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Taxes in Belgium

Belgian tax guide: Understanding taxes in Belgium for foreigners


A guide to Belgian taxes with up-to-date information on Belgian tax rates, VAT, exemptions and taxes in Belgium for foreigners, plus other payable taxes in Belgium.

Banks in Belgium

Opening a bank account in Belgium


Find out the requirements to open a bank account in Belgium, either from Belgium or by opening a bank account online as a non-resident. Which is the best bank in Belgium for you?

Belgian pension system

A guide to Belgian pensions and your entitlements

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If you live and work in Belgium as a foreigner, you may be entitled to a Belgian pension if you meet certain conditions.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy seems to reach a new peak every day. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

The magic number: how much to save for retirement as an expat

The magic number: how much to save for retirement as an expat


We all have a magic number, or how much money we need to have stashed away for retirement. This amount includes either capital or income, which allows a comfortable standard of living during those years.

Tips for choosing a bank in Belgium


Opening a bank account in your new country may feel daunting, but here is a handy guide to help you navigate through all the procedures, options and offers especially designed for expats.

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

Belgian tax number

Tax identification numbers in Belgium


You'll need to have a tax identification number in Belgium if you're planning on living and working in the little but mighty European country. Discover more about the Belgian tax numbers for business and the related procedures in this guide.

Mortgage in Belgium

Buying a home is more than just a mortgage


Buying a home is a monumental occasion, whether you’re starting fresh in a new Belgian city or building your dream house in the town that you fell in love with. [Contributed by BNP Paribas Fortis]

Buying property in Europe

Is buying property in Europe in 2017 a smart investment?

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"Be realistic and carry on," says real estate investment strategist Pol Robert Tansens, discussing what returns and risks to expect when buying property in Europe.

Investing for the first time

Successful investing, simple principles: careful planning for first-time in...


Investing for the first time can seem a rather daunting step. You may not know the difference between a share, bond or fund, let alone which one could be right for you.

Online banking

The differences between traditional and online banking


The banking industry has rapidly evolved in the past few decades. Banks have become global institutions, operating in multiple countries around the world—and, perhaps more importantly, online.

Insurance in Belgium

Insurance in Belgium – what Belgian insurance do you need?


What insurance in Belgium do expats need? This guide explains travel, health, home, life and car insurance in Belgium, and which Belgian insurance is mandatory.

Taxes in Belgium

Taxes for freelancers, self-employed and corporations in Belgium

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If you work in Belgium as a freelancer, self-employed worker or company owner, you must register to pay Belgian corporate tax and social security. This guide explains corporate tax rates in Belgium.

Labour market in Belgium

Current trends in the job market in Belgium


The doors are opening for job-seeking expats in Belgium, where the job vacancy rate is rising and the unemployment rate is dropping—and where talent is still in high demand.

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