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EU approves Belgium’s rise in registration threshold to €15,000

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  • 10 March 2014 | Richard Asquith

EU approves Belgium’s rise in registration threshold to €15,000

The Belgian  Ministry of Finance has confirmed that the resident VAT registration threshold will rise from €5,580 to €15,000 turnover per annum.  This follows the approval of the November 2013 request to the European Commission for a change to Belgium’s derogation.

New Belgian VAT registration 1 April 2014

The increase registration threshold comes into effect on 1 April 2014.  I number of supplies cannot benefit from the increased threshold, including:

  • New cars
  • Real estate sales
  • Second hand goods

Italy has also raised its VAT registration threshold.


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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.