Does the law provide a favourable tax treatment for my copyrights?


Does the law provide a favourable tax treatment for my copyrights?

Specific tax regimes apply to the royalties an author may receive for the license or transfer of his copyrights. These regimes are different in every country. Tax regimes are relevant for artistic creations but can also be applied to more business-oriented contexts, such as marketing and software creations.
The identification of copyright-relevant activities and the calculation of royalties benefiting from a favourable tax treatment depends on the specific situation of every author.  Users can also apply for a tax ruling from the local tax authorities on the application of the system to their activities.

How we can help you and add value?

Audit of your activities in view of tax optimisation

Advise you on copyright taxation
Preparation of documents for tax purposes
Drafting of tax rulings

Collaboration with your accountant

Our approach starts with a good understanding of your business, your corporate structure and activities.
We identify the activities that are relevant from a copyright point of view and assess their weight within the broader scope of your activities.
A tax specialist then calculates a percentage of revenues that can be allocated to the copyright relevant activities.
We can also draft a copyright transfer agreement as well as corporate and other documents that may be required for tax audit reasons.
We assist those authors who wish to obtain more certainty as to the application of the regime to their activities with the drafting and obtaining a ruling from the national tax authorities.

Where we make the difference


We have assisted clients in all kinds of innovative, artistic and commercial areas. This allows us to identify relevant activities from an intellectual property right perspective and to better apply the tax regime.


We understand that our client’s financial managers and accountants have a good understanding of the client’s corporate and financial situation. They regularly consult with us on the implementation of the copyright tax regime.


In case of tax-related matters, Gevers recommend the right tax specialists and actively cooperate with them in order to optimise your intellectual property assets.

We look Forward to working with YOU

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