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Paying Taxes Abroad as an Expat


Hello folks,

I have applied for Belgian nationality - and have dual-citizenship - but it might also be possible that I could move next year to take up an expat position in a non-EU country. Despite my searches, I have not been able to find any information on what taxes I would be eligible to pay as a Belgian expat abroad.

I have worked as an expat before on a true expat package where I receive a net sum from my employer and then I'm responsible for filing my own taxes in my home country. Do you know if this is the same for Belgians working abroad? Is it possible to tell me the right search terms I can use to find information specific to this case? I can only find info on if you move to another EU country or if you are a cross-border worker.

Thanks a bundle!


The term "xpat" has many different meanings.

There is absolutely no uniformity between different countries on how they tax xpat workers.

Your tax position in any country will depend on a whole range of things. The nature of your employment contract is what matters, not your nationality.

It is unlikely that your tax status as an expat will be different if you have Belgian nationality.

Oct 18, 2018 18:51

What you did is fraudulent.

Pay an accountant to sort the mess out. You clearly have enough money.

Oct 19, 2018 23:17


What, pray tell, did I do that was fraudulent exactly? I am attempting to find information on what I should do in a future case. Judge much?

Oct 22, 2018 17:34