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Taxes in Belgium

Belgian tax guide: Understanding taxes in Belgium for foreigners

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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 how to open a bank account in Belgium, including from abroad as a non-resident. Our handy Belgium banking guide covers the best banks in Belgium, the required documents, the fees, the taxes on savings, and international money transfers.

Belgian pension system

A guide to Belgian pensions and your entitlements

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

Popular means of payment in Belgium

Cash, credit and mobile payments: the most popular means of payment in Belg...

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Find out what means of payment people in Belgium use to shop and pay their bills, both in person and online.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype

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The Bitcoin frenzy, although over its peak, is still raging on. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

Tips for choosing a bank in Belgium

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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

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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

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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.

Banking

Cross-border international banking for expats

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With more and more people moving across borders and settling in different countries, the need for cross-border banking options has grown considerably in recent times. If you're an expat looking to transfer money from one country to another, there are both traditional banks and newer financial companies...

QROPS

Overseas pension transfers: the common issues and pitfalls of QROPS

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Pension transfers to QROPS for UK expats and internationals have been possible since 2006, but they are not without issues and challenges.

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

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

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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.

Buying a house

Buying a home is more than just a mortgage

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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.

Buying property in Europe

Is buying property in Europe 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...

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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

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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.



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