News articles written by Philip Maertens

Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreement with France extended

1 September 2020

We refer to our newsflashes of 28 August 2020 and 31 augustus 2020 and in which we announced the extension of the international agreements regarding a mutual “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to COVID-19 (travel) restrictions concluded between Belgium and Luxembourg/the Netherlands/Germany until 31 December 2020. As anticipated, a similar extension is

Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreement with Germany extended

31 August 2020

We refer to our newsflash of 28 August 2020 in which we announced the extension of the international agreements regarding a mutual “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to COVID-19 (travel) restrictions concluded between Belgium and Luxembourg/the Netherlands until 31 December 2020. As anticipated, a similar extension is now announced for the agreement

Requests COVID-19: homeworking expense allowance

20 August 2020

Following the recently published Circular Letter concerning homeworking expense allowance, the Belgian Ruling Office has published a statement on the 19th of August 2020 in this respect.  As stated in our newsflash of 17th of July 2020, employers can grant a lump sum allowance for home office expenses to their employees equal to EUR 129,48

New Circular letter – Home working expense allowance 

17 July 2020

As working from home will be the new normal for many companies, the Belgian tax authorities released a circular letter including guidelines for the application of a lump sum allowance for home office expenses. If the home working is done in a structured and recurring manner an amount of up to EUR 129,48 per month (as from 1

Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: FAQ 17 June 2020

8 July 2020

Currently, the COVID-19 health crisis seems to be under control within Europe, with some local lock-down measures being put in place and barring a potential second wave. So, if things continue to evolve in a positive manner during summer, it looks like employees might gradually be able to return to their regular (pre-corona) cross-border working