WEBINAR 23/06: Cross-border activities: permanent establishment for tax purposes and consequences in 2021

Would you also like to take current and future tax trends into account when organizing your cross-border activities?

Doing business across borders can also have tax consequences in the other country. For example, foreign entrepreneurs – and their employees active in Belgium – will be taxable in Belgium if they have a so-called “permanent establishment” here.  This also applies to Belgian entrepreneurs doing business outside the country.

What constitutes a “permanent establishment” significantly changed due to international developments (BEPS, Multilateral Instrument, etc.). These changes may result in foreign activities being taxed locally at an earlier stage. Working from home and possible temporary work interruptions as a result of Corona can also have an impact…

Entrepreneurs who carry out cross-border activities are advised to analyze the tax situation of their foreign activities in a timely manner in order to take into account the possible impact on the financial and administrative level.

During this webinar, we will explain the concept of permanent establishment and the consequences in the field of direct taxation.


The following topics will be discussed during this webinar on Wednesday 23 June:

  • When are we talking about a material, project and personal permanent establishment?
  • What is the impact of recent international developments?
  • What is the impact of working from home and temporary work interruptions due to Corona?
  • What are the concrete consequences of having a permanent establishment in another country?
  • Procedural aspects and points of attention: from (nil) tax return to tax appeal phase
  • Concrete examples of permanent establishments in Belgium
  • There will of course be time at the end to answer any questions you may have.


Maarten Boonen – Manager

Ashley Bergmans – Manager

Glenda Boone – Director


Would you also like to take current and future tax trends into account when organizing your cross-border activities? Register now and at the latest before 21 June for this free Webinar that will take place on Wednesday 23 June from 13.30 to 14.45 am by registering via the link below. Your participation is completely free but registration is required.

On the day of the webinar, you will receive the link to log in approximately one hour before the start of the webinar.

We hope to welcome you on this free webinar!

Van Havermaet

BTW: BE 428.179.774
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