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Flanders' tax incentives for foreign businesses with R&D activities

Is your company active in R&D, technology development and patent registration? You're right on track to benefit from the numerous tax advantages that Flanders offers to Belgian and foreign companies engaged in these activities.

Innovation income deduction (up to 85%)

This fiscal deduction scheme enables organizations to deduct up to 85% of their net innovation incomes from their taxable base – resulting in an effective tax rate of 5.10%.

R&D investment deduction for high-tech

To stimulate the economy of Flanders and encourage production of high-tech products, this deduction is awarded to companies in any sector investing in new assets used in high-tech production.

Many advantages for employing R&D staff in Flanders

Looking to hire staff for your R&D activities? Flanders gives companies payroll tax incentives for such employees, and also to workers engaged in night, shift work and high-tech production.

Structural funding for R&D projects

Government agency Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) provides structural funding for short-term development projects (up to 50%) and long-term research projects (up to 60%).

Tax-free expatriate status in R&D

Expatriate status in R&D allows tax-free expatriation in Flanders.

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