22/11/2018

Workaholics deserve a holiday as well

The end of the year is fast approaching, colleagues are making arrangements for the holidays between X-mas and the New Year, some thoughtful souls are already dreaming about their holiday destination for the summer of 2019 and the workaholic at the e...

25/10/2018

Public holidays in 2019

As 2018 is gradually coming to an end, we want to provide you with an overview of the Belgian public holidays for 2019 and a reminder of the rules applicable to replacement days. New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1st 2019 Easter Mond...

17/10/2018

Changes regarding parental and thematic leave

In the Belgian State Gazette of September 26th, 2018, the law of September 2nd, 2018 on parental leave and the law of September 2nd, 2018 on the flexible use of thematic leave appeared. What has changed? Parental leave 1/10th parental leave ...

11/10/2018

Indexation forecast JIC 200 January 2019

Each year in January, salaries are adjusted to the cost of living for employees of companies subject to Joint Industrial Committee 200 (JIC 200). In Belgium, this is referred to as the indexation of salaries. Indexation is the mechanism whereby sa...

27/09/2018

Paid educational leave

In our humble view, the start of the new school year demands a refreshment of the principles of paid educational leave for those employees who never quit learning and thus follow an additional training course next to their employment activities. This...

11/07/2018

Augmentation of gift amounts

In Belgium, employers can grant their employees gifts on the occasion of certain events in their professional or personal lives. These gifts may be given in kind, in cash or in checks.  Given that the gifts do not exceed a certain amount or a...

28/06/2018

Increased mileage allowance as of 1 July 2018

When an employee uses his own car to travel for professional purposes, the employer can reimburse him for the costs incurred. It is not necessary to be able to prove the exact amount of these costs as the authorities have fixed a maximum lump sum ...

11/05/2018

Mobility allowance

Cash for car. After years of preparatory work and excessive media attention the mobility allowance is finally in place. The law that introduces this allowance – often referred to as “cash for cars” - was published in the Belgian State Gaze...

05/04/2018

Change in notice periods

What was the deal again? In 2014, the so-called unified status was implemented in Belgium. This law altered the terms of notice that up until then had to be taken into account by employers and employees wishing to end an employment contract. &n...

28/03/2018

Expansion of flexi-jobs

Flexi-jobs in some sectors of industry Flexi-jobs offer an employer the possibility of hiring extra staff in an advantageous employment status, for the employer as well as for the employee. Up to December 31, 2017, the possibility only existed for...

15/03/2018

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

GDPR in a nutshell From May 25, 2018 onwards, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR in short) will apply on all companies in the European Economic Area (EEA). The goal of this regulation is to introduce similar rules in the wh...

01/02/2018

Tax form 281 for income year 2017

One of the following days, Pro-Pay's clients will be contacted with regard to the tax form ‘281’ concerning employee earnings. We will ask to provide information of reimbursement of expenses and of additional benefits awarded in the 2017 earnings...

15/01/2018

The non-recurring, result-related bonus or the new profit participation bonus?

Bonus types Since a couple of years, employers can offer their employees a tax friendly non-recurring, result-related bonus, also referred to as CLA n° 90. Starting January 1 2018, the government has introduced a new kind of tax friendly bonus...

26/12/2017

Salary indexation JIC 200 January 2018

Each year in January, salaries are indexed for employees of companies subject to Joint Industrial Committee 200 (JIC 200). Indexation is the mechanism whereby salaries are linked to the consumer prices index. More specific, the monthly salary is i...

13/12/2017

Modification benefit in kind as of January 2018

Modification smartphone, mobile phone, PC, tablet and internet When an employee receives a smartphone, mobile phone, PC or other IT device from his employer and is allowed to use it privately, a taxable benefit in kind is created. This benefit is ...

14/10/2017

Public holidays in 2018

As 2017 is gradually coming to an end, we want to send you an overview of the Belgian public holidays for the year 2018 and a reminder of the rules applicable to replacement days.   New Year's Day: Monday, January 1 Easter Monday:&nbs...

28/09/2017

New mandatory provisions in the Limosa declaration

Employees who are not subject to the Belgian social security and who come to work in Belgium on a temporary or part-time basis, need to be able to present proof of the Limosa declaration before starting their employment activities. It is the responsi...

26/01/2017

Tax form 281 for income year 2016

One of the following days, Pro-Pay's clients will be contacted with regard to the tax form ‘281’ concerning employee earnings. We will ask to provide information of reimbursement of expenses and of additional benefits awarded in the 2016 earnings...

03/01/2017

Increased taxation for employers on fuel cards starting 1.1.2017

If an employee is allowed to use a company car for private purposes, it generates a taxable benefit in kind (BIK) for the employee. The BIK is determined by a formula which takes into account among others the catalogue value of the car and the CO2-em...

26/12/2016

Salary indexation JIC 200 January 2017

Each year in January, salaries are indexed for employees of companies subject to Joint Industrial Committee 200 (JIC 200). Indexation is the mechanism whereby salaries are linked to the consumer prices index. More specific, the monthly salary is i...

21/12/2016

475 hours of student work in 2017: RD published

Student employees are authorised to work in Belgium for a limited period each year. As from January 1, 2017 the threshold will be 475 hours per year. Employing students can be interesting for employers as a lower rate of social security contributions...

09/12/2016

Collective bonusplans: new threshold amount

Since 2008, employers in Belgium may grant their employees a non-recurring, result-related benefit, also referred to as a bonusplan, based on the act of 21 December 2007 and collective labour agreement n° 90 (CLA n° 90). If the benefit does not ...

14/11/2016

Draft act workable and flexible work: status

In 2015, Minister of Work Kris Peeters launched the initiative to modernize Belgian employment legislation on different levels. His preliminary work resulted in a draft act Workable Flexible Work (Werkbaar Wendbaar Werk in Dutch), which has been appr...

27/09/2016

Regionalising target group policy: Decree of the Brussels government published

As we announced in our latest newsletter, the government of the Brussels-Capital Region was willing to make use of its authority to implement its own target group policy. The Decree enabling the Brussels government to implement the target group po...

23/09/2016

Regionalising target group policy: proposals and actions

The target group policy in Belgium is being regionalised in the framework of the Sixth State Reform. Flanders is the first to launch three of its own target group reductions, starting on 1 July 2016. Employees recruited after this date fall under the...

29/07/2016

What to look out for when employing a student in the summer holidays

Student employees are authorised to work in Belgium for a limited period each year. Employing students can be interesting for employers as a lower rate of social security is charged on their wages. Students may work at a reduced rate of social sec...

01/07/2016

Adjustment mileage allowance from 1/7/2016

When an employee uses his own car to travel in the framework of his employment (i.e. for professional purposes), the employer can reimburse him for the costs incurred. It is not necessary to be able to prove the exact amount of these costs as the ...

31/05/2016

Starting in 2016, electronic ecocheques also an option

Belgian employers are permitted to give their employees 250 euros’ worth of ecocheques per year. Until the end of last year, the only option was paper ecocheques. As of 2016, employers also have the option of offering electronic ecocheques. An e...

28/04/2016

Tax shift - update

Some tax shift measures announced at the end of 2015 by the Michel I administration take effect at the beginning of the second quarter of 2016. Belgian employers will benefit from a substantial reduction in the employer's contribution. The abolishmen...

30/12/2015

Tax shift for employers and employees

As from 2016, a tax shift will be implemented in Belgium. Labour costs are set to decrease while consumption will be more heavily taxed. The key changes include lower employers' social security contributions, higher social security reductions for new...




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