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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Van Havermaet offers a full-service solution to Belgian and multinational companies.

Our multidisciplinary integrated approach aims to streamline your business. As our client, you can rely on tailored advice and support on all business related matters.

We commit ourselves to improve all your business requirements.

Van Havermaet International specifically focuses on

  • international employment issues
  • global mobility and related tax
  • legal consequences

Whether  you want to post employees or temp workers in Belgium or abroad, or you need a Belgian payroll, we will take care of all formalities.

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Tax advisers
  • Legal advisers
  • Capital advisers
  • Corporate finance
  • Business controlling
  • Family advisers

100% at your service

  • Doing business in Belgium
  • International tax services
  • VAT
  • International mobility
  • Labour and personnel
  • Posting of workers
  • Salary split and expats
  • Transfer pricing
  • Global R&D Incentives
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Services

Doing business in Belgium

Belgium is divided into three regions and three communities, each with its own set of rules when it comes to legal matters. This makes doing business in this country quite complex.

In order to allow you to concentrate successfully on your Belgian business, we take care of all legal matters and outline the legal-framework within which you can do business safely. In addition we can handle the complete administration that goes with it.

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Anna Mordkowicz
Partner
Van Havermaet International

International tax services

Does your company do business in multiple countries? Or do you have to comply with different local tax legislations? Then you are surely aware that one important key of business success is closely monitoring and managing your international tax strategy. But that is easier said than done.

Our legal, tax, VAT and transfer pricing teams are eager to assist you with all aspects of your international taxation needs. We can rely on our international KSi Morison association, with world-wide presence in more than 83 countries.

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Gert De Greeve
Partner
Van Havermaet International

VAT

Companies operating cross borders are faced with more and more VAT obligations: not just in Belgium, but also in the other EU Member States. Managing VAT problems requires a high level of experience and knowledge.

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Hans Philips
Director
Van Havermaet International

International mobility

In most situations, non EEA and non Swiss nationals do need a visa to enter Belgium and a work permit/professional card. However, the Belgian law is very strict when it comes to granting these permits.

Van Havermaet International mobility takes care of the paperwork for you.

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Lieve Hendriks
Partner
Van Havermaet International

Labour and personnel

If you are a foreign company willing to act as an employer in Belgium, you have to comply with a whole range of duties and formalities, considering all social, fiscal and labour law rules.

Mandated as your representative, Van Havermaet International Labour and personnel, takes care of all your legal and administrative requirements.

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Anna Mordkowicz
Partner
Van Havermaet International

Posting of workers

When it comes to working abroad, each country has its own set of rules. Our objective is to present you proactive first level advice on all applicable rules and regulations.

Our one-stop business unit will  (spatie teveel) advise, represent and make sure your company is compliant towards the local authorities in the fields.

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Veronique Kmetyko
Director
Van Havermaet International

Salary split and expats

Our teams help your company, directors and employees in setting up a salary split or requesting the special tax regime for expatriates. We have specialist knowledge in securing salary splits and expatriate tax status with our neighbouring countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, UK, but also with other countries worldwide.

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Jonas Derycke
Partner
Van Havermaet International

Transfer pricing

Our transfer pricing expert team can help you in deciding on an appropriate transfer pricing policy for cross-border intragroup transactions. In doing so, we document at arm’s length profit margins, amongst others for manufacturing entities, low-risk distributors, foreign branches, set up in Belgium or abroad. We align your transfer pricing policy with your business goals, whilst taking into account international tax planning opportunities.

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Jonas Derycke
Partner
Van Havermaet International

Global R&D Incentives

The Belgian government encourages specific R&D incentives in the form of corporate tax credits, patent income tax exemptions, wage withholding tax reductions, government grants… But how can your company fully benefit of these advantages?

Our R&D tax professionals are available to assist you in identifying all R&D tax optimisation opportunities for your business.

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Jonas Derycke
Partner
Van Havermaet International

Experts talking

BREXIT AND CROSS-BORDER SITUATIONS REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY

BREXIT AND CROSS-BORDER SITUATIONS REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY

As of 01/01/2021, the transition period under the EU’s withdrawal agreement will end and the fundamental principles of free movement – persons and services – will no longer apply in the United Kingdom. However, specific social security rules will apply to situations that have already started before the end of 2020.

Belgium in lockdown again – new measures in force today

Belgium in lockdown again – new measures in force today

Last Friday, the Consultative Committee decided on the implementation of a lockdown. Different measures were taken than during the lockdown in the springtime. The following measures come into force as of today until 13 December 2020.

Are you eligible for the exemption from social security contributions?

Are you eligible for the exemption from social security contributions?

Your employee can’t be posted anymore and must be socially insured in Belgium. Or you are considering hiring your first Belgian worker(s)?

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