Financial Times: Belgium tries to fix one of Europe’s most skewed tax systems

28/09/2016 | Tax | Michel Maus
A combination of sizeable exemptions to inheritance tax and low taxes on capital gains have long been the envy of the rich in neighbouring France and the Netherlands — so much so that many have moved their money across the border.
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To Michel Maus, a tax law professor at Brussels Free University, the government’s efforts so far to increase taxation of capital amount to “window dressing” and “a bit political propaganda”.
“Belgium is still some kind of tax oasis for high-net-worth individuals,” he says.

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Financial Times: Belgium tries to fix one of Europe’s most skewed tax systems