Tax declaration for the year on sick leave
I need an advise.
The situation is the following: entire last year I have been on sick-leave, 2 month at home and 10 month on medical part-time increasing my working hours from 20 up to 80%. So I had partly my salary and partly receiving indemnities from mutualite. I was aware that I might have to pay additional taxes afterwards upon submitting my tax declaration. So I just submitted my tax declaration and when I ran a simulation my hair stood in the air - it showed me the amount of several thousands of euros...
I know it is just a simulation but for all previous 8 years in Belgium the final amount indicated in the simulation was always the same as received on official communication afterwards. So, I assume that the amount will not decrease.
So, I have two questions for those having similar experiences:
1. Is it normal that you have to pay such a huge amounts back? So actually, you are being financially punished for being sick?
2. Can I get somewhere a professional advise on how all this is being calculated (I know there are calculations provided but for a person with no in-depth financial knowledge all that looks like abrakadabra). I have been wondering for years to get that clear but never did it as there was no incentive.
thanks a lot in advance fro any constructive answers,