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Belgium VAT update

  • Jun 11, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Belgium VAT update

The Belgian government has proposed to parliament a number of VAT changes. These include:

  • Free, charitable gifts of foods are to be VAT exempted
  • The range of company types eligible for the flat rate scheme is to be limited from 2020
  • VAT registered businesses using the special scheme are not eligible for the reverse charge on construction services
  • The range of social services work entitled to a VAT exemption has been widened
  • Changes on documentary proof for VAT reduction on new builds

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Non-EU businesses selling in Belgium will need to appoint a fiscal representative alongside completing VAT registration and returns.
Fiscal representatives are responsible for the accurate VAT submissions of their non-EU clients.
Avalara offers a Fiscal Representative Service as part of its international VAT and GST Registration and Returns Service.

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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.