps

Countries are working towards reaching a consensus-based solution by 2020. Find out more about this new area and steps that might be taken in response.

Powers of the trade unions and staff representatives in the company: A comparative approach of the constraints of the employer in different jurisdictions

Dbriefs Legal

11 December 2019

Host: Nathalie Pequiman
Presenters: Fernando Azar, Klaus Heeke, Jolin Song, and Julia Torres

Freedom of union association is warranted in most jurisdictions. Within the company, this freedom may conflict with the freedom of entreprise. This Dbriefs webcast aims at presenting and understanding the extent of the trade unions/staff representatives' powers in the company and at comparing the constraints borne by the employer in different jurisdictions, including Brazil, China, France, Germany, and Spain. It would address the following key points:

  • Do the trade unions/staff representatives have a right to be informed and/or consulted on all or part of the employer's decisions?
  • Do they have a right to a co-determination of the employer's strategy?
  • Are they entitled to negotiate with the employer to create rules applicable in the company?
  • What are their means to operate at the workplace, e.g., via email, website, specific premises, etc.?
  • What is the limit to their freedom of speech?
  • Do they have legal capacity to bring a claim before the court/competent authorities in their name or in the name of the individual employees or together with the individual employees?
  • Is there any mandatory requirement for the employer to allocate the funds for the trade union activities?

Our Deloitte Legal specialists will enable the auditors to have a better idea of how to address and handle trade unions/staff representatives' claims at the workplace in various jurisdictions.

Offshore Receipts In Respect Of Intangible Property: Extending The Reach Of UK Tax

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

4 December 2019

Host: Geoff Brand

Presenters: Kate Ramm, Rob Keogh

The Offshore Receipts in Respect of Intangible Property (ORIP) rules were introduced with effect from 6 April 2019 and extend the scope of UK tax to include receipts derived from the exploitation of intangibles that are referable to UK sales, regardless of whether the payer or the payee is a UK resident. How may these rules apply to your organisation? We’ll discuss:

  • The intent and scope of the rules, and the situations in which they might apply
  • The application of the statutory exemptions and interaction with the UK’s tax treaties
  • Filing and associated administrative obligations

Find out more about this new area and steps that might be taken in response.

VAT Quick Fixes

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

3 December 2019

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Charlotte Degadt, Johan Van Der Paal

EU VAT ‘quick fixes’ will come into effect on 1 January 2020. The quick fixes aim to align and simplify national VAT rules on intra-EU cross-border transactions. The extent of changes to national VAT legislation will depend on the current domestic rules and therefore the impact on businesses will be mixed. The European Commission will publish an Explanatory Memorandum on the new rules in autumn and the published draft provided good insights in how the rules may work in practice. We’ll discuss:

  • The substance of the quick fixes
  • The practical implications
  • What businesses need to be doing to comply

Find out more about the practical opportunities the quick fixes provide.

The Power Of With: Humans Working With Machines Are Transforming Tax

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

19 November 2019

Host: Laurence Kiddle

Presenters: Emily VanVleet, Taj Sangha

As tax departments are continually asked to do more with fewer resources, they are transforming operations and process management by implementing new technologies. Will the Power of With— where tax professionals work with machines—drive the future of tax? We'll discuss:

  • Ways to leverage automation, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing to build the tax department of the future
  • Emerging talent requirements needed for the Power of With
  • Practical steps tax departments can take to prepare for this digital future

Participants will gain a unique point of view on the opportunities to integrate humans with machines in ways that will amplify what tax professionals do well.

Tackling Operational Transfer Pricing

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

14 November 2019

Host: Jeroen Lemmens

Presenters: Annelies Dieusaert, Kunal Shah

In an increasingly regulated market, how confident are you that your transfer pricing policies are actually implemented through robust processes and fit-for-purpose systems across your geographical footprint? Our experts will share with you their experience on how best to address these challenges, taking into account the rapid developments in dedicated TP software and ERP systems. How can your organisation ensure they are using system and process solutions that are fit for purpose? We’ll discuss:

  • An overview of current trends
  • Common concerns across the market
  • Practical steps to navigating challenges implementing these trends in existing processes and systems

Join us to learn how to identify suitable technology solutions appropriate for the size and complexity of your organisation.

Are you sure your company benefits from all available payroll incentives?

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

5 November 2019

Presenters: Frédéricq Jacquet and Anke Elsen, Global Employer Services | Jan Pattyn and Cas Buysschaert, Research and development 

During this webinar recording, Deloitte experts will guide you through the most relevant social security and wage tax incentives currently available to employers, and examine the opportunities that they present.

