Iven De Hoon

About Iven De Hoon

Iven De Hoon wrote a number of books and articles on taxation. His trademark is a smooth, open style. Even the toughest subjects become understandable and captivating. Next to asset planning, his biggest passion is international taxation, especially everything offshore. He has, without a doubt, become the offshore specialist of the Benelux.

The debate over citizenship by investment programmes

By |In The Spotlight Home|

The company Kleindienst Group announced that investors who purchase certain properties in the UAE project “The Heart of Europe” will become eligible for Moldovan citizenship. More specifically, to qualify for

What are the countries with the lowest and highest tax burden?

By |Doing business international|

CapRelo, a global relocation management company, published a list of countries that impose the lowest and the highest tax burden on labour. The study covers 40 countries. To compile the

Seven EU countries were accused in being tax havens

By |Doing business international|

In the first part of 2019, the European Parliament issued a report which argues that seven EU countries, namely, Belgium, Cyprus, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, and the Netherlands, display traits

Amazon did not pay any corporate tax legally for 2018

By |Doing business international|

It is widely known that Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world with revenues in 2018 exceeding USD 232 billion. The company is known not only with

Bulgaria has the most affordable labour force in the EU

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A report released by Eurostat revealed the countries where employees get the lowest hourly rates in the EU. Bulgaria has the lowest average hourly rate (EUR 3,5), followed by Romania

Andalusia abolishes most of its inheritance taxes

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The Spanish province of Andalusia was widely known for its high inheritance tax rates. Since the tax authorities were assessing the inheritance tax on the theoretical value of the properties

The United States and France lobby for a minimum global corporate tax rate

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In February 2019, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the United States supports the proposal of France to impose a worldwide minimum corporate tax rate for developed countries.

Payment transfers to and from EU countries that do not use euro will become cheaper

By |Doing business international|

The European Union adopted amendments to Regulation No 924/2009 that will allow EU countries that are not members of the eurozone to benefit from the very low cross-border fees applying

The post-Brexit UK may be based on the Singapore model

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Introduction According to Jeremy Hunt (the UK Foreign Secretary), Singapore can serve as a model for the post-Brexit UK. In an article written by him for Daily Mail in December

Poland reduces its corporate tax rate in specific cases

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On the 1st of January 2019, a new Polish tax legislation entered into force. It reduced the corporate income tax rate to 9% for taxpayers having revenues equal or less