Compliance updates - Belgium

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Get the latest news and updates on e-invoicing, e-ordering, e-archiving and indirect tax regulatory requirements for Belgium.
7 March 2023

Belgian tax reform to encompass B2B e-invoicing obligations

The Belgian Ministry of Finance has formally launched tax reforms that address many tax concerns and put a crucial focus on electronic invoicing in Belgium’s private sector.

26 April 2022

Belgium expands the scope of e-invoicing obligations in the public sector

The Belgian government has announced a new mandate requiring suppliers to send e-invoices to public contracting authorities.

10 November 2021

Belgium announces the intention to mandate B2B e-invoicing

After France and Poland introduced the upcoming countrywide B2B e-invoicing mandates, the Minister of Finance of Belgium, Mr Van Peteghem, has also confirmed in his policy note the intention to make B2B electronic invoicing mandatory on a countrywide basis.

21 October 2021

Belgium considers a gradual transition to B2B e-invoicing

The federal government has reached an agreement on the budget for 2022, initiating measures for the economic transition from the COVID-19 pandemic. One of them is the phased introduction of e-invoicing in the B2B sector.

20 October 2021

Wallonia will make e-invoicing the preferred method for B2G transactions in 2022

The Walloon government has announced that starting 1 January 2022, electronic invoices will become a preference in B2G transactions. Invoices in PDF or Word format sent by e-mail will no longer be accepted.

14 October 2020

Brussels mandates B2G e-invoicing as of November 2020

Starting 1 November 2020, Brussels mandates B2G e-invoicing, requiring suppliers to the Brussels Capital Region to send invoices exclusively electronically.

Country Specifications

E-Invoicing/CTC Model:

– B2G: Centralized/Peppol

– B2B: Peppol to be rolled out beginning July 2024

Mandatory Infrastructure:

– B2G: Mercurius/Peppol

– B2B: N/A

Mandatory Format:

– B2G: Peppol BIS

– B2B: N/A

Mandatory for Issuing:

– B2G: Suppliers to Flemish and Brussels regions

– B2B: Gradual rollout beginning July 2024

Mandatory for Receiving:

– B2G: All contracting authorities

– B2B: Buyer’s consent required. (Consent not required if sending e-invoices to Hermes)

eSignature:

Optional

Archiving Period:

– Movable Property: 7 years

– Immovable property: 15 years

Archiving Abroad:

Allowed under conditions

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