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Renting out a vacation home? From 1 July possible with VAT

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Are you renting out your home or apartment as a vacation rental in Belgium through a rental platform like Airbnb? Then keep in mind that as of July 1, 2022, you may owe VAT and will have to complete the necessary VAT formalities.

In our previous article we already explained in detail the new regulation on the rental of furnished accommodation that came into effect on January 1, 2022.

In order to give lessors the opportunity to adapt to the new rules, a transitional arrangement was provided until June 30. This transitional arrangement ensured that landlords could continue to rent out their property via a non-recognized rental platform without becoming liable for VAT.

This transitional arrangement is now coming to an end and since quite a few rental platforms (including Airbnb) have still not obtained recognition, this means for many landlords that their VAT obligation will come into effect from July 1.

But becoming liable for VAT does not have to be seen as merely disadvantageous, it also ensures that as a landlord you are entitled to deduct VAT on the costs you have incurred/are incurring in relation to the leased property e.g. refurbishment works.


Do you have doubts whether as a landlord you will soon be considered liable for VAT or would you like more information regarding the right to deduct VAT?

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