Regulatory updates - Belgium

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February 2 2024

Belgian Parliament approves the obligatory B2B e-invoicing adoption

The Belgian Parliament has approved the draft bill created by the Belgian Chamber of Representatives on introducing countrywide electronic invoicing.

January 19 2024

Belgian B2B e-invoicing draft law approved by Finance and Budget Committee

With the approval of the Finance and Budget committee, the draft law which will introduce obligatory B2B electronic invoicing as of 1 January 2026 is one step from being finalized. The next and the final step for the draft law is the Chamber of Representatives.

December 11 2023

Mandatory B2B e-invoicing draft law passes the second hearing

The draft law to introduce obligatory B2B electronic invoicing as of 1 January 2026 has been approved by the Belgian Council of Ministers.

September 29 2023

Belgium Announces Mandatory E-invoicing from 1 January 2026

Belgian Council of Ministers approves long-awaited countrywide e-invoicing obligation from 1 January 2026.

August 1 2023

Belgian government approves a draft decree with amendments to the e-invoicing requirements for public contracts

The draft decree for the extension of the entry into force of the obligation to issue electronic invoices for public contracts and concessions has been approved.

March 7 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.

April 26 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.

November 10 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.

October 21 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.

October 20 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.

Country Specifications

E-Invoicing/CTC Model:

– B2G: Centralized/Peppol

– B2B: Post-audit

– January 2026 B2B: Peppol rolled out

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 

– B2G March 2024: All suppliers

– B2B January 2026: Beginning of gradual rollout 

Mandatory for Receiving:

– B2G: All contracting authorities

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

eSignature:

Optional

Archiving Period:

– Movable Property: 7 years

– Immovable property: 15 years

– Real Estate Construction: 25 years

Archiving Abroad:

Allowed under conditions

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