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 […]

Spring is here. Ushering in its wake a keen urge to be out and about. To enjoy our garden. To go off on holiday, to the seaside or the mountains. To get some action. To get some fresh air. To get some space. Indoor or outdoor living is no longer the question, the boundary between the inside and the outside becoming increasingly blurred. A gentle breeze of change and renewal can be felt blowing through this new edition of VILLAS magazine, tempting us to head off to greener pastures, to go and see what is being done elsewhere and be inspired. Softly, softly… with a spring in our step…

Spring/Summer ’23
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 […]