The Belgian federal government introduced a financial incentive in 2007 (following on from the 2005 Generation Pact) for people in the private sector to work longer: the so-called “pension bonus”. This was a temporary measure. Its continued existence was to depend in part on whether it generated the desired effect – i.e. an increase in
1. Fees paid to ethical committees: same VAT treatment as clinical trials Research work (including but not limited to clinical trials) performed by Belgian doctors and / or hospitals for consideration for Belgian pharmaceutical companies is, as a general rule, subject to Belgian VAT unless the doctor/hospital can apply the VAT exemption for “small businesses”.
Draft bill – various tax and financial measures Recently, the government approved a draft bill laying down various tax and financial provisions. The proposed measures constitute a part of the budgetary action agreed by the Government and can be summarised as follows: Simplification of the Belgian personal tax system: deductible expenses will become tax reductions.
Stock options aretaxable on the 60th day following the offer if an employee or company director has accepted the offer in writing within 60days following the offer. The taxable option value is generally calculated as a percentage of the market value of the underlying shares on the day prior to the actual offer date or
On 10 July 2012, the Dutch First Chamber approved legislation introducing a one-time employers tax of 16% on high salaries. In March 2013, employers will have to pay a 16% employers tax on all salaries paid out in 2012 which exceed EUR 150,000.
In order to determine whether someone should be considered as working in one Member State only with limited travel to other Member States or as being simultaneously employed in different Member States, one should – amongst others – determine whether or not the activities carried out outside the country of usual employment take up 5%