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13 04, 2022

What, exactly, are net assets?

April 13th, 2022|To The Point|

What, exactly, are net assets? ‘Alarm bell’ procedures in critical situations Christèle Parmentier, Partner BDO Accountancy A company’s board of directors is responsible for its financial situation. Among other things, this means that, should there be a critical decrease in the company’s net assets, the board must follow an ‘alarm bell’ procedure. But what, exactly, is meant by net assets? The Belgian Accounting Standards Commission (CNC-CBN) provides clarity in its opinion. In the event [...]

19 05, 2021

Belgian foundations on the rise

May 19th, 2021|To The Point|

Belgian foundations on the rise. New rules make the legal form more attractive. With the new Companies and Associations Code, Belgians are much less inclined to resort to the Dutch foundation to transfer or anchor their family business. In 2020, over 50% more Belgian private foundations were established in Belgium than the previous year. The number used as an administration office increased almost threefold. In this article, we examine what is driving this sudden increase.

24 04, 2020

CCA establishes new rules for payments and annual accounts

April 24th, 2020|To The Point|

CCA establishes new rules for payments and annual accounts Since 1 January 2020, the new Belgian Code of Companies and Associations (CCA) also applies to existing legal entities. This law establishes several new mandatory provisions and overhauls others. There are new rules relating to payments, for example. Furthermore, a new annual accounts model is now in effect. We will use several frequently asked questions to explore the most relevant aspects of these new rules in greater detail. [...]

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