2018 Tax Return : Filing Online

To file online, you log in with your electronic id card, a token or, since this year via Itsme. Itsme is a Belgian mobile app that you can use to identify yourself with the tax office and other government services. You download the app from the AppStore or Google Play and you activate it once with your bank card or electronic …

2018 Tax Return : Filing on Paper

Let’s open that brown envelope; what will you find? The tax return You cannot miss it; it is the document with a little text and columns in red. It resembles a lotto form, and just like a lotto form it is scanned. Just seeing it is quite disheartening, with columns to complete. It is all a question of putting the …

2018 Tax Return : on Paper or Online?

Why file online? What are the advantages of filing online? first of all, you have more time to file, until 12 July. it is more user-friendly than completing the paper form. You work on a traditional tax return where you see clearly what you are doing. If you file on paper you have to make a draft first and then …

2018 Tax Return : When do I need to file?

The tax return on paper must be filed by 29 June. This means the tax return must hit the letterbox of the scanning centre in Jambes or in Ledeberg on that day. Don’t leave it to the last minute. Putting the tax return in the mail on the 28th may be too late. If you forgot the deadline, you can file …

ECJ condemns Belgian tax on second residence abroad

Belgium has been condemned again by the Court of Justice of the European Union for its tax regime for a second home in another Member State. The issue is not new and not always well understood. Belgium charges tax on all real estate owned, even if you do not receive rent for it. If you only own the house you …

2018 Tax return : Couples and Children

In Belgium, the tax return is a tax return for the whole family. Parents file jointly and declare their children’s income, unless they receive maintenance or had a student job. Filing jointly or separately? Spouses and registered partners (legal cohabitants/wettelijke samenwonenden) don’t get to choose whether they file jointly or separately. Couples who live together but have not registered their …

2018 Tax Return : is this your first time?

If this is the first time you file a tax return, here are a few things you need to know. The first time, you will receive a brown envelope with a tax return and some documents to help you file (see Filing on Paper). Whether you receive a Brussels, Flemish or Walloon tax return depends on where you were registered …

2018 Tax Return : the Guide

29 June is when the taxman expects your tax return unless you file online; then you have another two weeks. For the first time ever, there are different tax forms if you live in Brussels, Flanders or Wallonia all in two or three languages. This is because some of the tax incentives reductions, e.g. for mortgages, cheques service, renovation … …

When do you have to file your tax return?

Deadlines for filing the income tax return in 2018: On paper: 29 June 2018 Online via tax-on-web: 12 July 2018 Online via a tax adviser: 25 October 2018 For non-resident individuals, the deadlines for filing the income tax return in 2018 On paper: 8 November 2018 Online via tax-on-web: 6 December 2018 Online via a tax adviser: 6 December 2018 …

Tax authorities announce targeted audits

A few days before sending out the tax returns for 2017, the tax authorities announce on their website (FR/NL) which groups of taxpayers they will audit more specifically. For individuals, these are Company directors who deduct their actual business expenses instead of the lump sum deduction. The tax administration suspects that some directors artificially prove more professional expenses in order …