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Belgian ISF - Subscription tax on securities accounts

Belgian ISF - Subscription tax on securities accounts

While France has just abolished its solidarity wealth-tax and replaced it with a tax on real estate assets, thus restricting its scope of application, Belgium has recently introduced a tax on securities accounts. It can be perceived by some as a Belgian equivalent to the “ISF” (French wealth tax). Many tax exiles who left France for Belgium are therefore considering relocating back to France, depending on their bottom-line impact. They are now facing a dilemma: on the one hand living in a country that is taxing their heritage and on the other hand living in a country taxing where financial income will become taxable.

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