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Taxing employees working from home in countries bordering Belgium

2021-04-15T11:58:57+00:00

Belgium has now extended its tax agreements with all neighbouring countries (France, Germany, The Netherlands and Luxembourg) so that any employee who is currently on a Belgian payroll but working from home due to Corona in any of these countries will continue to pay tax in Belgium as if he or she was actually in Belgium. This agreement applies until 30 June 2021. Background Belgium has concluded a double tax treaty with many countries. On this basis, an employee's professional income is in principle taxed in the country where he or she is employed (with a number of exceptions). Due to the corona crisis, many employees are no longer able to cross the border to work in Belgium. As a result, these employees (are no longer taxable in the normal country of employment (Belgium) but in the country where they live. Tax agreements in response to COVID-19 In this context, Belgium concluded a number of tax agreements with neighbouring countries in May 2020. As a result, the days of employment in the home country remained notionally taxable in the normal country of employment of the employees concerned. i.e. Belgium. These agreements were valid until March 31, 2021. Belgium is now extending [...]

Taxing employees working from home in countries bordering Belgium2021-04-15T11:58:57+00:00

Working from home – here’s how to stay sane!

2021-04-14T16:22:44+00:00

The Louvain4Work team have produced a new paper on staying sane while working from home. Composed of an interdisciplinary consortium of UCLouvain professors and researchers who study different aspects of work in the context of their research the short guide contains some useful tips on how to cope with this prolonged period of home working. You can read the report here: Tips on Working from Home and find out more about their work here: www.uclouvain.be/louvain4work

Working from home – here’s how to stay sane!2021-04-14T16:22:44+00:00

All temporary unemployment measures rolled forward to 30 June 2021

2021-04-14T11:34:59+00:00

Employers can continue to use the Corona temporary unemployment measures but only if they have used the scheme for at least 20% of regular working hours during April, May and June 2020. If not, they need to use the regular temporary unemployment scheme which requires proof of loss of revenue. These new rules have not yet been published in the Official Journal but they are expected to come in the coming days. Source: SDWorx

All temporary unemployment measures rolled forward to 30 June 20212021-04-14T11:34:59+00:00