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Belgium raises resident VAT registration threshold to €25,000

  • Feb 2, 2013 | Richard Asquith

Belgium raises resident VAT registration threshold to €25,000

The Belgian VAT authorities have been granted permission by the European Union to raise the resident VAT registration threshold to €25,000.

Currently businesses and non-incorporated entrepreneurs are obliged to register for Belgium VAT once their annual sales exceed €5,580. Businesses may voluntarily register below this threshold.

On 22 January 2013, Belgium secured a derogation from the EU VAT Directive, which sets a minimum VAT registration threshold of €5,000. This new measure comes into effect from 1 January 2013.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.