Social security reductions

The reduction of employer social security contributions aims at stimulating the recruitment of specific employees and managing the high salary cost in Belgium. We will cover the main attention points for HR, Talent acquisition and Payroll officers in maximising the benefit.

Wage tax incentives

Wage tax partial exemptions have been extended throughout the years with an increasing impact as employers become more familiar with these measures. Still we notice that there are still opportunities and challenges (such as R&D, overtime, night and shift, support areas).

‘Making Tax Digital’ in the UK: are you compliant?

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

24 October 2019

Presenters: Liesbet Nevelsteen, Partner, Deloitte Global Tax Center (Europe) | Shara Indrakumar, Associate Director, Deloitte UK

This year, most businesses with a UK VAT number started submitting their VAT returns via a technology platform which is compatible with the requirements implemented as part of the UK government’s “Making Tax Digital for VAT” package.

Next year, this transformative journey will enter a second phase as most companies will be required to keep “digital links”. This new step in digitising UK VAT compliance is meant to secure a full audit trail back to the source of transactional data in the taxpayers’ financial systems. Without proper digital storage of your accounting records, manipulation of the VAT data will become a much greater risk for organisations with complex or high volumes of data. 

The aim of this webinar is to provide you with insights on how these changes will impact UK VAT registered businesses, including how to leverage technology and stay ahead of the game. 

Brexit Readiness Webinar: Latest developments and business impact

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

23 October 2019

Presenters: Jeroen Sarrazyn, Belgian Customs & Excise Administration | Geert Noels, Chief Economist, Econopolis | Deloitte Brexit Experts

It remains highly uncertain when and how the UK will leave the EU, and whether it will leave with or without a deal. Developments during the next few weeks will again be crucial in this respect.

The existing Withdrawal Agreement was rejected in the House of Commons several times. Last week, the UK’s Prime Minister proposed an alternative arrangement to the EU, but it remains impossible to predict if an agreement will be reached in time to avoid a no-deal Brexit on 31 October – or if an extension to that deadline will be agreed.  

The next EU Summit will take place on 17-18 October, and any revised deal would have to be fully prepared (and agreed by the European Commission and the UK) in advance. The topic will weigh heavily on the meeting. Should a new deal fail to materialise and Mr. Johnson refuse to seek an extension, a legal battle between his Government and the House of Commons is very likely before the formal Brexit date of 31 October.

G20/OECD The Digitalised Economy And Beyond Update

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

22 October 2019

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Bob Stack, Ignacio Box

The G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS continues to develop the technical aspects of proposals, including a unified approach on the allocation of taxing rights between countries. We’ll discuss:

  • Nexus rules
  • Profit allocation rules
  • Next steps

The fundamental nature of the proposed reforms will, if agreed, have a broad and significant impact. All businesses, not just those that are highly digitalised, will need to understand how the proposals could affect them. Countries are working towards reaching a consensus-based solution by 2020. What might these changes mean for your organisation?

Transfer Pricing Controversy: Dispute Prevention - Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

9 October 2019

Host: Eddie Morris

Presenters: Jennifer Breeze, Andrew Skipsey

Our specialists, who have experience of working both within and with HMRC on APAs, will discuss the topic of dispute resolution. OECD statistics make it clear that transfer pricing disputes have increased in number over the last few years and this trend is continuing with greater exchange of information and country by country reporting. Dispute prevention through Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) is often a better strategy than dispute resolution by way of dealing with audits, which can disrupt a business and be expensive. How can your organization use APAs effectively? We’ll discuss:

  • The tax administration perspective
  • Determining a controversy strategy - when APAs will be appropriate
  • How to prepare for success in the APA process
  • Common concerns

This webcast will help you plan your overall TP Controversy strategy.

Pan-European VAT Update Q4 2019

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

3 October 2019

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, Agnieszka Radzikowska and Sandeep Shinde

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

This webinar is aimed at providing you with a brief update on the changes expected end of 2019 and early 2020, with a focus on Poland. 

EU VAT Quick Fixes: few months left to get ready!

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

26 September 2019

Presenters: Liesbet Nevelsteen, Donato Raponi and Bruno Roelands

As of 1 January 2020, VAT rules for EU cross-border supplies will change. The implementation of the so-called “Quick Fixes” aims to simplify and harmonise VAT rules at EU level for cross-border supplies of goods.

Member States have started to publish draft legislations. The Commission is still expected to issue explanatory notes. We will present the latest news. We will also debate where simplification and harmonisation are expected or not to be the reality. 

The aim of this webinar is to provide you with insights on the impact of the changes on VAT and business processes, including systems. 

