The 265 million was charged on profits made between 2003 and 2009. Initially the Belgian taxman argued that the company had set up a construction via Luxembourg intended to avoid paying tax in Belgium. The Belgian taxman discovered the operation in 2007 and increased GDF Suez's tax bill. Last year a Brussels court threw out part of this increase and as a result of this decision the taxman decided to accept the French company's position. It is now repaying a total of 285 million euros.