Not only do the tax authorities know the accounts in which you are parking your money in Belgium, but they can now also check exactly how much is in each of them. However, the tax authorities cannot just browse at will through all these savings accounts and current accounts.
EUR1,339,000,000,000. This was the total amount of dividends paid out by listed companies worldwide to their shareholders last year, according to Nasdaq. Dividends are therefore also an attractive income stream for investors. But there are some potential risks.
Split purchases remain a popular technique for parents to buy property jointly with their children. In this way, inheritance tax can be significantly reduced later. But there are also a number of snakes in the grass here.
If you want to gift a substantial amount, you do not necessarily have to involve a notary. You can also organise the gift yourself, without having to pay gift tax. However, you need to think carefully about the so-called "waiting period". This has recently been extended in Wallonia. What will the impact be? And will Flanders and Brussels do the same?