On March 24, the Belgian parliament voted new legislation introducing a number of changes with respect to the night – and shift labor wage withholding tax incentive (and some changes to the other wage withholding tax incentives). Below we list the most important changes (The amendments will apply to remuneration paid or awarded as from
The Belgian tax authorities are once again starting to conduct tax audits on the application of wage withholding tax exemptions for research and development. The most recent round of audits relate to income year 2020. In our earlier newsflash we put together some important key takeaways from the tax audits of income year 2019. The
We refer to our previous newsflash of 22 December 2021 in which we informed you that the draft legislation regarding the changes to the Belgian expat regime was planned to be voted on in the plenary session of the Chamber at the end of December 2021. Hereby, we would like to inform you that the
After a long wait, the first main calls of Horizon Europe are finally open! If you’re part of innovation projects led by strategic partnerships and are looking for funding, this programme is made for you. Nonetheless, finding your way through the various calls for projects in Horizon Europe, applying and managing such projects is complex.
As mentioned in our earlier newsflash the Belgian tax authorities have been issuing extensive and numerous tax audits with respect to the application of the wage withholding tax exemption for Research and Development over income year 2017. Please find hereafter some very important key takeaways. Mind the formalism and be prepared to substantiate the incentive claimed!
The Belgian Tax Authorities have published a long awaited list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with respect to the Innovation Income Deduction (IID). Under this regime, Belgian taxpayers can deduct 85% of qualifying net innovation income from their corporate income tax basis. The FAQs are available in Dutch and French. This publication is important as
FAQs and administrative guidelines on the partial exemption from the wage withholding tax in the framework of R&D
A partial exemption from the wage withholding tax for qualified researchers carrying out research and development activities is provided. In practice, there was a discussion about the conditions to apply this exemption. The wave of tax audits regarding the partial exemption from the wage withholding tax, more in particular in the framework of R&D, demonstrated that
The amount of wage withholding taxes to be withheld by the employer is based on the withholding income tax scales published in a Royal Decree. The Belgian Income Tax Code provides for several exemptions (overtime, R&D, night and shift work, etc.) with respect to the remittance of Belgian withholding taxes. During 2014, the Belgian tax authorities