Payroll Services Provider Belgium

Compandben Payroll Partner


Welcome to the Compandben Payroll Services Provider Belgium

The Compandben International Payroll Partner in Belgium is a medium sized Belgian accounting office with branches in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. The company has 160 staff in ten offices in Belgium.

It was founded 20 years ago and does accounting/, audit and tax advisory services, as well as payroll. Compandben runs in total 11 client payrolls in Belgium through this firm. The largest is a company with 96 employees (as at August 2020). But most of the clients have between 1 and 5 employees. The payroll firm has a lot of experience in expatriate management and “split payrolls”.

Belgium Employment Services

The Compandben Employment Services Provider for Belgium will employ staff on behalf of clients, so that the client does not need to set up a legal entity there. The employment of staff in behalf of clients is heavily regulated in Belgium.

Belgian Employer social charges are 35% of gross remuneration and we often mention this to clients (particularly from USA) that are thinking of offering private health care, pensions, 401k, etc as it is not necessary in the market.

No employer social charges for the 1st employee for a new company.

To encourage employment and reduce employer costs, a reduction in Employer social charges is being introduced in Belgium. Belgian employer social charges are normally 30-35% of gross remuneration. For a first new hire for a new company from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020 there is full exemption from employer's social security contributions and there is then a significant reduction for further employees.

This concession applies during the entire period of employment, so goes on beyond 2020. This is a major concession and I understand that it applies even for firms that are only registered as Employers in Belgium.

John Tinsley
Director Compandben SA