Benefit in kind – Private use of a company car: updated formula for 2022
The Royal Decree implementing the new reference CO2 emission for calculating the taxable benefit in kind for the private use of a company car in the hands of company directors and employees has been published in the Official Gazette on 13 December 2021. For income year 2022, the following CO2 emission will be applied to
The zero-emission company car as the new standard
As mentioned in our newsflash of 21 April 2021, the text of the government declaration indicated that it was the intention to modify the tax treatment of company cars by 2026 and move to zero emission vehicles. On 18 May, the Belgian federal government reached an agreement on the tax treatment of (eco-friendly) company cars.
Company vehicles: CO2 solidarity-contribution
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
NEDC vs NEDC 2.0 vs WLTP: new (updated) FAQs regarding the percentage of deduction of professional car expenses and calculation of the BIK for employees
A new FAQ has been published by the Belgian Tax Authorities that explains which CO2 emission value has to be used for the calculation of the deductible rate of company car expenses (FAQ, 25 March 2020). Indeed, using the WLTP or even the NEDC 2.0 emission value will lead to an increase of the car