Belgium Payroll

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This course is delivered online over one half day and will run from 2.00pm – 5.00pm

International markets continue to grow in importance for UK companies, and with this growth comes an expansion of compliance requirements. Whether you are sending expatriates into a country or taking on a small local payroll as part of an acquisition or branch opening, your business will need to ensure it meets all of its obligations. Outsourcing the payroll function may seem the best solution, but the company remains legally liable for any mistakes the outsource partner may make. It is therefore important that the end client is aware of what the major tasks are the outsourcer performs on their behalf, the key deadlines that they need to sign off, and how to interpret key reports and payslip information. This half day course focuses on the major payroll rules in Belgium.

Attendees will be able to accurately follow a simple pay calculation for each jurisdiction, and should be able to identify all of the key items on a payslip produced in each jurisdiction. You will also be able to:

  • Identify all key jurisdiction deadlines
  • Understand the penalty regimes and the consequences of getting it wrong
  • Have a detailed understanding of the scope of service you are purchasing from an outsource partner
  • Understand how to keep up to date with changes in both jurisdictions, and be able to challenge your outsource provider to ensure such changes are made
  • Identify what information you need to pass to the outsource partner and why you have to provide it

*This course will contain a number of practical calculations – please bring a calculator

What is Covered on the Day?

  • Payroll processing limits – segregation of duties
  • Tax Office set-up
  • E-Box
  • Professional Withholding Tax
  • Tax allowances
  • Tax scales
  • Taxation of Exceptional Pay
  • Flat rate tax on family leave and other situations
  • Tax free payments
  • Meal vouchers and other voucher schemes
  • Working from Home rules
  • Transport Allowance rules
  • 13th month salary
  • Pension Schemes and Group Insurance
  • Rates of tax
  • Calculation
  • Form 281.10
  • Reporting – Belco Tax-On-Web
  • Remittances to Tax Office
  • Penalties
  • Social Security structure
  • Employee identification
  • DIMONA/LIMOSA registrations
  • AFP statement Dmfa
  • DB2P report
  • Calculation of contributions
  • Employer discounts
  • Varying employees – students etc
  • Payment of salary – 13.92 payments a year
  • Mandatory social documents
  • Work certificate/Unemployment Certificate/Individual Account/Holiday certificate
  • Covid19 rules and temporary unemployment
  • Employee labour rights relevant to payroll
  • Working time rules
  • Holiday pay
  • Vacances Jeune & Senior
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Working from Home rules
  • Sick and Maternity leave
  • Fringe benefits and taxation
  • Pension Schemes
  • Garnishments
  • Exceptional Bonuses
  • Termination and severance
  • Special rules for foreign assignees
  • Frontier Workers
  • Exercise – Gross to Net calculation
  • A look at some websites and guidance available

Benefits of attending

  • An opportunity to put your questions to a specialist payroll consultant
  • Small groups to allow time for individual attention  and queries
  • A detailed handout is supplied to each delegate – an invaluable reference document
  • 30 day free telephone helpline service following date of course

Tim Kelsey has worked as an international payroll manager for over 20 years, and has direct payroll experience in over 30 countries. Based in the UK, he writes and lectures on all aspects of global payroll. He also runs a consultancy firm dedicated to providing solutions to international payroll problems.

Attendance at this seminar may qualify for 3 CPD/CPE hours for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute, the Law Society; Accounting Technicians Ireland and other professional bodies.

This course is delivered online over one full day and will run from 2.00pm – 5.00pm

IPASS Member €175
Non Member: €225

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