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Belgium Legislation on Foreign Investments

Updated on Thursday 14th December 2017

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Belgium-Legislation-on-Foreign-Investments.jpgBelgium represents an important business location, as it is a financial center and it also represents the most significant country for the European Union’s activities, considering its main institutions are set up here. Foreign investors interested in opening a company in Belgium choose this location for its developed business market and for the legislation regulating foreign investments here. 

Belgium, open to foreign investments 

At the heart of the European Union, Belgium promotes the values of the EU through its legislation, which encourages an open economy by attracting foreign investors. If you are interested in company formation in Belgium, you should know that out of the top 3.000 corporation, a third is represented by foreign companies.  
With a legislation that does not discriminate between local and international companies, Belgium promotes foreign direct investments, an important outlet in the local business tradition. 

Legislation on Corporate Tax in Belgium 

According to the Belgian laws, all companies are subjected to a corporate tax applied at the rate of 33.99%. A decrease in the corporate tax is applied to small and medium sized companies with a profit below EUR 322.500, which are subjected to a tax rate of 24.98%.
Belgium applies notional interest deduction, which represents a tax deduction for venture capital. With the help of this measure, the differences between capital raised through borrowed loans and capital raised through equity are eliminated. If you want to open a company in Belgium, our specialists in company formation can provide you with information on the legislative procedures and taxes in Belgium. 
Production of films in Belgium is sustained by the tax shelter measure, offering companies interested to invest in this domain a tax exemption on retained profits. 
Countries that have signed a double tax treaty with Belgium can benefit from the European Parent- Subsidiary Directive, which states that foreign investors in Belgium can relocate their profits, regardless of the value, without paying dividend withholding tax. 
Our agents in company formation can offer you in-depth information about the tax legislation on foreign investments in Belgium
If you need further information on the business environment and Belgium legislation available for foreign investments, contact our consultants in company formation, who will offer you consultation according to your needs. 


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