Your value in participating:

  • Better understanding the Four Quick Fixes and the reasons for their implementation;
  • Receive information on the readiness in different EU Member States and at the level of businesses;
  • Looking ahead at the challenges expected for various stakeholders (AP, Sales, Logistics, Legal, IT) within multinationals and what can be done to prepare for the changes with few months left. 

Tax Provisioning: Year End, New Beginning

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

25 September 2019

Host: Stephanie Hurst

Presenters: Kip Linton, Marine Gadonneix

As year end approaches for many organisations; it’s a great time to think about the new beginnings that can or have to be implemented for this reporting process. Tax and finance professionals responsible for these processes are increasingly embracing technological innovations and challenging existing methodologies to improve how they get things done. Navigating the many process improvement options whilst keeping up with changes in tax law and accounting standards continues to be the juggling act for most. What should your organisation do to keep things moving and improving? We’ll discuss:

  • Insights on the latest tools and methodologies
  • The practical steps needed when implementing standards such as IFRS 16 and IFRIC 23
  • Tax Accounting updates including news from the regulators and new tax law considerations

Understand how you can improve your business’ tax provisioning process.

Brexit: quo vadis? How to prepare for an uncertain outcome

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

25 September 2019

Presenters: Herman Van Rompuy, Fernand Rutten and Deloitte Brexit subject matter experts.

The summer political developments in the UK gave a signal of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s intention to leave the European Union by 31 October, with or without a deal in place. With the deadline approaching, the Irish Backstop continues to be a sticking point between UK and EU leaders. However, the very latest developments in the UK parliament have brought back uncertainty regarding the final outcome.

In this multidisciplinary webinar, we have the pleasure of welcoming as special guest speaker Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Policy Centre, President Emeritus of the European Council and former Prime Minister of Belgium.

Overview Of The Implementation Of Anti-Hybrid Rules In Response To ATAD II

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

18 September 2019

Host: Kate Ramm

Presenters: Aart Nolten, Luca Bosco, Christophe De Sutter, Stephane Tilkin

The EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directives (ATAD I & II) require member states to introduce a number of domestic anti- abuse provisions including anti- hybrid rules broadly in line with the OECD recommendations. Most of the anti-hybrid rules need to be implemented into domestic law by 1 January 2020. Find out the latest on implementation of these measures and what this could mean for transactions and arrangements undertaken by your organisation. We’ll discuss:

  • The latest on the implementation of these rules in Luxembourg, Italy and the Netherlands
  • Some practical consequences of these rules

Find out what these rules mean for you from our Deloitte country specialists.

Brexit – Tax Developments

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

11 September 2019

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Barney Horn, Caroline Barraclough, Edward Gibson, Ben Mudd

With the potential for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, businesses will need to re-assess and re-engage with their Brexit planning. It may be necessary to repeat some no-deal actions, but there is also an opportunity to implement actions that were not feasible under the previous timeframe. What are the latest tax developments in the UK and EU Member States and the key tax measures that businesses can take?

We'll discuss:

  • Latest political developments
  • Key customs considerations to mitigate additional compliance obligations and costs
  • VAT implications and lessons learned
  • Corporate tax impact of group financing and restructuring

Join us to keep up-to-date with developments.

Digital Services Tax - UK and France Latest Developments

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

18 July 2019

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Zubin Patel, Eric Lesprit

The UK and France are among the countries introducing a digital services tax (DST) on revenues of in-scope digital businesses and both countries are proceeding with legislation. What are the latest proposals, what are the key differences between the regimes and how might these affect your organisation? We’ll discuss:

  • Latest developments in relation to the UK’s planned DST effective from April 2020.
  • Latest developments in relation to France’s planned DST effective from January 2019.

Find out more about the changing tax landscape.

Deloitte/HMRC Joint Webcast On The Profit Diversion Compliance Facility

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

10 July 2019

Host: Edward Morris

Presenter: Jamie Bedford

HMRC guest speakers: Chris Palmer, Mike Baird

Six months have passed since HMRC launched the Profit Diversion Compliance Facility (PDCF), an initiative to encourage businesses to make a formal disclosure on historical tax risks, particularly Transfer Pricing and Diverted Profits Tax. HMRC recently sent out a second batch of letters to those identified as being at risk, with more letters likely to follow. This is a major new initiative from HMRC, what implications might this have for your organisation? In this joint webcast with HMRC, we’ll discuss:

  • Background to the PDCF and key features.
  • Experiences to date from HMRC and Deloitte.
  • What next?

