• SUPPLIES OF SERVICES BY LAWYERS ARE SUBJECT TO VAT

SUPPLIES OF SERVICES BY LAWYERS ARE SUBJECT TO VAT

01 July 2013

In the framework of the recent budget control measures, the decision has been taken to submit lawyer’s services to VAT at a 21% rate as of 1 January 2014. On the other hand, VAT incurred on capital goods and on costs will be deductible.

In parallel to the situation of bailiffs and notaries, the Tax Administration will soon publish new instructions for the application of this new regime.

Our specialists are closely following up on this matter and will keep you posted on this topic as soon as more clarity will be brought (e.g. which costs are to be excluded from the taxable base…) as well as on the revision practicalities (correction of VAT on capital goods).

Contact

In case of questions or request for personalised advice with respect to the impact of this measure on your law firm or on your clients, do not hesitate to contact your regular BDO contact person or send an email to [email protected] for the attention of one of the members our VAT Competence Center: 

  • Erwin Boumans, or 02/778.01.00
  • Bart Beheydt, or 03/230.58.40
  • Pascal Dauw, or 09/210.54.10

Visit our website regularly for more updates!