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Belgium: Tax relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Belgium: Tax relief in response to coronavirus

Belgian federal authorities in March 2020 announced a series of tax relief measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Tax relief measures concern corporate income tax, individual (personal) income tax, value added tax (VAT), and withholding tax, such as:

  • An additional two months for making payments of certain taxes, including corporate income tax and individual income tax for the 2019 tax year
  • Late-payment penalty relief for tax liabilities arising before 12 March 2020 and additional payment terms
  • A VAT payment plan (provided it is demonstrated that the payment difficulties are linked to COVID-19) that provides relief from imposition of penalties
  • A payment plan for withholding tax, with relief from penalties that otherwise would apply

The regional tax authorities have also announced certain tax relief measures. 

Read a March 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Belgium

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