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Belgium Payroll Guide

Hire employees in Belgium.


Euro (EUR)



Official language(s)

Dutch, French, German

Belgium Facts





Offical language(s)

Dutch, French, German


Euro (EUR)

Date format


Fiscal year

1 January - 31 December

Hiring in Belgium

We're here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in Belgium, whether you’re looking for services in Brussels, Bruges or elsewhere.

Employer Responsibilities

In Belgium, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • 20 Days’ Vacation Entitlement
  • Supply an Employment Agreement
  • Contribute to the Child Allowance Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

How does payroll work in Belgium?

An employee’s annual salary is divided by 13.92, with employees receiving a segment each month. However, in May an additional 0.92 is paid, along with a full additional month in December. Employers can opt to provide Eco-Vouchers: a Social Security-exempt benefit employees can use to purchase ecological goods or services.

What are the standard Belgian working hours?

A standard working week in Belgium consists of 38 hours across Monday to Friday. Overtime pay is mandatory for all hours exceeding this limit, up to a maximum of 48 hours – in line with the EU directive.

What about dismissing an employee?

Employment rights are very strict in Belgium and we suggest speaking to one of our Employment Law Advisors before you take any action. Dismissals can be a very lengthy process and there are a list of steps that must be adhered to. We are able to handle all aspects of this to ensure compliance throughout the process.

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Creation of locally-compliant Belgian employment agreements, ensuring you and your employees are protected in-country. Our experts in Belgium will create your bespoke agreement.

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Tax and Labor Law

Belgium’s complex legislation can be daunting. Our in-country specialists are an extended member of your team, steering you safely through tax and labor law.

Regulatory Compliance

Our in-country professionals provide a wealth of experience and expertise in Payroll & HR compliance, ensuring your venture complies with ever-changing legislation.

Start-Up Implementation

We’ll ensure you’re operational promptly in accordance with local law, advising on the best route for your business, whether it’s via a legal entity or foreign registration.

Declarations and Audits

Our local specialists will manage and submit annual declarations on your behalf, guaranteeing accurate and prompt reporting to the authorities and also providing support for audits.
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