It is highly important to carefully plan and manage your personal and family estate. VILLAS offers a selection of interesting articles with wise and useful investment advice and inspiration for your asset management. Whether you are interested in private banking, high-end real estate in Belgium and abroad, or prefer to invest in luxurious collectibles such as vintage watches, the finest jewelry or collectors cars, VILLAS magazine is the medium for you.
Inheriting property abroad: double taxation?

Many Belgians own property abroad. The most common situation is that of the Belgian resident who has acquired a property abroad. It may be an account in a foreign bank or shares in foreign companies. In case of death, which countries will tax these assets? Do the heirs have to pay inheritance tax abroad and […]

The features we have prepared for you in this edition see us steer our sights towards the Middle East, a region with its own distinct personality from the rest of the world… How? By showcasing eye-catching houses, architecture and gardens that open up horizons far beyond our European shores. The United Arab Emirates, and Dubai in particular, as well as being popular business and tourism destinations, have evolved into a “laboratory” for avant-garde ideas and projects in the fields of design and urban planning. Morocco, a sublime city that subtly blends tradition and modernity, notably in this property designed by the emblematic Studio KO, the essential architectural duo. Marrakech remains a destination that never disappoints. There is always something to discover in the Imperial City. A change of scenery is guaranteed, and a few days away for a weekend, even at the last minute, is a promise of authentic pleasures…

Changes to life insurance taxation in the Brussels-Capital Region

In an ordinance published on 1 August 2022, the Brussels-Capital Region decided to align its life insurance tax system with that of the Walloon and Flemish Regions. The tax changes mainly concern life insurance donations and life insurance policies taken out by several policyholders. The Order also provides for a mechanism to avoid double inheritance […]