Welcome to Belgium

As a country known for its central geographical location, highly developed transportation network and its diversified industrial and commercial base, Belgium has become a polyglot home for numerous international organisations, foreign companies and their workforce. Brussels, the capital city of the European Union, especially tends to attract expats from all over the world for long periods of time. In 2008 Belgium was selected by Forbes™ as the fourth best place in the world to be an expat.

However, working in a foreign country often goes hand in hand with facing the task of complying with unfamiliar tax legislation. Many taxpayers, companies as well as individuals, are not aware of all the ins and outs of the Belgian tax system and have trouble finding their way around the many tax codes, exemptions and deductions available. It is a well-known fact that our “Byzantine” tax laws represent the most serious problem for taxpayers living and working in Belgium.

TAXPATRIA® aims to relieve this burden by assisting expatriates on a variety of tax matters. Our services range from compliance to advisory and, if necessary, assisting clients with administrative proceedings and handling tax litigations before the Belgian courts. For those entrepreneurs who are planning to set-up their business in Belgium, we provide a full range of start-up services, ranging from registering formalities to consulting on how to minimise tax liabilities and reduce labour costs.