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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide Belgium

General Overview

- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in Dutch, French, German.
- Public Holidays: Total of 10 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Brussels
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: €10.48 (2023)

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: From 25% to 50%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 21%, Corporate tax 25%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: From 25% to 27%.
- Employee Charges: 13.07%.

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term, Temporary.
- Trial Periods: Up to 6 months.
- Paid Holiday: 20 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Varies by tenure; up to 4 months notice.

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: State (basic healthcare needs) with optional private.
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Meal vouchers, company car, insurance.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-EU/EEA citizens.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: EU Blue Card, takes up to 90 days, minimum salary requirement applies (varies annually).
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 4 months for work permit or EU Blue Card.

The information provided on these countries serves as a general guideline and may
require verification and updates from legal sources or official websites.