Belgium-Germany Country Desk
BDO has dedicated a special service to its German and/or German-speaking customers: “BDO German Desk”. With this, BDO is meeting the expectations of its customers, and in addition to its activities in the field of audit/assurance, tax/legal, accounting/reporting and corporate finance, is also paying attention to language-specific and country-specific aspects.
This multidisciplinary service is aimed primarily at German-speaking subsidiaries in Belgium whose parent company is located in Germany, as well as at companies in the region of Eupen around St. Vith. With its specialist know-how, BDO German Desk is excellently placed for this target group and advises or serves German and/or German-speaking customers in an optimal way.
Fiscal, legal and accounting guidance
- assistance in choosing between company (subsidiary) or branch (permanent establishment)
- completion of all start-up formalities
- drawing up and optimisation of VAT returns, financial statements and corporation tax returns
- responsible representation regarding VAT, reclaiming foreign VAT
- guidance on take-overs of Belgian companies (due diligence, take-over contracts, structuring)
- drafting of and advice on commercial contracts (hire, agency, cooperation agreements, etc.)
Guidance on personnel matters
- legal assistance in the recruitment of staff and optimisation of the differences between the two countries
- drafting of employment contracts with optimisation of Belgian or German employment law
- coordination of all periodic payroll formalities
- drafting salary splits, applying for expat status
- optimisation of social security position (secondment, multiple employment in accordance with EU regulations)