The conference (in French) on Belgian taxation was given to our members by Me Gossiaux in order to learn more about taxation in Belgium and, in particular, the tax treatment of real estate. It was also an opportunity to look at your rights and obligations in terms of taxation as a European public service worker.

The situation of EU officials and other staff in Belgium, often expatriates, means, from a tax perspective, a complex set of rights, duties, obligations and privileges.

To help you see more clearly in this cluttered landscape, right in the period of the 2022 personal income tax declaration, Union Syndicale invites you to folow our  Webinar “The (belgian) tax system and me”

You can consult the slides of the conference here (in French).

Everything you need to know about your rights and privileges without forgetting anything about your obligations

This year’s conference address, in particular, two topics:

  • Real estate taxation: what obligations and what tax burden for real estate located in Belgium?
  • Inheritance tax optimisation: how to properly plan one’s succession when a European civil servant owns one or more pieces of real estate located on Belgian territory?

 The conference was given in French Thursday 23 June 2022, and the documentation is available in FR.

If you are interested or if you have a question about taxation in Belgium and your status as a European civil servant, please contact Me Gossiaux. If you are a USB member, you will benefit from a preferential rate on your consultations.

Please do not hesitate to send us your comments so that we can adapt these conferences to meet your expectations.

We would like to thank Mr Gossiaux, partner at Hirsch & Vanhaelst, for this conference on Belgian taxation which was very instructive.

Hirsch & Vanhaelst is a combination of two different areas of experience, one in tax law and the other in criminal business law.

Their teams defend and advise their clients in all areas of business criminal law and tax law, at all stages of the proceedings and in the development of pre-litigation strategies.

Their experience in multi-jurisdictional proceedings, as well as their privileged network of specialised lawyers throughout the world, enables them to accompany and defend their clients quickly and efficiently in Belgium and abroad.

Respect for fundamental rights and freedoms guides their advice and defence strategies, both in criminal and tax matters (source