During the month of May, Belgian tax authorities send out the tax return forms in brown envelopes, to all tax payers. Depending on your situation, filling in these returns can be quite complicated! Below are some guidelines from the Expat Welcome Desk…
Are you living or working in Brussels? Or are you planning to do so? The new Expats in Brussels Guide, edition 2018-2019 is available now! Expats in Brussels, specially dedicated to expatriates, offers you the possibility to have access to a huge source of information.
Many foreigners living in Belgium are not aware that they have the right to vote in communal elections. The development of your neighbourhood, cleanliness, accommodation and parking are just some of the matters decided by your commune. Do you want a say in your municipality’s future? Don’t forget to register!
Did you know that you can ask your commune for a residents parking card (carte riverain or carte habitant). It allows you to park in the street where you live and the surrounding area, free of charge and for as long as you want. The Expat Welcome Desk explains how it works!
Following the 6th State Reform, responsibility for residential leases has been transferred to the regions. Brussels is the first to have introduced its own regulations, which came into force under the new Brussels Housing Code on 1st January 2018. It is a real “housing charter”!
Every year, the rent for your accommodation may be indexed. When will you be indexed? How is it calculated? Can your landlord charge arrears? The Expat Welcome Desk explains all you need to know on the subject…
In Belgium, the mandatory healthcare insurance system enables those who are insured to access high-quality healthcare. The Expat Welcome Desk explains how you can join the healthcare system and how much you can expect to be reimbursed.
Le faible taux de participation des étrangers aux élections communales est un défi pour notre société démocratique et pour le vivre-ensemble. Une nouvelle étude et un séminaire citoyen lancent l’appel à l’action un an avant les élections.