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IRIS Global Workforce Management will simplify payroll and HR in Belgium. As a reliable, trusted global payroll and HR specialist operating worldwide, and with 88 in-country teams, we can help ensure your international employees are paid on time, every time.

Understanding and navigating the challenges of global payroll and HR in Belgium is no small task. Compliance is always a top priority for businesses, and we can support you during a global expansion no matter the challenges. This includes differing laws, cultures and regulations, and it can feel overwhelming to get ahead of the demands of payroll and HR. Fortunately, our expert teams are here to help. We offer:  

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    Payroll in Belgium 

    We take away the complications of global payroll and manage everything for your business – this includes pay, benefits, and more. Through our payroll support in Belgium, your growing workforce will be paid accurately, on-time, every time.  

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    HR in Belgium 

    Growing companies trust our HR services in Belgium to support their global employees when it comes to important matters of legislation and compliance. We help businesses thrive.


    Employment Law Compliance

    We will help you to compliantly attract and onboard your organization’s people, including new hires. As an in-country specialist in Belgium, we can help with contracts, policies, handbooks and more.

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    Global Payments Services

    We are able to provide compliant, global payment services for all kinds of businesses. We make your cross-border transfers cost-effective.  

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    Location Data

    Belgium FlagBelgium
    Europe (Western Europe)
    Calling Code
    Timezone in Capital
    (europe/brussels) 7:16 PM
    Euro (EUR)
    $1 = €0.92
    Main Language
    Other Business Languages
    French, German, English
    Tax Year Start
    1st January
    Tax Year Start
    31st December

    Details correct at time of publication. You should not rely on these details without first seeking professional international advice.

    A trusted advisor for global expansion

    We support businesses in 135 countries worldwide to reach their expansion goals.

    Global Expansion in Belgium

    Best known for its beautiful towns and medieval architecture, Belgium is home to both the EU & NATO headquarters. It is also a tempting location for foreign investment.

    Belgium’s free-market system has always been attractive to foreign investment. With a competitive corporate income tax rate and simple process of delivering Belgian payroll, this small European kingdom has proven lucrative for many businesses.

    Employer Must-Dos

    In Belgium, you must arrange the following for employees

    • Labour Accident Insurance
    • Social Security
    • Child Allowance Fund
    • Protection & Prevention at Work

    Payroll in Belgium

    Foreign companies are not required to be legally registered in Belgium in order to deliver Belgian payroll. They also do not have to set up in-country bank accounts to make payments to employees and tax authorities.

    Once established, foreign businesses need to register with the social security authority to secure a VAT number, then register for Labour Accident Insurance.

    To manage their regulatory obligations, companies should use Belgium’s online Ondernemingsloket system.

    Taxation in Belgium

    The tax rate for Belgium ranges from 25% to 50% based on income. This variable rate changes annually, while the social security rates change every quarter. Companies must pay employer and employee contributions to the National Social Security Office quarterly, with employer contributions averaging between 32-38% and employee contributions amounting to 13.07% of gross salary.

    Find out more about International Payroll

    To find out more about international payroll and its implications and considerations that come along with it, download our free guide to international payroll.

    What are the regular working hours in Belgium?

    A common Belgian working week is Monday through Friday, with a maximum 8-hour workday and 38-hour workweek. Belgium has the second highest legal minimum wage in Europe, at €1,502 ($1,608) gross per month. Overtime is paid at time and a half, or double pay on Sundays and public holidays.

    Uniquely, Belgium’s overtime laws do not generally apply to night work in the hotel or entertainment histories.

    Belgian Payroll from IRIS

    IRIS FMP take away the stress of Belgian payroll compliance. Our in-country teams are on hand to guide you in the right direction, offering advice at any time. Whether you’re looking for payroll services in Bruges, Antwerp or Ghent, you can rely on IRIS to take care of the complex payroll processes so you don’t have to. All you have to do is get on with the important things – running your business.

    Stay Compliant – Payroll Services in Belgium

    Looking for a global payroll partner you can trust? IRIS is the only partners you need. Our Belgian payroll solutions ensure complete compliance, helping you to grow your business internationally with complete peace of mind. Adhering to EU legislation and employment law – it’s what we do.