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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

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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.

Buying property in Europe

Is buying property in Europe in 2017 a smart investment?


"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.

Pensions for expats get more interesting


Since April 2015, with the lowest interest rates in history, pensions have become a lot more interesting for expats. The current buzz is around defined benefit (DB) transfers and QROPS, or more recently, ROPS.

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.

Belgium bank

Belgian bank guide: Banking in Belgium for foreigners


This Belgian bank guide explains banking in Belgium for foreigners, from choosing a bank in Belgium and opening a Belgian bank account to getting a debit, visa or credit card in Belgium.

inheritance tax belgium

Expat guide to inheritance tax in Belgium, inheritance law and drawing a la...


Inheritance tax in Belgium can apply to worldwide assets; find out if your assets or real estate are subject to Belgian inheritance law and what Belgian inheritance tax you are liable to pay.

Transferring a pension

UK pension transfers for expatriates


Chartered Financial Planner Russell Hammond, APFS MSCI, expands on some of the issues affecting expatriates when transferring UK pensions. One of very few advisers providing advice to expatriates holding the coveted ‘Chartered’ title, Hammond is non-commission based and operates exclusively on a fee-only...

How to make QROPS work for you

How to make QROPS work for you


Chartered Financial Planner Russell Hammond, APFS MSCI, expands on some key points about QROPS and how QROPS can be best managed to work for you. One of very few advisers to expatriates holding the coveted ‘Chartered’ title, Hammond is non-commission based and operates exclusively on a fee-only basis....

TorFX - Emigration Focus

Emigration focus: moving money when moving abroad


When it comes to making a fresh start in a new country, knowing where to start planning the move can be a bit daunting. The best way to approach the mammoth list of tasks, including money transfers, is to take them one at a time.

Double taxation treaty

Tax on savings and investments in Belgium


Planning to invest and save for your future while in Belgium? Here is our helpful guide for expats on the Belgian tax on savings income, Belgium’s tax on investment income and other important information about shares, capital gains tax and speculation tax in Belgium.

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