News articles written by Bart Lombaerts

Draft law implementing the zero-emission company car as the new standard

16 September 2021

As indicated in our newsflashes of 21 April 2021 and of 18 May 2021, it was agreed in the government declaration to adapt the tax and social legislation around mobility to stimulate the green agenda. On 14 September the draft law specifying the fiscal and social treatment of company cars was submitted to The Chamber.

Withholding tax incentives: time to take action – deadline extended to 1 October 2021

3 August 2021

Various tax incentives (e.g. for overtime, R&D, night and shift work, etc.) take the form of an exemption of transferring wage withholding taxes. These tax incentives are thus to be processed through payroll.  Extension of deadline for 2020 wage withholding tax returns Although the wage withholding tax returns for 2020 are already submitted during the

New lump-sum amount for reimbursement of business use of private car.

18 June 2021

Employees using a privately-owned car for business purposes can now be reimbursed a lump-sum amount of EUR 0.3707 per kilometre. Costs that an employee incurs when using a privately-owned car for business purposes can be reimbursed by the employer free of income tax and exempt from social security contributions. Repayment can be made on a

The zero-emission company car as the new standard

18 May 2021

As mentioned in our newsflash of 21 April 2021, the text of the government declaration indicated that it was the intention to modify the tax treatment of company cars by 2026 and move to zero emission vehicles. On 18 May, the Belgian federal government reached an agreement on the tax treatment of (eco-friendly) company cars. 

The ‘how’ and ‘when’ of the Corona premium.

12 May 2021

The government has reached a consensus on the terms of the wage negotiations and provided their mediation proposal to the unions and employer’s organisations. Besides confirming that the wages may increase up to 0,4 % in 2021 and 2022 on top of the expected indexation (2,8%), it provides that companies that have performed well in

Company cars completely electric by 2026?

21 April 2021

The text of the government declaration already indicated that it was the intention to modify the tax treatment of company cars by 2026 and move to zero emission vehicles. To make this ambition a reality, the Belgian Minister of Finance, Vincent Van Peteghem, has now announced to make work of this initiative. The Minister stated

Company cars: the list of false hybrids has been updated

8 February 2021

Over the past few years, the taxation of cars has been linked more and more to their ecological footprint, and more specifically, their CO2-emission. This is not different for hybrid cars. A few months after the previous update, the list of corresponding vehicles for “fake hybrids” has been updated again earlier this week. You can

Company vehicles: CO2 solidarity-contribution

11 January 2021

The CO2-emission is and remains key when taxing cars in Belgium. In a previous newsflash, we’ve already explained which CO2-emission (NEDC, NEDC 2.0 or WLTP) should be used for tax purposes in the coming year(s). Now, also the National Social Security Office (NSSO) has confirmed that, in absence of new legislation, they will keep following