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...

26/12/2016

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...

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...




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