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Belgium VAT online betting July 2016

  • Jun 4, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Belgium VAT online betting July 2016

Belgium is to make online betting subject to 21% VAT from 1 July 2016.

Under the EU VAT Directive, member states are no obliged to charge VAT on betting or games of chance for cash or prizes. Many countries instead chose to levy betting taxes instead, which enables a wider scope for rates and higher charges.

Under Belgium’s plan, gambling in betting shops or casino and the national lottery will remain exempt.


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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.