What is the reprobel declaration?
Last year we informed you in detail about the Reprobel giving (this article can be found in the here read it again for the sake of completeness) about Reprobel for the first time. Reprobel is the institution that is responsible for the collection of reproduction remunerations, in other words remunerations for making prints and photocopies, whether digital or not, of copyright protected works for internal use. The objective of Reprobel is in fact the same as that of SABAM, namely to collect copyrights and redistribute them among the authors. However, this concerns writings (books, articles, etc.) and not music. What is important is that in principle every entrepreneur is obliged to submit an annual declaration.
When to file a tax return?
The deadline for this declaration regarding reference year 2021 is April 15, 2022. However, it is important to note that only if a letter was received with a user name and password, a declaration must be completed. If you did not take any photocopies during the reference year, you will have to submit a zero declaration. If no letter has been received, filing a declaration is not possible. You can of course always file a declaration spontaneously and contact Reprobel for this purpose. If you did receive a letter then you must submit it in time, otherwise you risk a fine.
How to file a tax return?
STEP 1: Log on to the online portal of Reprobel: https://portal.reprobel.be/portal/
STEP 2: Check and complete your billing information under "My Profile" using the "Manage My Profile" button.
It is important to check the Nacebel code. After all, it is important later for the declaration and price of any license.
Here you can also indicate if you have a paper press review or documentation center.
- Press review: A survey systematically prepared and distributed internally to employees, consisting of photocopies and/or prints in several copies of excerpts from newspapers, weeklies and magazines.
- Documentation Center: A place in your company where information is made centrally available (for consultation, loan or further internal dissemination) for the benefit of a group of employees or other users.
Both terms have an impact on the cost of the license/declaration.