Regulatory updates - Belgium
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
– B2G: Centralized/Peppol
– B2B: Peppol to be rolled out beginning July 2024
– B2G: Mercurius/Peppol
– B2B: N/A
– 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)
– Movable Property: 7 years
– Immovable property: 15 years
Allowed under conditions
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Prepare yourself for the mandatory e-invoicing requirements in the public sector in Belgium and fulfil all B2B changes ahead of time.