Proposed change – Revisiting the meal voucher system

Nicolas de Limbourg 17 January 2014


A recently introduced proposal to change the current meal voucher system in Belgium seeks to maintain the benefits of the current system, while eliminating the additional cost and administrative burden.

The proposal suggests replacing meal vouchers with meal allowances. The conditions for benefitting from the advantageous tax and social security treatment would remain unchanged.

Please note that the proposed changes were initiated by individual members of Parliament, not by the Federal Government, which makes it uncertain whether the bill will be approved.  The proposal is currently pending in the first Chamber of Representatives.