wachtdocument

English translation: provisional / temporary document

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Flemish term or phrase:wachtdocument
English translation:provisional / temporary document
Entered by: jarry (X)

07:30 Aug 19, 2006
Flemish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Taxation & Customs / VAT
Flemish term or phrase: wachtdocument
De problemen stellen zich wanneer de afnemer geen of een niet conform de Belgische BTW-wetgeving opgestelde factuur van de dienstverrichter ontvangt. In dergelijke gevallen is de afnemer gehouden zelf een zogenaamd “wachtdocument” op te stellen. Op heden is volgens de Belgische BTW-wetgeving een dergelijk wachtdocument enkel geldig om de handeling vast te stellen en de verschuldigde BTW te voldoen, maar niet om het recht op aftrek uit te oefenen.

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Andre de Vries
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:42
pro forma or temporary document
Explanation:
An educated guess, bearing in mind that "wachtdocument" is mentioned in inverted commas in the source text.
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jarry (X)
South Africa
Local time: 09:42
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3 +1pro forma or temporary document
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pro forma or temporary document


Explanation:
An educated guess, bearing in mind that "wachtdocument" is mentioned in inverted commas in the source text.

jarry (X)
South Africa
Local time: 09:42
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agree  writeaway: yes, but since this is a Federal govt. text,and Belgians do have a word for pro forma and temporary, I'd tend to go more towards the word 'pending' or maybe even 'interim'. pro forma +temporary are too 'definite' as terms./maybe transl.probs from Fr?
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  -> Thank P. Is 'temporary' too definite??? This may be an official Belgian government text, but "wachtdocument" is used in it in inverted commas. Surely that implies that it is not an official term.
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