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Investing and working in Belgium

Belgium is often considered a very attractive investment location, because of its central situation, good infrastructure and skilled labor.

In the area of taxation, Belgium has many incentives to attract investment, talent and entrepreneurial spirit. Some examples are the NID (notional interest deduction), the various R&D incentives and so-called expat regulation. In our brochures "Doing Business in Belgium" and "R&D incentives in Belgium", you will find extensive information about investing in Belgium and the Belgian tax system.

On the strength of our years of expertise and knowledge, Vandelanotte can assist you with every step of the process, from setting up to growing your business.

We can assist you with:


  • The establishment of a company or branch and legal advice
  • The fulfilment of various formalities such as VAT, registration with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises, corporate income tax returns, personal income tax returns, etc.
  • Assistance with finding staff and answering wage-related questions
  • Answering questions about all types of taxes
  • Mediation in disputes with the Belgian tax authorities
  • Tax optimization of international business structures, including NID, thin cap, patent deduction, etc.
  • Consultancy in international restructuring (mergers, transfers of shares, etc.) and acquisitions
  • ...
Download (pdf)Doing Business in Belgium 2016Download (pdf)Tax incentives for R&D

Would you like more information?

Please contact one of our specialists.

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Changes to the dividends-received deduction and exemption from withholding tax on dividends
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Changes to the dividends-received deduction and exemption from withholding tax on dividends

With the entry into force of the Belgian Act on Fiscal Provisions on 1 December 2016 (Belgian Official Gazette 8 December 2016), two new provisions have been introduced concerning the dividends-received deduction and the exemption from withholding tax on dividends.

New double tax treaty between Belgium and Japan
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New double tax treaty between Belgium and Japan

On 12 October 2016, a new agreement for the avoidance of double taxation was signed by Belgium and Japan.

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Extension of the filing deadline for the tax returns of non-residents (natural persons) for the 2016 tax year

Because there were administrative delays in sending out paper returns, the Belgian Tax Office has extended the deadline for filing paper returns.

Business travel abroad: allocate tax-free per diem payments
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Business travel abroad: allocate tax-free per diem payments

Business travel abroad: allocate tax-free per diem payments

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