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Pure financial discrimination!

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Written by   85
2 months ago

The tittle says it all. I don’t go often to the office but that will chance from the 1st of July. After that I am the victim of pure discrimination. Forced by the Belgian and Dutch governments.
As a person living in one country and working in the other I will be forced due to tax regulations to be at the office every day.
Since Covid kicked in homework has become part of our way of living and that will stay the same for most. Normally you do pay income tax in the country you do work in and during Covid an agreement was made between the 2 governments that working from home would still count as like working at the office. But this agreement won’t be prolonged. Currently I do pay my income tax in the Netherlands but if I would continue to work from home, I will have to pay taxes in Belgium, which would means that my net income would decrease with a whopping 20 to 25%!

This of course has a big impact so I will be forced to go to the office each and every day. Before Covid I did work one day per week from home and nobody did complain. But now this policy will be followed strictly so I better play it safe.
I do think that it is mostly the Belgian government which doesn’t want a prolongation because more Belgium people do work in the Netherlands than the other way around. They just want those extra taxes!

This if course does result into pure discrimination because the rest of the team will come to the office once a day and won’t suffer in net salary.
One can ague that it was my choice to work abroad, which actually is the case. But when I did start working many moons ago working from hime wasn’t even possible.

So I will obey the law, for once, and do what I have to do. In the mean time I do like the Desperado Lime and Cactus 😁

Cheers,
Peter

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En ik dacht altijd dat men in België veel minder belasting moest betalen... maar wel shit zeg!

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2 months ago

De inkomensbelasting is in NL veel lager, maar de gezondheidsverzekering hoger. Belgie is een van de top landen als het op belastingen aan komt.

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2 months ago

Ah dat wist ik niet, dat is dus wel een tip dan, werken in NL en wonen in België... Ik neem aan dat de huizenprijzen ook beter zijn in België?

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2 months ago

Ik denk dat over het algemeen de prijzen in BE toch wel wat lager liggen. Maar dat ligt er ook alweer waar je wilt wonen. Prijzen zijn hier de laatste jaren enorm hard gestegen.

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2 months ago