Join us to find out HMRC’s experiences since launching the PDCF and the key considerations for taxpayers that are potentially affected by this initiative.

Single permit update: dealing with longer processing times & regional differences

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

2 July 2019

Presenters: Joke Braam and Matthias Lommers 

In this webinar, we will provide an update on the Single permit process which has entered into force beginning of this year. We will provide the audience with practicalities as to better manage the process especially in view of the long processing times.

Your value in participating:

  • Recent legislative changes around the Single Permit process; 
  • Become familiar with the new Intra-Company Transferee (ICT) permit
  • Tips and tricks on streamlining your immigration processes.  and regional differences. Moreover, we will cover the new Intra-Company Transferee (ICT) permit.

US Tax Reform – Latest Update

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

26 June 2019

Host: Michael Steinsaltz

Presenters: Jeff Kummer, Marek Krawczyk

18 months have passed since US Tax Reform was signed into law in December of 2017. Significant guidance has now been released in the form of proposed and final regulations and the US tax landscape is starting to become a bit more clear. What should your organisation be aware of? We’ll discuss:

  • Regulatory developments, and why the 18 month point is a critical milestone in the tax reform process.
  • Heightened importance of modelling to eliminate ETR surprises.
  • The chances for any further tax legislation, and how tax policy could play into the next presidential election in 2020.

Join us to find out what has changed and how long we can expect stability in the current regime.

What’s next for the company car and mobility within your organisation

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

25 June 2019

Presenters: Günther Boeyens, Stijn Demeestere and Timothy Bruneel 

During this webinar, we will focus on new legislations that will drive the cost of your fleet and possible broader mobility solutions that you can offer going forward:

  • The new European WLTP CO2-test and changes to the corporate tax deductibility of car costs. Both will impact the total cost or your car fleet, as well as employee taxable benefit in kind and net earning. The legal consequences of such changes will also be addressed to assess the impact on car policy.
  • Furthermore, we will focus on new trends supported by the most recent Belgian legislative initiatives, such as the mobility budget, which aim at offering alternatives to the company car and can prove important in supporting a greener fleet and adjusting mobility behavior among your employees.

 

G20/OECD ‘Programme of Work’ On The Digitalised Economy And Beyond

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

20 June 2019

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Bob Stack, Ignacio Box

The G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released a new ‘Programme of Work’ to develop technical aspects of proposals on:

  • Allocation of taxing rights between countries, looking at both nexus and profit allocation rules and, in particular, reward for market/user countries.
  • A global anti-base erosion proposal to strengthen countries’ ability to tax profits where income is locally subject to low effective tax rates.

The fundamental nature of the proposed reforms will, if agreed, have a broad and significant impact. Countries are working towards reaching a consensus-based solution by 2020. All businesses, not just those that are highly digitalised, will need to understand how the proposals could affect them. What might this mean for your organisation?

Join us to learn more about the latest international tax developments.

EU Mandatory Disclosure Regime (DAC6) - Preparing To Track And Report Cross Border Arrangements

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

19 June 2019

Host: Chris Tragheim

Presenters: Michael Grebe, Owen Gibbs

A new EU Directive requires businesses to report certain cross border arrangements to their home tax authorities from 2020. The rules are aimed at ‘intermediaries’ but the definitions are drafted very broadly. As a result, the reporting requirement may apply to a wide range of financial services businesses, as well as taxpayers in certain circumstances. Failure to comply will result in penalties. Further guidance is expected throughout 2019 but what response should your organisation be planning now? We’ll discuss:

  • An overview of the rules.
  • Who will be required to reports.
  • What will be reportable.

Learn more about the requirements under these new rules and the pragmatic steps to ensuring compliance.

Harassment in the workplace: How to prevent and respond?

Dbriefs Legal

18 June 2019

Host: Florence Theodose

Presenter: Stefano Miniati, Charlotte Sander, and Jolin Song

How should a company react, from a practical perspective, in case psychological and/or sexual harassment may be disclosed or witnessed by its employees? What is the appropriate conduct to adopt for dealing with these situations in practice? Harassment may be defined as the repetition of acts with the intent or effect of deteriorating working conditions in a manner likely to affect the employee's rights and dignity, physical and mental health, or to jeopardize their professional future. Employers who failed to comply with its obligations in this respect could expose to being sentenced to pay substantial amounts in damages to any affected employees, as well to being convicted for criminal offences. In order to avoid such situations, the employer must take preventive actions and react quickly in the event of suspected harassment at work. This webcast will provide a comparative study among China, France, Germany, and Italy. In particular, we'll discuss:

  • How to identify a situation of moral/sexual harassment?
  • What are the existing reporting channels for denouncing moral/sexual harassment?
  • What should be done during the inquiring phase (hearing of the victim, suspect, colleagues, etc.)?
  • What can be done during the disciplinary phase (content of the Company Internal Rules, sanction of the harasser, sanction of the employee denouncing false charges, etc.)?
  • Prevention of moral and sexual harassment.

