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Self-Employed individual

    The purpose of this checklist is to enable us to gather the information and documents required for your registration as self-employed individual in Belgium, including your social security and VAT registration.

    Use of TAXPATRIA® SELF-EMPLOYED CHECKLIST is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Statement. The Terms of Use and the Privacy Statement may be amended from time to time. Please check these documents periodically to inform yourself of any changes. Please note that your use of this application may be subject to review, monitoring, and recording at any time.

    1. Personal information

    Enter your current address in Belgium below:

    Please note that if you have a non-EU nationality and are not a permanent resident of Belgium, you might need to apply for a professional card as well. May we ask to contact us separately if this would be relevant to you?

    Please provide a copy (recto-verso) of your Belgian ID and your passport:

    Belgian ID:


    2. Registered address

    Your self-employed activity can be registered at your home address, office address, virtual office address or other. Please indicate:

    3. Language

    Your documents and communication with the authorities will be in Dutch if your registered address is in the Flemish Region, and in French if your registered address is in Wallonia.

    If your registered address is in the Brussels Capital Region, please indicate the preferred language:

    4. Activities

    Please provide a brief description of your professional activities:

    In both the Brussels Capital and Walloon Region, you need to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge of business management by providing a certificate or – in most cases – an equivalent degree or diploma. Any diploma delivered by a college or university recognized in Belgium is sufficient to prove your knowledge. Check the government diploma database to see if your foreign degree is eligible.

    Please provide a copy of your highest degree/diploma:

    If you will combine your self-employed activity with another professional occupation (employment, etc.), please clarify this here:

    5. Turn-over

    Please provide the estimated turn-over for the first 12 months:

    If your annual turnover is below 25.000,00 EUR, you can apply for a VAT exempt status. This will relieve you from charging 21% VAT on your fees and any related formalities, such as quarterly VAT filings. Please note that you will not be able to deduct any VAT yourself from your suppliers in this case.

    6. Bank Account

    Please provide your Belgian bank account details that you will use for your planned business activity:


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    7. Date of self-employed activity

    Please indicate the starting date of self-employed activity:

    8. Business accounting & tax filing services

    Please indicate here if you would be interested in TAXPATRIA quarterly business accounting and VAT filing services.

    Please indicate here if you would be interested in TAXPATRIA annual income tax filing service.

    9. Power of attorney

    Please confirm if you would like to give power of attorney to TAXPATRIA for your self-employed registration and any other relevant tax, VAT and social security registration requirements.

    1. I personally confirm the accuracy of all data I have entered and the files I have uploaded.
    2. I hereby authorize Taxpatria to proceed with the self-employed setup and register for this with the relevant public authorities in Belgium.
    3. I acknowledge that all required information uploaded in this questionnaire will be processed by Taxpatria in accordance with the GDPR-Directive, and the Taxpatria Privacy Statement available on this website.
    4. I acknowledge that Taxpatria cannot be held accountable in case the provided information is incomplete or incorrect. I understand that additional costs may be charged to me if information needs to change after registration.

    Please include your e-mail address in order to receive a copy of the filled-out checklist:

    TAXPATRIA® is committed to protecting your privacy. All personal data will be processed in accordance with the Belgian Law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy, and of 25 May 2018 in accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of private individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.