Belgium Extends Tax Incentive for Employment of Researchers

The Belgian government on 4 June approved a draft bill that would extend a special withholding tax exemption for employers of researchers to include partnerships between private-sector enterprises and universities and scientific institutions.

In the Law of 24 December 2002, the Belgian government made a first attempt to encourage the employment of researchers by Belgian colleges and universities, granting a withholding tax reduction for remuneration paid to assistant researchers at those schools and to postdoctoral researchers paid by the National Fund for Scientific Research or the Fund for Scientific Research -- Flanders.

Government Extends Tax Incentive for Employment of Researchers, Tax Notes International, Tax Notes International, 11 June 2004
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