Hear from Deloitte's labor team of specialists to get a deeper understanding of the best way to identify and anticipate potential situations of harassment at work and how to react in these situations.

 

Life Sciences: from selling products to delivering services | Legal and indirect tax perspectives

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

18 June 2019

Presenters: Liesbet Nevelsteen, Wim Vandenberghe and Koen Segers

The life sciences and healthcare industry is highly regulated and subject to a multitude of industry-specific rules and regulations. This affects life sciences companies their operations from raw materials sourcing and production to warehousing, distribution and retail. Indirect tax considerations are essential to all these supply chain functions and is therefore also impacted.

During our webinar, we will focus on the shift by life sciences companies from selling products to delivering innovative solutions or services, in order to create value for the health care system and ultimately for the patients.

Data protection: HR focus on EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation

Dbriefs Legal

14 June 2019

Host: Nicolaas Vermandel

Presenter: Ivana Azzollini, Martin Doepner, Caron Gosling, and Julien Hick

After one year from the effective entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, companies are facing the challenges of the implementation of such provisions in the HR environment. In this area, the GDPR leaves (under the perspective of common guidelines and goals) a wide space for local legislation to arrange for compliance, taking into account also labour law constraints. The topic requires a specific approach, both global and local at the same time, which may differ from the general GDPR implementation and may, in this respect have a huge impact on multinational groups processes and procedures. Leveraging on the broad experience accrued in this specific area, we'll discuss a comparative analysis among different countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, and UK) on the main common issues to be considered:

  • Main labour law issues affecting GDPR implementation in HR.
  • Sensitive processes and data flows.
  • Critical areas and triggers.
  • Types of agreements to be entered into with HR-related service providers.

Join us to gain insights on how to manage and mitigate the risks and challenges in the GDPR implementation for your organisation.

 

E-invoicing - The next step in the e-Transformation of VAT Compliance

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

6 June 2019

Presenters: Liesbet Nevelsteen and Jolien Lauwens 

The Global Tax Center Europe (GTCE) leads global organisations to the future of tax compliance while ensuring their peace of mind every day.

The tax compliance landscape is constantly evolving. Among other factors, political decisions and the digitisation of tax authorities have an impact on the regulatory environment that should not be underestimated. Keeping control over data, systems and processes is crucial to implement a future-proof compliance strategy allowing to embrace change efficiently. 

GTCE, together with local Deloitte specialists, is inaugurating a series of country-specific webinars on such topics impacting the way we do compliance.

In this particular webinar, we will focus on the developments and challenges with e-invoicing, and its impact on VAT Compliance. 

Legal Risk Management: How does your organisation compare with the market? What does the future hold?

Dbriefs Legal

29 May 2019

Host: Karina Mowbray

Presenter: Tom Brunt, Emily Cromwell, and Stephen Lucas

Managing legal risk has never been more important for global organisations. As the Legal function transforms, so too does the way in which it contributes to an organisation's risk management approach, playing a greater role than ever before. However what exactly constitutes legal risk, how should it be managed, and by whom? Towards the end of 2018, we surveyed general counsel and senior in-house lawyers to benchmark approaches to legal risk management. We then overlaid Deloitte Legal's experience to form a view about what the future holds. During this webcast, we'll discuss:

  • An overview of legal risk management and why it matters
  • The key findings from our global cross-industry survey
  • Our views on the future, including how technology will improve the management of legal risk

We invite you to join the conversation and learn how your organization can manage legal risk more effectively.

 

Pan-European VAT Update - Q2 2019

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

27 May 2019

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Johan Van der Paal, Bruno Roelands, Karen Truyers and Sandeep Shinde 

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonised, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

This webinar is aimed at providing you with a brief update on the VAT changes in Europe, with a focus on the new measures to be introduced by the end of 2019 and in 2020. 

We will also update you on the VAT developments at global and EU levels. 

Remuneration paid by foreign affiliates: are you ready to comply with reporting and withholding obligations?

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

22 May 2019

Presenters: Piet Verswijver and Nicolaas Vermandel

The tax landscape is becoming increasingly transparent in a globalised world. Tax authorities have recently been conducting targeted audits to ensure that employees have reported equity related income granted by foreign parent companies. In order to counter unreported income of this type, a new law was recently introduced obliging Belgian employers to report and withhold taxes on remuneration paid by a foreign affiliate.

