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
In our newsflash of 28 August 2020 we announced the extension of the mutual agreement between Belgium and Luxembourg, which includes a “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to COVID-19 (travel) restrictions.
As mentioned in our newsflash of 9 june 2020, the federal government has agreed that employers will be able to grant consumption cheques to their employees to support the sectors most affected by the corona crisis. On 22 October, the Belgian Tax Authorities have published an administrative guideline clarifying some practicalities for employers to offer
Circular letter – Temporary exemption for transferring Belgian wage taxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Recently, the Belgian tax authorities issued an administrative guideline in relation to the COVID-19 measure which was introduced by the law of July 15, 2020 containing various tax provisions on the partial exemption of transferring Belgian withholding taxes. Employers – who have made use of the temporally unemployment for at least one employee during a
Circular letter on the taxation regime of the collaborative economy: impact of the decision of the Constitutional Court
Circular letter on the taxation regime of the sharing economy: impact of the decision of the Constitutional Court On June 25, 2020, the Belgian Tax Administration issued a circular letter on the impact of the decision of the Constitutional Court in relation to the tax treatment of income from the sharing economy. As discussed in
Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreements with Luxembourg and the Netherlands extended
We refer to our previous newsflashes regarding the specific agreements that Belgium has concluded with almost all of its neighboring countries (Germany, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg). These agreements implement a mutual “force majeure tolerance” for cross border employees in relation to COVID-19 (travel) restrictions. A fiction is created in relation to the employment income
With the European borders gradually opening, will there be an impact on business travel, in the post pandemic era – that’s the question?
Business travel was thriving… And businesses saw opportunities in the ever growing globalisation. Millions of people were travelling around to conclude contracts, to network and to invest in their personal growth and development, resulting in a yearly incremental growth in the (business) travel industry. Business travel had become a habit for many… Until COVID-19 showed
With the government measures taken to combat the COVID-19 virus being reduced gradually, the current health crisis seems to be getting under control for now (pending an anticipated second wave). However, the social and economic impact of the crisis will continue to exist for a long time, further affecting individuals and companies. The past three