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How the Government is reforming its tax system from 2015 to 2019

The Belgian government has a strategy in place to reform labor, tax and pension policy. Find out how this benefits your business.

Salary moderation for enhanced competitiveness

  • Increase employment rate by skipping the annual index of salaries in 2015
  • Apply an additional salary moderation in 2015 and 2016

Reduced employer contribution

  • Decrease tax and social security costs of employers by reducing employer contribution from 35% to 25% in 2019
  • Review laws governing the promotion of employment to increase the competitiveness of businesses in Belgium
  • Reduce public expenditure and shift tax from labor income to other types of income, indirect taxes and ecotaxes
  • Consolidate all federal tax legislation into one Federal Tax Code
  • New tax incentives for the development and production of high-tech products

More flexible labor

  • Promote a more flexible organization of work by revising the Collective Bargaining Agreement on telework
  • Review the status of blue and white collar workers
  • Increase the pension age from 65 to 66 in 2025, and to 67 in 2030
  • Restrict possibilities of using early retirement schemes and time credit

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