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Can I also contact my city or municipality for certain concessions?

Friday 24/04/2020
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In addition to the federal measures, you can often also appeal to local grants, which were implemented by cities and municipalities in response to the Coronavirus

All financial and other local initiatives can be found on this page (see document at the bottom of the 'flanking measures' section). Since these measures are constantly changing and not all of them are in force yet, it is relevant to always keep an eye on your municipality's website, or contact your own municipality directly.

A number of examples:

  • In Antwerp, for example, it was decided not to charge a number of taxes and fees for self-employed persons and companies for the second quarter of the (tax) year 2020.
  • Every Hasselaar receives a hospitality voucher worth € 5 which can be used after the corona crisis with every hospitality entrepreneur from Hasselt.
  • The city of Ghent defers the payment of all business-related taxes of the year 2020 until September 30, 2020. Also the taxes for things that cannot go on (terraces, fixed advertising visible from the road, stand fees, etc.) do not have to be paid from March 13th until as long as the general measures are in force.
  • On the other hand, Kortrijk provides for a catering premium (allowing restaurants and cafés entitled to the € 4,000 nuisance premium to receive an additional € 1,000) as well as not to levy certain taxes, stand fees during the period of the federal measures.

Additional premiums to the Corona relief grant 

Some towns and municipalities provide an additional relief grant for entrepreneurs who are entitled to the Flemish Corona relief grant: at present these are Kortrijk, Schilde, Zandhoven and Kalmthout. You can find more information about this on the website of the cities and municipalities concerned. 

The Government indicated that these premiums would also benefit from a tax exemption. 

If you have other questions regarding the Corona crisis, please visit our special FAQ

Last update: 26/05/2020

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