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Hello dear All, I have a question: our son is a student at an international school. Can we charge part/all of the tuition to our SPRL (limited company) in Belgium?? I would appreciate any info and advice on this. My thinking was: corporations pay for their staff kids in intl. schools. Can an SPRL do the same? And under what conditions? thank you. A.

J

By definition, and SPRL is a Belgian limited company, so you cannot offer the directors benefits that are only tax-deductible for employees on an ex-pat package recruited from abroad.

Corporations pay school fees for foreign executives. If you're not on an expat package, they are a benefit in kind and are taxed.

There is a very remote possibility that I could be wrong - double-check with your accountant.

Sep 23, 2013 11:40
Annamh

Dear Anonymous,

thank you for your great answer. I think you are probably right. I used to be an expat myself but am now an 'independent' with an SPRL. I am always looking for a way to optimize costs and am frankly not quite sure what to do about the school fees beyond paying them from the net. If anybody has any creative idea I would love to hear it. Best regards. A

Sep 23, 2013 12:28
Annamh

Dear Anonymous,

thank you for your great answer. I think you are probably right. I used to be an expat myself but am now an 'independent' with an SPRL. I am always looking for a way to optimize costs and am frankly not quite sure what to do about the school fees beyond paying them from the net. If anybody has any creative idea I would love to hear it. Best regards. A

Sep 23, 2013 12:28
Annamh

Dear Anonymous,

thank you for your great answer. I think you are probably right. I used to be an expat myself but am now an 'independent' with an SPRL. I am always looking for a way to optimize costs and am frankly not quite sure what to do about the school fees beyond paying them from the net. If anybody has any creative idea I would love to hear it. Best regards. A

Sep 23, 2013 12:28
Annamh

Dear Anonymous,

thank you for your great answer. I think you are probably right. I used to be an expat myself but am now an 'independent' with an SPRL. I am always looking for a way to optimize costs and am frankly not quite sure what to do about the school fees beyond paying them from the net. If anybody has any creative idea I would love to hear it. Best regards. A

Sep 23, 2013 12:28
Annamh

Dear Anonymous,

thank you for your great answer. I think you are probably right. I used to be an expat myself but am now an 'independent' with an SPRL. I am always looking for a way to optimize costs and am frankly not quite sure what to do about the school fees beyond paying them from the net. If anybody has any creative idea I would love to hear it. Best regards. A

Sep 23, 2013 12:28
Annamh

Not sure why my post appeared multiple times. Please excuse. A.

Sep 23, 2013 12:33
J

Given that you're here long term, local schools would seem the obvious answer.

Sep 23, 2013 14:07
Annamh

Dear J, thank you for corresponding with me on this. Yes, it appears logical but I don't think my son would make it in a local school after 7 years in an intl school. And even if he did, he would hate us for removing him from a place he loves. Hence we are pretty much 'stuck' with a current solution (not in a bad way) . I am thus in a process of brainstorming ideas on how to pay this optimally... A

Sep 23, 2013 14:47
J

You may find the school sympathetic to your new non-corporate status.

Sep 23, 2013 15:05

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