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Filing your Belgian income tax return online

To file online, you log in with your electronic id card, a token or via Itsme . This is a Belgian app that you can use to identify yourself with the tax office and other government services. You download the app from the AppStore or Google Play and you activate it once with your bank card or...

Belgian income tax return: Online or on paper?

What are the advantages of filing online? First of all, you have more time to file, until 16 July. It is more user-friendly than completing the paper form. You work on a traditional tax return where you see clearly what you are doing. If you file on paper, you have to make a draft first and then...

The Belgian income tax return in detail

Let's have a closer look at the boxes on the tax return. I. – Bank account and contact details This is the easy part. If you expect a tax reimbursement, make sure the taxman has your bank account number. If it is printed on the tax return, you don't have to give it again, unless you want to change...

Checklist: What documents do you need to fill in a Belgian income tax return?

Hopefully, you have put all the documents you received in one envelope or box: your salary or pension statement for 2019, certificates of donations etc. Which documents and certificates do you need to prepare your income tax return: Earnings: salary statement; holiday pay statement (if not paid by...

Help! Where to get assistance with your Belgian income tax return

Don't get daunted by the tax return; it looks more complicated than it really is. How difficult is it really? For most, filing a tax return should not be that difficult. It is just a question of copying the numbers from one piece of paper onto another one. The first time, things may be quite...

Belgian income tax: There's nowhere to hide

For years, many people thought they could safely "forget" the income they had outside Belgium; the taxman would never find out. The EU Savings Directive was a rude wake-up call as the Belgian tax authorities started receiving information about overseas bank accounts and enquiring about overseas...

Belgian income tax: A guide to cross-border taxation

If you live in Belgium and you have income from another country, both countries will want to tax the entire income and that may result in double tax. To prevent double taxation, states sign “conventions for the avoidance of double taxation". In these double tax treaties, the two states agree which...

Understanding your Belgian income tax bill

Now that you have filed your tax return, all that you can do is wait for the tax man to send you the tax assessment or tax bill. The “ avertissement extrait de role”/”aanslagbiljet ” is really the tax bill for your 2019 income. If you have not seen one before, you can click here to see one. If the...

Belgian income tax: How do I appeal?

How and where you do that is explained on page 2 of your tax bill. You have to send a letter to the address in the middle of the page within six months after you receive the tax bill. That means the letter must arrive with the tax authorities within six months plus three working days from the date...

Underground Brussels mapped to determine where to plant trees

Brussels-City is creating a map of infrastructure below the ground in order to plan green space more efficiently. The pilot project will begin in the EU quarter and lower Laeken. The idea is to immediately plant trees where possible and, over the long term, to simplify urban planning when it comes...

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