News articles written by Philip Maertens

Home working expense allowance – update

7 July 2021

On 1 July 2021 an addendum (Circular 2021/C/62) was issued to the Circular 2021/C/20 of 26 February 2021 on employer contributions for home office work. The Circular 2021/C/20 of 26 February 2021 discusses the tax system for employer contributions for home office work. According to this Circular, employers may grant employees who structurally and regularly

Workforce Podcast – The future of work: what’s next?

25 June 2021

The future of work: what’s next?   The world of work is developing rapidly. The digital revolution had already increased the pace of change, and the impact of COVID-19 has only added fuel to fire. The pandemic showed us that companies are ready and willing to truly embrace flexible and remote working. Indeed, across industries

Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: Agreement with the Netherlands extended

24 June 2021

In our newsflash of 12 March 2021 we referred to the extension until 30 June 2021 of the mutual agreement between Belgium and the Netherlands, which includes a “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to government imposed COVID-19 (travel) restrictions.  With ongoing vaccination marathons the end of the global pandemic definitely seems to

Newsflash – Update foreign real estate

24 June 2021

In our newsflashes of 8 December 2020 and 18 March 2021, we referred to the difference in tax treatment for foreign real estate compared to real estate located in Belgium and to the new way of working by attributing a “Belgian cadastral income (kadastraal inkomen / revenu cadastral)” to each foreign real estate. A cadastral

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

23 June 2021

In our newsflash of 31 March 2021 we referred to the extension until 30 June 2021 of the mutual agreement between Belgium and Germany, which includes a “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to government imposed COVID-19 (travel) restrictions.  While large parts of the population are vaccinated and the end of the global

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

17 June 2021

In our newsflash of 12 March 2021 and our newsflash of 2 April 2021 we referred to the extension of the mutual agreements between Belgium and Luxembourg / France, which includes a “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to government imposed COVID-19 (travel) restrictions. With large parts of the population vaccinated, the end

Workforce Podcast – Transform Your Tomorrow: Tech-enabled HR Transformation

2 June 2021

Transform Your Tomorrow: Tech-enabled HR Transformation @H. Essers   Listen on how H.Essers transformed and digitised their HR operating model successfully, globally during a period where we all were impacted by COVID-19. Rather than solely implementing a new cloud HR system, H.Essers decided to go for a holistic approach where they harmonized HR processes across

Workforce Podcast – The future of mobility

27 May 2021

The future of mobility: what about the company car?   Sustainable mobility is high on the agenda of governments, employers and employees. Increasingly employers are re-evaluating their approach. How can they change their attitude to mobility, and above all, that of their employees? An employer’s mobility vision can be a competitive differentiator, and incorporating ESG