Pensions

Notion of ‘vesting or payment’ of second-pillar complementary pensions aimed at being clarified by Practice Note

26 September 2014

Article 64 of the Program Act of 22 June 2012 (B.S. 28.06.2012) has changed the tax rates applicable to lump-sum payments and surrender values of employer or company-sponsored pensions (i.e. second-pillar complementary pensions). The tax efficiency related to these types of pension plans results from the advantageous tax rates applied to deferred income. Depending on the beneficiary’s

Instructions for the special contribution on high pension contributions (the so-called ‘Wijninckx-bijdrage’) now available

14 December 2012

Instructions for the special contribution on high pension contributions (the so-called ‘Wijninckx-bijdrage’) now available If the total of the contribution into occupational pension plans for one person exceeds EUR 30,000 in 2012, then the company needs to pay a special contribution of 1.5% on the excess amount.  This charge is due both for employees and