Simultaneously, the social security authorities have revised their official position based on certain case law entailing that equity or other performance related income is now subject to Belgian social security.

Integrating Tax Into The Journey To S/4HANA

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

21 May 2019

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Andy Michaelides, Jan de Clercq

Many organisations running SAP are currently building their business case and roadmap to move to S/4HANA. Tax is a key element in this process, but not always properly considered. If done correctly, the S/4HANA tax enhancements can create substantial efficiencies and cost savings within the tax function. During this session, we will discuss:

  • Current and future tax technology and ERP trends.
  • Current SAP tax issues and ways to mitigate these in advance of S/4HANA.
  • New SAP terminology and functionality and what it means for tax, including SAP’s new tax-specific suite of products; SAP Global Tax Management.

Discover how to integrate tax into your organisation’s roadmap to move to S/4HANA.

Brexit: Halloween extension

Dbriefs Legal

21 May 2019

Host: Andreas Jentgens

Presenters: Christofer Mellert and Meera Patel

The UK did not leave the EU on 29 March nor on 12 April, but will possibly exit on 31 October 2019 (or earlier if the Withdrawal Agreement is accepted, or later if another extension is agreed or not at all). The future is still unclear and businesses in the UK and the EU27 are now having to adjust their planning to new Brexit dates. The latest extension has neither removed nor diminished the risks and uncertainty but has at least provided some additional time. This time should be used wisely. Businesses should act now and finalise or bolster their contingency measures to make their operations are as “Brexit-proof” as possible. There are still legal actions possible and some only became practicable again as a result of the extension. A cross-border merger would again be possible to move entities or assets from the UK to the EU27 or the other way around. We'll discuss:

  • The current Brexit situation.
  • The possible legal measures that can be finalised until the new exit date.
  • What are the next steps for businesses to brace for Brexit.

Gain practical insights from our legal specialists on the evolving situation and prepare your business for Brexit, whatever the outcome is.

The new Belgian Companies Code: main organisational and tax implications

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

18 April 2019

Presenters: Kristof Maresceau & Luc De Broe 

On 28 February 2019, the Parliament enacted a brand new Belgian Companies Code. This new code aims to make Belgium a more competitive and attractive place to establish a company and will have an impact on every company in Belgium. Changes include the reduction of the number of company forms, amendments to companies’ managing bodies, removing barriers to dissolution and liquidation and amendments to the rules on the nationality of companies.

In this Webinar Kristof Maresceau and Luc De Broe will give you an update of this important new legislation, both from an organisational and tax viewpoint.

Token issuance: Gain insight into the legal operating models around token issuance in the ICO and crypto market

Dbriefs Legal

3 April 2019

Host: Clemens Petersen

Presenters: Sven Buschke, Martin Flisgen, Albrecht Kindler, Kathrin Rennertseder, and Osman Sacarcelik

Albeit the ICO and crypto market is in its post hype winter after the big collapse of crypto currencies and ICOs in 2018, a silver lining is noticeable with major regulators admitting first companies with crypto / token bearing products. With its market cap still being north of USD 135 bn. with plus 3000 different tradeable tokens, new products surface the markets as the likes of security token offerings (STOs). This new more mature wave of token models might have the potential to spur mass adoption and enter the corporation realms. As soon as the maturity of market increases after the 2018 dent, survivors are more likely to have sounder businesses, emerging custodial services can boost re-gained trust further. Companies start to act now as legal frameworks are establishing and competitors are prepping up and are thinking about entering this still infant type of financing/utility instruments face many challenging decisions in order to avoid mistakes driven by a fear of missing out. The entire lifecycle of token emissions needs to be taken into consideration, starting with the strategy, whether or not to issue tokens, the choice of the token type and the token design and execution of the offering. As this is highly regulatory driven and has a manifold of legal ramifications, a key determinant of the success of the token offering lies with the legal structure and set-up. What should be considered to help them take the right design decisions? In this Legal Dbriefs, we’ll discuss:

  • Market overview.
  • Token spectrum.
  • Regulatory challenges.
  • Tax structure.
  • Token design considerations.

Gain insight into the factors to consider whilst designing your legal operating model around token issuance. The topic should be of interest across business units, but with its focus on legal aspects in particular to general counsels and innovation teams of start-ups up to multinational companies, heads of operations for in-house legal functions, legal COOs, legal CFOs, and in-house legal practitioners.

Mandatory Disclosure of Cross-Border Arrangements (DAC6) - How to get started?

