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Enter your employment income into the salary calculator above to estimate how taxes in Belgium may affect your finances. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, an estimated breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget.
This salary calculator also works as an income tax calculator for Belgium, as it shows you how much income tax you have to pay based on your salary and personal details.
To learn more about Belgium, its income tax, and tax brackets, so that you can get a deeper understanding of how your budget and finances may be affected, scroll down to the detail section below!
Quick Facts about Belgium
- Name(s) in Native Language(s):België, Belgique, Belgien
- Main Language(s):Dutch, French, German
- Currency:Euro (€)
- Total Population:11,492,641
- Most Populous City:Brussels
- Time Zone(s):UTC+1
- International Phone Code:+32
- Driving Side:Right
- Climate:Mostly temperate, often rainy
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the income tax rate in Belgium?
The personal income tax rate in Belgium is progressive and ranges from 25% to 50% depending on your income. This income tax calculator can help estimate your average income tax rate and your take home pay.
How many income tax brackets are there in Belgium?
The income tax system in Belgium has four different tax brackets. For more details, check out our detail section.
Belgium Income Tax Brackets and Other Information
The personal income tax system in Belgium is a progressive tax system. This means that your income is split into multiple brackets where lower brackets are taxed at lower rates and higher brackets are taxed at higher rates. Tax rates range from 25% to 50%.
For 2022 tax year
|Taxable Income (EUR)||Tax Rate|
|From 13,870 to 24,480||40%|
|From 24,480 to 42,370||45%|
|From 42,370 onwards||50%|
Standard deductions exist in the form of a standard expense deduction and a personal exemption. Both of which help to lower your taxable income. The standard expense deduction is calculated by taking a percentage of your income up to a certain limit while the personal exemption is just a fixed amount.
Social security contributions are also fully tax deductible aside from the special social security contributions. Many additional deductions may also exist depending on your situation.
Non-resident taxpayers face the same tax rates as that of resident taxpayers. That being said, there are some deductions and tax rebates that are either not available to non-residents or have special conditions for non-residents.
Local income tax also exists in the form of communal taxes. For residents, the rate varies from 0% to 9% based on the commune, of which there are over 500. The average communal tax rate is 7%. For non-residents, a flat surcharge of 7% is applied, which also happens to be the same as the average. Due to a lack of easily available data, our calculator simply calculates the communal tax based on the average.
Belgium also has a special tax regime available for eligible expats based on a long list of conditions and requirements. Notable benefits of this system include certain reimbursements and various tax savings. This system is limited in time to 5 years with a possibility to extend 3 years to a maximum of 8 years. The details are complex and since not everyone will be eligible, this is beyond the scope of a calculator focused on ease of use so it is not included in our calculations. That said, you can still interpret our estimated results as a base case scenario. For more details, please consult with a tax professional that can look over your personal situation.
Social Security in Belgium
Social security contributions in Belgium are made by both employers and employees, of which the former shoulders a higher percentage contribution. Employee contributions go towards unemployment, health insurance indemnities, health care, and pensions.
There is no maximum cap or upper limit for required contributions so the more you earn, the more you will contribute. Social security payments are made every month and should be automatically withheld from your income by your employer.
Both residents and non-residents are required to make social security contributions. However, foreign employees with short and defined assignment periods in Belgium may apply for an exemption from social security contributions. Note that only those within a certain list of countries and those that are already a participant in a social security program within their home country will be eligible.
Aside from normal social security, there also exists a special social security contribution which is calculated on a progressive scale that increases from zero income and fades out at higher incomes so that the maximum contribution is limited.
Resident status and income tax in Belgium
Residents taxpayers of Belgium are subject to tax on worldwide income while non-resident taxpayers are only taxed on Belgian sourced income.
For the most part, an individual is generally considered to be a resident if any one of the following conditions apply: their domicile, meaning their permanent home, is in Belgium, their center of economic interests is located in Belgium, they are married with their family located in Belgium, or they are registered in the population register of a commune.
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- Last reviewed on January 29, 2023.
- The content shown on this page is strictly for educational purposes only. It does not represent advice nor is it a substitute for a professional advisor.
- Estimated results are just estimates. They are not a guarantee of future results.
- Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This salary calculator only provides a rough estimate according to the most common scenarios for standard employment income that comes from an employer. If you are self-employed, your taxes might differ.
- There may be additional deductions, credits, exemptions, allowances, reliefs, etc depending on many factors. Some factors are about your family such as the number of dependents, children, relatives, parents, etc. Other factors may include mortgage payments, property depreciation, charitible donations, additional voluntary retirement contributions, etc. Whether or not you are handicapped and/or disabled may also sometimes be an additional factor.
- Depending on region and jurisdiction, salary bonuses may be treated and taxed differently from standard salary.
- Calculators from other sites may show slightly different numbers due to different deductions/credits being included or they are based on data from a different year.
- Generally, we review changes once a year since tax codes usually change once a year. If you notice a major miscalculation or error with our salary calculator (most likely caused by a typo somewhere), feel free to direct message us on twitter and let us know. However, if you have specific questions about your own personal situation, please consult a licensed tax professional.
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