The precise amounts are now known and must record the finances of 553 Belgian municipalities which include in their ranks citizens working in the Grand Duchy. A real windfall of 48 million euros will thus be donated to Belgium by Luxembourg, from 2022, within the framework of the Belgian-Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU) Convention.
As the deputy mayor of Attert Josy Arens reminds us, this tax retrocession allows Luxembourg to compensate Belgian municipalities “which lose municipal surcharges, because residents receive professional income taxable in the Grand Duchy, which is therefore exempt from tax. “Personal income tax in Belgium”.
More than 8.6 million for Arlon
Yet further away from Luxembourg, the Flemish Region will thus receive a total of 2,524,717.52 euros from the Grand Duchy. There are therefore many Belgian cross-border workers who live in the region where Dutch is widely spoken. As for the Brussels-Capital Region, it will pocket 709,787.90 euros. Far from the sums collected by the Walloon Region estimated at 44,765,494.58 euros.
The big cities of the Belgian province of Luxembourg are carving out a very large part of the pie. For tax year 2021, Arlon will thus receive, in 2022, 8,657,412.45 million euros. Aubange, with 3,708,002, 22 euros, Messancy with 2,772,268.13 euros, Attert, with 2,286,361.03 euros, Habay with 2,113,685.52 euros, Bastogne with 2,076,894.80 euros and Virton with 1 224,312.72 euros will also welcome this good news with serenity at the foot of the Christmas tree.
(fl / The essential)
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