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08 April 2020 / news

Coronavirus | Belgian measures for businesses

UPDATED 8 APRIL 2020

Since 18 March different authorities (EU, national, local) took measures in Belgium to reduce the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. In order to overcome the economic impact of these decisions, many compensating measures were taken.
We provide you with an overview of the most relevant actions that were taken by the competent authorities, updated on a daily basis.

Coronavirus - Belgian measures for businesses

The Belgian government, as well as the regional authorities, have taken a range of decisions to reduce the financial consequences of the COVID-19 measures.

Significant measures are:
• Special deferral of payment obligations for corporate income tax, personal income tax, wage tax, value-added tax, and excise duties;
• Special deferral of payment obligations of provisional 2020 social security contributions;
• Easier access to regimes of temporary unemployment;
• Deferral of social elections;
• Teleworking obligatory for all non-essential undertakings;
• Granting of 'nuisance premiums' for companies/independents that need to close their business.

1. Tax related measures
2. Employment related measures
3. Banking & Finance


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