How to claim your tax refund as a non-resident in Belgium
If you have spent time working in Belgium, your earnings have most likely been subject to high-income tax rates.
In fact, Belgium has some of the highest income tax rates in Europe. But the good news is that you could be due a substantial tax refund!
Every year, thousands of workers in Belgium miss out on claiming their tax refund!
Don’t let this happen to you!
Sinar Harapan Bangsa has partnered with Taxback.com to help you claim your Belgian tax refund using their simple online application process.
The average Belgian tax rebate is €2,300! So it is definitely worth your while to find out if you’re owed money!
Ready to get started? Simply complete the short form here and Taxback.com will take care of the rest!
Here’s everything you need to know to claim your Belgian tax back.
Do I need to file a tax return?
Whether you are a resident or a non-resident in Belgium, you must file a tax return to claim your Belgian tax refund.
Remember, it is very common for non-residents like international students and overseas workers in Belgium to overpay on their tax bills.
With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to file your taxes so that you can check whether or not you are due any tax back. By filing your taxes, you can claim any tax allowances or reliefs you are entitled to.
Who can claim a tax refund in Belgium?
There are countless reasons why you could be due a Belgian tax refund, including:
- Your overall income from Belgium is more than 75% of your annual worldwide income
- You worked in Belgium for part of the year
- Your annual income doesn’t exceed the tax-free allowance
The average Belgian tax refund is €2,300. So it is definitely worth checking how much you can claim back.
Can students claim a Belgian tax refund?
Even students working in Belgium can be subject to high tax rates of up to 57%.
That is a lot! However, as a student, you could be due a big tax refund at the end of the tax year.
If you’re a student in Belgium may be due to a tax refund if:
- Your annual income is under the tax-free allowance
- You worked for less than a year
- Your Belgian income is more than 75% of your annual worldwide income
- You’re registered as a full time student outside of Belgium
How do I claim my Belgian tax refund?
You can claim your Belgian tax refund by filing a tax return.
Filing a tax return can be a stressful task for anyone – especially if you are not familiar with the local tax regulations and rules.
While you can file directly with the Belgian tax authorities, Sinar Harapan Bangsa has partnered with Taxback.com to help you claim your tax back the easy way!
Their team of Belgian tax experts will take care of all the paperwork so that you don’t have to.
What’s more, when you apply with Taxback.com, you are guaranteed to receive your maximum tax refund!
You can still apply with Taxback.com even if you have left Belgium – Taxback.com will transfer your refund into your bank account anywhere in the world.
It only takes a couple of minutes to apply with Taxback.com. In fact, all you need to do is complete the short form here.
What do I need in order to file my tax return?
When you sit down to file your tax return, be sure to have the following documents on hand:
- A copy of the Loonfiche 281.10/ Fiche de Rémunération 281.10 which is the official statement of your earnings and details the amount of income you earned and the tax you paid during the year
- Copies of Loonfiche 281/ Fiche de Rémunération 281, which shows any other type of income you have earned in Belgium like unemployment compensation
If you have misplaced or haven’t received these documents, don’t worry! Taxback.com can track them down for you!
When is the Belgian tax deadline?
If you are a Belgian resident, the deadline to file your 2020 tax return is 30 June 2021.
If you’re a non-resident in Belgium, the deadline for filing your 2018 tax return is 31 December 2021 and the deadline for filing your 2019 tax return is 31 December 2022.
Where can I learn more about claiming my Belgian tax refund?
For starters, be sure to check out the “No-Nonsense Guide to Belgian Tax Refunds” for more information on Belgian tax refunds and how the Belgian tax system works.
And, if you are a student working in Belgium, check out this page for more information for students on claiming a Belgian tax refund.
Finally, we recommend checking out these informative pages on the Taxback.com website for information on claiming a tax refund in Belgium for couples and seafarers which we are sure you will find useful.
I have worked in many countries overseas. Who can help me with my taxes?
If you have worked abroad, Taxback.com can help you to claim your tax refund.
The tax experts offer tax refund services in 12 countries, including:
When you apply with Taxback.com, their tax team will handle all of the tricky tax paperwork and ensure you receive your maximum refund.
Plus, if you have already returned to your home country, Taxback.com can transfer your money to your bank account anywhere in the world.
To find out how much tax back you can claim, simply complete the short form here.
Why apply with Taxback.com?
- Refund delivered to your bank account anywhere in the world
- 24/7 Live Chat tax support
- Your maximum Belgian tax refund guaranteed
- Simple online process – no complicated forms
- Dedicated Personal Account Manager guides you through the process