German Desk (English Version) 

The German Desk of KPMG Tax & Legal Advisers, Belgium is part of the Tax and Legal Practice of the KPMG network in Belgium. Its primary objective is to advise and assist German clients with tax affinity in Belgium as well as Belgian clients with tax affinity in Germany.  The German Desk draws on specific knowledge of the tax implications of the relationship between Belgium and Germany.

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How KPMG can help

We possess broad expertise and a deepened understanding of the issues and difficulties relevant to our clients. Therefore, we can offer you highly specialized tax and legal advice tailor-made for your needs.


The German Desk team can help you further inter alia within the following areas:


  • Tax advice on national and international situations as well as Tax Compliance Services for Belgian and foreign taxpayers (companies and individuals)
  • Advice on social security law in national and international situations as well as labor law advice
  • Advice on wage tax obligations as well as benefitting from the Belgian “expat status” for your personnel
  • Legal Advice on commercial and company law matters


Our help for you could, for instance, be as follows:


  • Fulfillment of tax obligations in the framework of the Tax Compliance Services (in particular corporate tax, personal income tax, VAT and customs), in each case for your resident or non-resident companies and personnel
  • Support in VAT matters or the claiming of VAT refunds
  • Identification of tax optimization possibilities as well as identification of risks  for companies, permanent establishments and individuals
  • Tax Optimization of transnational structures
  • Registration of a branch or of a liaison office and advice on the related issues of corporate tax, VAT and social security law
  • Correspondence with Belgian tax authorities as well as preparation / accompanying of tax audits  
  • Setting- up as well as structural / capital measures in respect of companies of all legal forms
  • Advice for board members / managers and on Corporate Governance
  • Due Diligence, sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, take-over bids
  • Designing of (international) procurement and delivery contracts, distribution structures and General Terms and Conditions
  • Advising on the law of product liability, manufacturer liability as well as on data protection law.


We can rely on far-reaching experience, having worked with a large number of clients within a wide range of companies belonging to multinationals groups or family-owned enterprises. We offer a customized approach developed in close cooperation with clients and our colleagues from the KPMG network in Germany and other service lines of the Belgian KPMG network.


Moreover, the worldwide KPMG network with tax advisory services in 145 countries is at your disposal and capable of providing you with help in each and any issue of international taxation.



Wolfgang Oepen

Wolfgang Oepen

Director Corporate Tax

+32 (0)27084151