A-B InBev said it is in discussions with Belgiums tax authorities

A-B InBev said it is in discussions with Belgium's tax authorities

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed it is being investigated by Belgium's tax authorities over one of its subsidiaries in its home country. 

Belgian newspaper De Tijd reported details of the case earlier today, with the report alleging that an agreement allowed the brewer to transfer profits to a Belgium company that exists only on paper

In a statement to just-drinks today, A-B InBev said: "We confirm that we have been informed that the BBI (Belgian Special Tax Inspection Authorities) wishes to look into what would be the most appropriate fiscal treatment for one of our subsidiaries, Ampar BVBA.

“Currently, we cannot comment any further as discussions with the BBI have only recently started.”

The statement added: “We do wish to stress that AB InBev complies with all fiscal rules and regulations in Belgium and all other countries where we do business."

When asked, a company spokesperson declined to detail the nature of Ampar BVBA's business.