News articles written by Christiaan Moeskops

The mobility allowance is already being revised

7 September 2018

As from 1 January 2018, it is possible for employees to exchange their company cars for a mobility allowance – the so called ‘cash for cars’- which is subject to a beneficial social security & income tax treatment (see our newsflash of 25 May 2018). Now, after a short evaluation period, the Belgian Federal Government

Is your mobility strategy up to date?

27 August 2018

The changing world of mobility    In Belgium, cars are still the most frequently used means of transportation. Given the current tax and social security landscape, the company provided car is still a highly valued element in the reward scheme by many employees. Nonetheless, the landscape of the company car is changing with the upcoming new WLTP (Worldwide

Mobility budget – Agreement within the Council of Ministers

31 July 2018

In March 2018, the government reached an agreement on the principles of the mobility budget. Meanwhile, this agreement was formed into a preliminary draft of law, which was approved by the Council of Ministers on 26 July 2018. The mobility budget will co-exist with the recently introduced mobility allowance. Both measures aim to reduce the

Wage cost reduction for shift labour in the construction sector

20 June 2018

The Act of 26 March 2018 has introduced a specific regime for wage withholding tax exemption for shift labour in the construction sector. The legislation as existing in article 275/5 BITC regarding shift labour has thus been amended with an additional definition for shift labour in the construction sector. The Belgian tax administration issued on

Taxation of Dutch AOW pensions – Circular 8 March 2018

20 March 2018

Certain taxpayers, who have been living and/or working in The Netherlands, may decide to move their residency from The Netherlands to Belgium and retire in Belgium. Over the years, there has been quite some discussion and uncertainty in the Belgian fiscal landscape with respect to the taxation of Dutch AOW pensions, paid to tax residents