Coronavirus: deferment of payment withholding tax extended

Author: Peggy Criel (Legal Expert)

To cope with the corona crisis, companies were already granted a deferment of payment of withholding tax for the months of February and March. Also for the month of April, the federal government now automatically grants a deferment of payment.

Automatic deferment of payment of withholding tax

Companies are granted an automatic  two-month deferment of payment of withholding tax, without having to pay any fines or interest, for the following declarations:

Payment for

Period extended to

Monthly declaration - February 2020

13 May 2020

Monthly declaration - March 2020

15 June 2020

Quarterly declaration - 1st quarter 2020

15 June 2020

Monthly declaration - April 2020

15 July 2020

Other withholding tax aid measure

In addition to this automatic deferment of payment, companies can also apply for the  previously announced aid measures for the payment of withholding tax debts. This application allows them to obtain extended payment terms, exemption from interest on arrears and/or a remission of fines for late payment. See our Infoflash of 11 March 2019 for more info.

Various tax aid measures

In addition to the withholding tax aid measures referred to above, various other measures have been taken. More information can be found in the notices on the website of the FPS Finance.

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