DAC6 rules on tax transparency: a new corporate tax landscape as of January 1, 2021

12 January 2021
15:00 – 16:00 CET
 -  On-demand
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Lydian and TMF Group are happy to invite you to a webinar on the EU’s DAC6 regulation.

How will these rules apply in Belgium?

The purpose of the DAC6 regulation is to enhance transparency, reduce uncertainty over beneficial ownership and dissuade the use of harmful tax structures.

Intermediaries and taxpayers will have to comply with the mandatory automatic exchange of information for all qualifying cross-border arrangements that fall under the DAC6 regulation. The compliance obligations apply retro-actively from 25 June 2018 and the first reporting deadline is 31 January 2021. Needless to say; immediate action is required in order to avoid adverse consequences and substantial penalties. 

In this webinar speakers from Lydian and TMF Group will share their insights around DAC6 on a Belgian level and how to best navigate the Belgian compliance with this EU regulation.


During the webinar the speakers will discuss:

  • Current state of play on DAC6
  • What needs to be reported
  • What information should be shared
  • Challenges stemming from the regulation
  • Practical implications and steps to be taken


Geert de Neef, Partner in Lydian’s Tax Practice

Gitte de Brabander, Head of Global Entity Management and Funds for Western Europe at TMF Group

Juan Carlos Asmat, Regulatory team TMF Group

Urgent action required: clarification on DAC6

The European Union passed DAC6, the directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation, which mandates that intermediaries and pertinent taxpayers disclose specific cross-border arrangements.

This directive was implemented in an effort to curtail new tax avoidance schemes or practices. It is inspired in BEPS Action 12 that prevent the circumvention of the OECD's Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

All intermediaries, either persons or companies, have to report any cross-border arrangements impacted by the DAC6 to their Member State's tax authority.