Tax for Crossborder Workers (Covid)
I changed jobs at the start of the year, employed by a UK company in London but maintained residency in Belgium as I have a house here where my family also stays. Under normal circumstances, I do a weekly commute, BRU-LDN Eurostar Mon mornings returning on Thur / Fri.
I have not been able to travel since March due to the lockdown as well as the closure of our office hence I have been working from home (Belgium). Belgium has reached an agreement with countries immediately around its borders to exempt any of its residents employed in those countries from being taxed in Belgium as they work from home during this period. However, there isn't such an agreement with the UK, Spain, Italy, etc. From what I have read, I will now be expected to pay Belgian taxes as I will soon be exceeding 183 days spent in Belgium this year.
Our office will re-open for staff to return on a voluntary basis on Sep 1 (1% of staff have opted to return) so I may try to commence my commute to avoid a huge tax bill. I will be speaking to the Tax Manager from my workplace next week to find the best possible solution. In the meantime, does anyone have any guidance they can share?