Receive free financial advice from the experts: Expat Financial Affairs

Expat Financial Affairs offers essential advice in English on managing your finances as an expat in Belgium.

Join this short and informative presentations on investments, pensions, self-employment and estate planning, and mingle with fellow expats over food and drinks. All of this hosted at BNP Paribas Fortis‘ beautiful La Chancellerie venue in central Brussels.


Expat Financial Affairs


The topics that will be covered are the following:

  • Investment taxation for expats living in Belgium by Nico Jaeken, Estate Planner Wealth Management, BNP Paribas Fortis

Do you have a bank account and make financial investments as an expat in Belgium? We will offer you an insight into the tax consequences of those investments, depending on your fiscal status, in both Belgium and your country of citizenship. We will also help to ensure you are compliant with all tax regulations that might be involved.

  • Expatriates and their immovable property in Belgium by Lien Verdoodt, Estate Planner Wealth Management, BNP Paribas Fortis

Buying a home is a monumental occasion, whether you’re starting fresh in a new Belgian city or building your dream house in the town that you fell in love with.

BNP Paribas Fortis can help you understand the financial tax realities and challenges of being the proud owner of that dream home in Belgium.

The day you decide to buy or maybe built a residence in Belgium, which kind of costs do you have to pay?  And what taxes do you have to pay on your immovable property in Belgium?  What is the registration tax? And what about the taxation of the revenue? You’ll discover that the taxation of real estate has its own complex rules, which will be explained during this presentation. And what if you’ll leave Belgium and sell your previous family residence?

If you want an answer to these pressing questions, come listen to this interesting session about expatriates and their immovable property in Belgium.

  • How to finance your future Belgian residence? by Daniel Hoste, Patrimonial Lending Officer, BNP Paribas Fortis

During this workshop, you will get information regarding credit solutions for property purchase: rules, credit types, warranties, costs, tax advantages, etc.

  • Expat estate planning: the importance of the marital status and the impact of the EU succession regulation by Philipp Bollen, Head of Estate Planning, BNP Paribas Fortis

Marriage in Belgium involves more than just love. Once you move to Belgium, your marital status will come into play when assessing your Belgian taxes and marriage tax benefits, Belgium-based assets, and the taxes you could potentially pass to your relatives if the inheritance law in Belgium applies.
Internationals need to particularly consider how their marriage contract – either from Belgium or abroad – can affect their assets, income, divorce, marriage tax credit, inheritance and succession tax in Belgium, and if they should consider changing their relationship status to benefit from laws regarding marriage in Belgium.

  • Tax on savings and investments in Belgium by Katie-Boag Thompson, The Fry Group Belgium

Whilst taxes should never be the sole driver of an investment strategy, better tax awareness does have the potential to improve your investment returns. This presentation will explain the taxes payable in Belgium on various forms of savings and investments for both residents and non-resident expats and will provide tips on how to avoid the tax traps and highlight the tax saving opportunities available.

  • What happens if I die in Belgium and Understanding Life Insurance by Amanda Newell, The Fry Group Belgium

Belgium has strict regulations concerning inheritance and taxes with various regional differences. This informative talk will outline the procedures in Belgium in the event of a death and will explain the important opportunities available to protect the financial future of your loved ones with the use of wills, marriage contracts and life insurance and how best to effect appropriate life insurance to maximise the financial protection of your dependents.

Consult the program for more information on the sessions.

Don’t miss out the opportunity to get expert advice from the sponsors, informative and interactive presentations as well as a networking opportunity with fellow expats over foods and drinks.


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