On 30 November, the General Representative of the Government of Flanders in Southern Africa has signed a double taxation treaty between Belgium and Botswana.
Double taxation treaties are treaties in which states agree on how to coordinate collecting their taxes. The main objective is to ensure that the same tax matter is not charged twice.
In this case, it concerns a so-called ‘mixed treaty’. In addition to federal taxes, the current and possibly future taxes of the federated states are also part of the scope of such a treaty. Examples include levying surcharges or tax deduction and tax abatements that Flanders can allow.
General Representation of the Government of Flanders in Southern Africa