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

26 March 2019

Host: Annelies Dieusaert 

Presenters: Pieter Van Dyck, Nicolas Engelmann & Owen Gibbs

The EU Directive 2018/22 of 25 May 2018 (“DAC6”) adds a new dimension to the EU Directive on administrative cooperation and imposes new disclosure obligations on EU intermediaries and taxpayers in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements (RCBAs) with a presumed tax advantage.

While reports to tax authorities are only due as from July 2020, the obligation may include RCBAs implemented on or after 25 June 2018. EU taxpayers could be the subject of the reporting (by intermediaries) or could have an own responsibility to report RCBAs.

This webinar aims to explain how businesses will be impacted by the new disclosure obligation and how they need to prepare for it.

Benefits and incentives given by European States: Making sure your company can keep them. A state aid primer.

Dbriefs Legal

20 March 2019

Host: Hendrik Viaene

Presenters: Csaba Markus, Rafael Piqueras, and Wim Vandenberghe

Although the general prohibition on state aid and exemptions are part of the European Union rule books since 1958 and state aid spending is ever increasing, with approximately EUR 116.2 billion spent in 2017, for a long time, the European Union’s state aid rules were not on the radar of EU and non-EU companies. In the last few years, however, the European Commission is cracking down on state aid even more than before. This is why companies must be aware of state aid risks and think twice before accepting state subsidies, tax breaks, cheap land, R&D grants, etc. If they do not act diligently, companies may end up refunding the state aid, increased with a substantial recovery interest rate. In this session, specialists from Deloitte Legal and Deloitte, with a proven track record in ensuring compliance of subsidies with state aid rules and substantial litigation experience, including before the European Court of Justice, will:

  • Explain the basics of state aid (what is state aid, who are the stakeholders, what are the incentives).
  • Zoom in on the current issue of state aid and taxation (individual tax rulings, taxation schemes, way forward).
  • Describe approaches that can be undertaken in the area of R&D and government funding.
  • Discuss the impact of corporate restructuring in one/more EU Member State(s) on the eligibility for regional aid in other EU Member States.

Specialists from our Brussels, Madrid, and Budapest offices will provide practical insights into this challenging area of law and guide you on how to manage state aid issues.

Global Compliance – A Demanding Environment

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

19 March 2019

Host: Sarah Watts

Presenters: David Wright, Liesbet Nevelsteen

Global tax and finance teams are being challenged by increasing compliance and reporting demands. Research shows that global heads are wrestling with with the challenges of delivering global compliance. How can teams gain control whilst leveraging the power of data? We’ll discuss:

  • Global compliance and underlying issues and challenges, including:
    - different and constantly changing demands locally and globally.
    - the focus on technology, data and reporting.
    - balancing the overall cost with the risk and opportunity created.
  • Who is affected and approaches being taken.
  • What ‘good’ currently looks like.
  • Steps groups can take to be future ready.

Discover how to gain control over compliance and reporting globally, face the future and strive to discover value.

Brexit – Tax Readiness Update

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

4 March 2019

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Barney Horn, Caroline Barraclough, Edward Wright

While the UK and the EU would like to avoid the UK leaving the EU without an agreement on 29 March, as things currently stand that will happen in less than 30 days. What are the latest developments and key tax impacts from both UK and EU perspectives? We will cover the latest position and will discuss:

  • Customs duty implications - trade agreements, customs regimes to mitigate or suspend costs, Authorised Economic Operator status, and customs declarations.
  • VAT implications - loss of simplifications, cash flow, and registration requirements.
  • Corporate Tax and Social Security considerations.

Find our more about the ever changing landscape.

The impact of Brexit

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

28 February 2019

As things currently stand, the UK will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at midnight. The definitive outcome remains uncertain.

What is certain is that all companies, from multinationals to small businesses, need to prepare without delay and develop a readiness plan for the different possible scenarios.

  • Which parts, raw materials and services do you currently purchase in the United Kingdom? Where does your supplier purchase its goods? 
  • Do you know whether you will have to deal with import and export formalities (drafting import documents, requesting the necessary certificates, payment of import duties, classification requirements, etc.) ? 
  • Have you thought about whether you will have to register for VAT purposes in the United Kingdom? 
  • Did you look at your Incoterms and are you aware of the consequences if the United Kingdom leaves the free trade zone? 
  • Are you aware that your EORI-number will no longer be valid in the United Kingdom? 
  • What will be the impact on your current client relationships, agreements, suppliers? 
  • Will your employees in the United Kingdom become more expensive? 

