COVID-19 crisis

22 11, 2021

Step into the future today

November 22nd, 2021|To The Point|

Step into the future today BDO partners with the Living Tomorrow innovation campus Laurien Van Nieuwenhove, Content Officer BDO Marketing & Communication BDO Belgium has connected with the Living Tomorrow innovation campus as an exclusive partner for the coming 5 years. With this partnership, we are highlighting our growing and future-oriented advisory services. And we want to attract the coveted talent so that we can build a more innovative, sustainable and inclusive future together. [...]

22 11, 2021

Teleworking from abroad

November 22nd, 2021|To The Point|

Teleworking from abroad Tax and legal consequences and risks Charlotte Van Braeckel, Senior Consultant BDO Legal, Nancy Slegers, Partner BDO Tax Teleworking from abroad is becoming more and more common. However, you should ask yourself what the rules are. Can it be regulated, and what are the risks for both the employer and the employee from a tax, legal and social law perspective? In our globalised world, ever more employees are working [...]

22 11, 2021

Retain talent in your company!

November 22nd, 2021|To The Point|

Retain talent in your company! With stock options or other employee participations Anne-Charlotte Lelièvre, Senior Manager BDO Legal Nicolas Thémelin, Senior Manager BDO Tax The COVID-19 crisis has profoundly changed the way we work, but also the way in which employees look at that ‘new way of working’. It is now up to companies to keep their available talent motivated and on board. All means are welcome in this regard. Stock options, for example, are clearly [...]

22 11, 2021

‘Employee engagement’: a fine example of pure craftsmanship

November 22nd, 2021|To The Point|

‘Employee engagement’: a fine example of pure craftsmanship Turn your employer brand into a unique asset Laurien Van Nieuwenhove, Content Officer BDO Marketing & Communication No less than 87% of employees don’t feel engaged when it comes to their employer, even though employee engagement is fundamental to a company’s success. In other words: high time for action! Marketing experts Inge van Belle and Klaus Lommatzsch have used their extensive experience to write ‘Employee engagement, what else?’, [...]

19 05, 2021

Municipal mergers – do they make sense?

May 19th, 2021|To The Point|

Municipal mergers - do they make sense or not? BDO’s benchmark study confirms merger opportunities. Flanders has 300 municipalities and more and more of them are toying with the idea of merging – to strengthen their financial base, and because scale is important. The larger a municipality, the more power it has to serve its citizens. But a merger is not something you rush into. Our experts have developed a step-by-step plan to assist local authorities during the merger process.

18 05, 2021

Astra Sweets: “Switching in the short-term with a view to the long-term strategy.”

May 18th, 2021|To The Point|

You can sit in a corner and cry or make the best of it with all your might. Astra Sweets resolutely chose the latter. The sweets producer did not panic because of the crisis, but it did bring about a shift in some accents in the short-term. Managing Director Ronald Luyckx: “We tried to identify and capitalise on those opportunities that yield short-term results in order to offset the negative impact of the coronavirus crisis on certain market segments as much as possible. That’s in keeping with our no-nonsense culture.” In parallel, Astra Sweets continued to work on long-term strategic projects.

18 05, 2021

With the ‘P’ of Performance

May 18th, 2021|To The Point|

With the ‘P’ of Performance. Despite the health crisis, some companies are more confident about their growth opportunities than others. BDO experts have developed a 7P Diagnostic Tool so that you can check the health/success of your company or organisation and benchmark it against the market. Withdrawing into a corner is certainly not the right answer, as Jürgen Ingels and Marion Debruyne testify. In any case, BDO Belgium is not giving up. Proof of this is its latest acquisition: the Antwerp-based firm ‘Beirens & Wellens’. Even in the new normal, fiscal, social, and political movements continue to drive business and entrepreneurship. This issue of ‘To The Point’ homes in on the impact of the Programme Law, the new law on whistleblowers, the adapted rules for Belgian foundations, the consequences of Brexit on VAT, customs, GDPR and employee mobility, the importance of real-time accounting, and the new tax on securities accounts. Also covered: the BDO Academy, the CSR report, the tax on French dividends, and the sense and nonsense of municipal mergers.

12 05, 2021

The future is today

May 12th, 2021|To The Point|

The future is today. At the beginning of April 2021, BDO and the Antwerp accountancy firm ‘Beirens & Wellens’ joined forces. A very conscious and strategically complementary choice. The customers and employees of both players benefit, continuity is assured, the pool of experience and multidisciplinary expertise expands, and penetration in – and proximity to – the Belgian market is strengthened.

28 10, 2020

All about the ‘carry back scheme’

October 28th, 2020|To The Point|

All about the ‘carry back scheme’ Tax support promotes solvency during the COVID-19 crisis For many entrepreneurs, the coronavirus crisis is having a significant impact on their financial forecast for the current financial year. To avoid needlessly increasing costs, the government has launched the so-called carry back scheme. This is an early loss deduction for corporate, personal tax and non-resident income tax (companies/natural persons). Let us explain. Authors: Amber Van Landeghem, Advisor, Liesbeth Debusschere, Manager BDO [...]

27 10, 2020

Resumption of social elections process

October 27th, 2020|To The Point|

Resumption of social elections process Due to the COVID-19 crisis, few or no employees have been physically present in the workplace, which has severely disrupted normal operations at many companies. As implementing the usual social election process was no longer feasible, the Group of Ten (the top employer and trade union negotiators) collectively decided to suspend the process. What happens now? Authors: Charlotte Van Braeckel, Junior Consultant, Johannes Pannus, Advisor BDO Social Legal On 17 March [...]

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