The complex landscape of tax law

Many questions are raised when moving abroad and before taking any decision, both company and expat need to agree on a specific remuneration package.

Tax is thus the start and closing link of our compliance circle.

We can provide the correct calculations to close a deal. Once a specific remuneration package has been agreed upon, to optimize the tax position, a special tax regime can be applied for in Belgium. Provided the expat meets all conditions to qualify, we can file the special tax status request.

During the deployment, whether regarded as a Belgian tax resident or a non-resident, a yearly income tax declaration needs to be filed. We can do this for you.

Moving to a new country and getting settled in can be a challenge.

Why work with xpatriate?

We get things done in a professional and friendly manner.

  • We steer you in the right direction
  • One-stop shop for company and expat
  • Dedicated team of legal experts with hands-on approach

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the special tax regime?
    This regime applies to foreign executives exceeding a certain salary level. It offers a favorable tax status.
  • What is a Belgian tax resident?
    Every person with residence in Belgium is regarded as a Belgian tax resident. 
  • What is a non-resident?
    Under certain conditions, a person residing in Belgium able to prove that their main center of interest remains abroad can be considered a non-resident.
  • Are there tax requirements when leaving Belgium?
    A special tax declaration needs to be filed. Official de-registration is needed from the town hall to avoid continued local taxation.


Assisting organizations to be compliant with home and host country legislation when moving staff around the globe.
Assuring a seamless immigration process for all parties involved. Giving personalized legal advice to actual implementation of the advice.
Monitoring social security coverage is important when moving. Similar and continued subjection according the applicable laws needs to be assured.
Setting up a Belgian payroll is challenging. We help you and take care of all mandatory affiliations to official bodies according Belgian labour law.
Belgian labour law sets-out many complex provisions to protect both employers and employees. We provide the necessary guidance to assure compliance with the applicable regulations.
International mobility implies change in tax position for expat and company. We assist in optimizing that tax position according local fiscal rules.

It’s our business to bring

you peace of mind.

Sandrine Le Clef, xpatriate