Belgian VAT code gets update Belgium is considering a range of VAT compliance updates. A draft Bill is now passing in Parliament regarding a number of measures. Also, see our Belgian VAT country guide. The updates include: New legal definition of an electronic invoice as
Standard format of Belgian VAT number updated The Banque-Carrefour des Entreprises, a database for public records, is to change the format for Belgian VAT numbers. The current structure starts with “0” and has nine further numbers to provide a unique VAT registration number for taxpayers.
9.9% August inflation prompts second 3-month extension of electricity, gas and heating VAT rate cut to 31 March 2023 As Belgian energy inflation hit 50% in August, the temporary cut in heating VAT rate was extended a further 3 months until the end of quarter
July 2024 to July 2025 B2B invoicing phased rollout; Peppol likely preferred standard Original plans to launch July 2023 likely have been delayed for a second time to start July 2024 as key decisions and planning remain. To get regular VAT or GST news updated,
Clarification of VAT treatment for NFT compared to cryptocurrencies The Belgian Federal Public Services has clarified VAT and accounting rules for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). It is the latest tax office to give VAT guidance on the unique tradable digital assets – Spain NFT VAT guidance
Belgian 6% and 12% reduced VAT rates to be consolidated into new 9% rate The Belgian Finance Ministry has announced plans to combine the existing 6% and 12% reduced VAT rates into a new 9% rate. The standard VAT rate of 21% will be unchanged.
9.7% June inflation prompts 3-month extension of electricity, gas and heating VAT rate cut to 31 December 2022 As Belgian energy inflation hit 56% in June, the temporary cut in heating VAT rate was extended a further 3 months until the end of the year.
VAT returns and Intrastat filings delayed but now changes to payment deadlines Summer VAT returns and Intrastat filings may be delayed over the summer months according to the Federal Public Service. However, payments of any VAT due must still be made on time. EU One
2024 B2B invoicing launch likely; Peppol likely preferred standard Original plans to launch July 2023 likely to be shifted to Jan 2024 or later as key decisions and planning remain. An ambitious, and potentially subject to delay timetable for the introduction of mandatory B2B invoices
VAT filing deadline extended; payment date unchanged The Belgian Federal Public Service-Finance has extended the quarter 3 Value Added Tax return deadline. The filing date is now 25 October instead of 20 October 2022. There will be no change to the payment deadline, which remains