With these and many more practical questions, we will have an answer during our webinar. This way, we want to help you with preparing a plan right now. 

The time is right to prepare your company for Brexit.

Legal Management Consulting: How to design and optimise your Legal Operating Model

Dbriefs Legal

27 February 2019

Host: Karina Mowbray

Presenters: Tom Brunt, Meghann Kelley, and Lester Pereira

Companies face many challenging decisions in designing their Legal Operating Model. What should Legal functions be considering to help them take the right design decisions? We will discuss:

  • What do we mean by an Operating Model?
  • A representation of a typical Legal Operating Model.
  • Diagnosing the Operating Model. 
  • Design consideration 1: Building a service catalogue for an in-house Legal Function.
  • Design consideration 2: In-house v Outsource.

Gain insight into the factors to consider whilst designing your Legal Operating model. The topic should be of interest to General counsels at multinational companies, Heads of Operations for in-house Legal functions, Legal COOs, Legal CFOs, and in-house Legal practitioners.

G20/OECD - Tax Challenges Of The Digitalisation Of The Economy Update

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

26 February 2019

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Zubin Patel, Ignacio Box

The G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released important updates on its work to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy. The OECD are exploring various proposals, on a without prejudice basis, working towards reaching a consensus-based long-term solution by 2020. Some options extend to the taxation of all multinational businesses, not just those that are highly digitalised. What might this mean for your organisation? Areas under consideration include:

  • Allocation of taxing rights between countries, looking at both nexus and profit allocation rules and, in particular, reward for market/user countries.
  • Inter-related rules to address profit shifting to entities subject to low effective rates of tax.

Find out more about the latest international tax developments.

How far will Indirect Tax digitisation go? Recent developments in Italy & Poland

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

19 February 2019

Presenters: Liesbet Nevelsteen, Krzysztof Wilk and Daniela Rubeo

GTCE, together with local Deloitte specialists, is hosting a series of country-specific webinars on such topics impacting the way we do compliance.

In this particular webinar, we will focus on the developments and challenges with respect SAF-T in Poland and Hungary.

Your value in participating:

  • Get a structured but pragmatic overview of SAF-T requirements in Hungary (recent introduction of real-time reporting) and Poland (longer-established monthly reporting requirement, and on-demand e-Tax Audit datasets);
  • Receive insights in how SAF-T impacts (and will impact) the way companies do VAT compliance.

Key Court Of Justice Of The European Union Decisions Of 2018: Interpreting VAT In Europe

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

15 January 2019

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Anbreen Khan, Pascal Schrijver

A number of significant VAT cases were decided by the CJEU in 2018. Cases reaching the Court concern indirect tax across the EU, and clarify important points affecting organisations in the region. What are the implications for your organisation’s approach to indirect tax? Cases we’ll discuss include:

  • Cases on input tax recovery on corporate transactions.
  • Volkswagen Financial Services on VAT and hire purchase transactions.
  • DPAS on the VAT treatment of payment handling.
  • MEO on the VAT treatment of early termination payments.
  • A look ahead at upcoming cases.

Keep up-to-date on the impact of key CJEU decisions.

The new single permit scheme | streamlining high-skilled immigration towards Belgium

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

15 January 2019

Presenters: Matthias Lommers and Joke Braam 

On 1 January 2019, the Single Permit immigration scheme enters into force. 

In this webinar, we will focus on the changes this Single Permit scheme will bring and how the new immigration process and rules will impact high-skilled immigration towards Belgium. 

Your value in participating:

• Get an update and overview of the Single Permit legislation; 

• Become familiar with the impact of the new rules on your mobile employees and your mobility management process;

• Get tips and tricks on streamlining your immigration processes. 

Brexit – Tax Readiness

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

11 January 2019

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Alexander Linn, Johan Hollebeek, Barney Horn

The publication of the Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU marks a positive development in negotiations. However, uncertainty remains, and businesses need to be ready to adapt to the outcome, including managing the tax implications. What are the latest developments and key tax impacts from both a UK and EU perspective? We’ll discuss:

  • Customs duty implications: impact on trade agreements, use of customs regimes to mitigate or suspend additional duty costs, applying for Authorised Economic Operator status, and managing submission of customs declarations.
  • VAT implications, including loss of simplifications, cash flow and registration requirements.
  • Corporate Tax and Social Security considerations arising when EU Directives no longer apply.

Find out what this means for your business.

Pan-European VAT Update - Q1 2019

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

11 January 2019

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, Donato Raponi, Karen Truyers and Sandeep Shinde 

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

This webinar is aimed at providing you with an update on the changes expected in 2019 in Europe. 

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