Regional authorities have announced 2021 salary thresholds for third-country nationals working in Belgium. The new salary thresholds will take effect Jan. 1 and will be as follows:

Highly Qualified Employees Executives Blue Card holders
Brussels region €43,395 €72,399 €56,111
Flanders region €43,524 (€34,819.20 if under 30) €69,638 €52,299
Walloon region €43,395 €72,399 €56,112

ICT Salary Thresholds: The Intra Company Transfer (ICT) permit is expected to be available in January 2021. Certain gross annual salaries will be required to obtain this permit. They are:

Trainees Specialists Managers
Brussels region €28,056 €44,889 €56,111
Flanders region €43,524 €43,524 €69,638
Walloon region €43,395 €43,395 €72,399

Analysis & Comments: Salary thresholds in Belgium are indexed annually. Companies should take note of the higher thresholds and budget accordingly.

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