Income tax, holiday time and pension
Hope you're well.
I'm moving from the UK to Belgium and I'm trying to work out what my net take home income will be on a job offer that I've received, along with how the holidays work. I found two different Belgian income tax calculators on the web but they both gave a different answer...
I'd really appreciate someone taking a look so that I can evaluate the job offer
- Gross annual salary: €70,000 (based on 13.82 months)... does this mean that I will be paid 12 x months gross at 5,065 euros and then in one of those 12 months I'll earn 5,065 plus another 5,065 with another month at 5,065 plus an added 4,155? I'm extremely confused, and at the end of the day what is the net take home, and how on earth does 13.82 months of pay work??
- Holiday: 20 days holiday plus 12 recuperation days plus public holidays... I've read somewhere that in your first year of employment in Belgium you're not entitled to any vacation time. Is that really true? Also, what's all this about single and double paid holidays?
- Employer pension contribution of 4% - Is this paid at gross or net salary? Also, does anyone have any idea how easy it is to convert a euro pension to a GBP one, or combine the funds? I'm not intending to live in Belgium forever and the rest of my pension fund is in the UK in GBP.
The 13th and 14th month payments are mostly throwing me when I'm trying to compare it to my current UK salary and calculating how much I'll actually take home each month...