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Belgium

Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for its medieval old towns, Flemish Renaissance architecture and international headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country is divided into 2 distinctive multilingual regions: Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking Wallonia to the south.

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Belgium Residence Program

  • For entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals and investors who are not EU citizens, Belgium offers a relatively easy path to resident status and eventually to acquiring Belgian citizenship after seven years of full time legal residence/immigration.

    As Belgium is one of the founding members of the European Union with a sound financial and legal climate, Belgian nationals are generally welcomed all over the world. Belgian/EU citizenship gives you the right of establishment in all EU member states as well as in Switzerland.

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The Benefits

  • According to Belgian law and regulations, your worldwide private income is only taxable if you actually reside in Belgium. In most cases, your income can be structured in a favorable way. On top of that, some important exceptions apply, such as no tax on capital gains. Appropriate tax planning gives you a number of important tax advantages:

    • No tax on capital gains
    • No wealth or net-worth withholding taxes
    • Maximum tax on dividends of 15% to 25%, depending on type of shares
    • No tax on surplus value of (private) real estate, when owned for a minimum of five years
    • 0-3% taxation on gifts (achievable with appropriate tax planning)
    • The possibility of paying no inheritance tax (with appropriate tax planning)
    • Extensive treaties with over 80 countries to avoid double taxation
    • In some cases, income earned outside Belgium not taxable at all

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  • We have kept the information on the website brief to provide you with only the common key areas of interest. However, if you would like more detailed information about a particular programme please feel free to contact us!

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