AN OVERVIEW OF PAYROLLS IN BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG

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CPD Qualification Hours: 6

An overview of payrolls in Belgium and Luxembourg
Cost: £425+VAT, $550, €500

10% off for GPA members

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International markets continue to grow in importance for British companies, and with this growth comes an expansion of compliance requirements. Whether you are sending expatriates into a country or taking on a small local payroll as part of an acquisition or branch opening, your business will need to ensure it meets all of its obligations. Outsourcing the payroll function may seem the best solution, but the company remains legally liable for any mistakes the outsource partner may make. It is therefore important that the end client is aware of what the major tasks are the outsourcer performs on their behalf, the key deadlines that they need to sign off, and how to interpret key reports and payslip information. This one day course focuses on the major payroll rules in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Attendees will be able to accurately follow a simple pay calculation for each jurisdiction, and should be able to identify all of the key items on a payslip produced in each jurisdiction. You will also be able to:
•Identify all key jurisdiction deadlines
•Understand the penalty regimes and the consequences of getting it wrong
•Have a detailed understanding of the scope of service you are purchasing from an outsource partner
•Identify what information you need to pass to the outsource partner and why you have to provide it

Belgium
•Payroll processing limits –segregation of duties
•Tax Office set-up
•Professional Withholding Tax
•Tax allowances
•Tax scales
•Rates of tax
•Calculation
•Remittances to Tax Office
•Penalties
•Social Security structure
•Employee identification
•DIMONA/LIMOSA registrations
•AFP statement
•Calculation of contributions
•Payment of salary – 13.92 payments a year
•Mandatory social documents
•Employee labour rights relevant to payroll
•Fringe benefits
•Special rules for foreign assignees
•A look at some websites and guidance available

Luxembourg

• Country overview
• Business culture
• Work permits
• Income tax including:
o Tax cards
o Tax deductions
o Non tax residents
o Tax rates
o Special expenses
o Paying over the tax
o Annual returns
• Social security insurances
o Coverage and contributions
o Reporting and deductions
• Starters
• Leavers
• Minimum wage
• Indexation of salaries
• Benefits in kind including:
o Accommodation
o Company cars
o Mileage for use of private/own cars
o Business expenses
• Employment law including:
o Collective labour agreements
o Working time
o Overtime
o Leave register
o Medical appointments
o Annual leave
o Sick leave
o Maternity leave and pay
o Adoption leave
o Parental leave
o Leave for family reasons
o Family hospice leave
o Other types of leave
• Deductions from pay, voluntary deductions and court orders
• Data retention
• Payslips

There are limited spaces so please register early to avoid disappointment.

There is also the option to run this course in-house. For further information contact us on 0203 871 8870 or training@globalpayrollassociation.com

Course Dates

5th January 2018 – London
8th June 2018 – London
31st October 2018 – London

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