SIMONT BRAUN’s Tax department is there to guide our clients through the most complex tax legislation. The Tax department advises our clients on how to comply with tax legislation whilst structuring their activities in a tax efficient way.
Our Tax department provides our clients with innovative, business oriented tax advice, whether on a stand alone basis or as an integral part of the full legal service offered by SIMONT BRAUN. Our Tax department encompasses the very broad fields of tax consultancy and tax dispute resolution, covering all aspects of tax law that could impact the business of our clients, their management or shareholders.
Tax advice is not only about tax law. SIMONT BRAUN’s Tax department works together seamlessly with other departments, such as Corporate, Banking & Finance; Real Estate; Intellectual Property and Labour.
SIMONT BRAUN’s Tax department advises Belgian and international clients in relation to all business related tax issues. It handle all kinds of transactional tax related work, including:
- advising on tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures;
- advising on private equity or venture capital investments;
- setting up holding structures and tax efficient financing structures;
- requesting advance tax rulings;
- advising on real estate transactions.
Alongside the direct tax implications, most of these transactions also include challenging indirect tax components such as VAT, registration duties or other miscellaneous duties.
In addition to the transactional tax services, our Tax department advises on fringe benefit taxes, retirement plan taxes, employee or management stock option or warrant plans and related matters.
The Tax department also regularly assists clients on estate and succession planning.
Apart from the tax consultancy services, the Tax department assists clients in relation to all kinds of disputes involving direct tax matters (personal and corporate income tax) and indirect tax matters. In doing so, SIMONT BRAUN’s Tax department resolves disputes by agreement with the competent tax authorities, or through administrative proceedings and, if need be, through defending our clients’ position before the competent tax tribunals and/or courts