The tax benefit for the Belgian clubs in the past year have risen by 15 per cent from 2017 onwards, and now stands at 96 million. The biggest item is going to professional football: the 24 best teams of 1A and 1B were from the tax office for 80 million euro discount on the taxes they normally have to pay for the salaries of their players.

As the papers in march of last year, the first will be the professional sports sector in our country, significant SOCIAL security and tax credits. In particular, professional footballers earn in a variety of you and me, but it should be a lot less to pay a fee to the national office for SOCIAL security and withholding taxes. Despite the public and political outcry about this, is that the amount of the last few years, but have increased. In 2018, the tax benefit amounted to 96 million euros. About 80 million of them will be on the creation of the 24 professional clubs of the first and second class. On the other, 700 sports, the discount, the status quo has remained at around 15 million euros (see infographic). In this case, we do not yet have the national office for SOCIAL security discount, the clubs and the artists, professional athletes also have a saving of close to a hundred million.

it’s the only football clubs to be responsible for this increase, it is not surprising. The teams from the 1A and the 1B to pay for the last few years, with ever-higher spelerslonen. And the more they pay, the more of a discount they can get. That you will don’t have to change very quickly. The recruitment of players such as Mignolet (Club Brugge), Kompany and Chadli (Brussels), and there is a nice loonkaartje to it. And, as we know, is a club at an annual salary of 2.5 million euros, as much as it deserves to be a top player in Belgium, a 1-million-euro tax rebate, then the account is quickly created. Also, in the next few years there will be an increase, therefore, have to stay with it.

proposals for New laws.

as for The politics to follow this matter, still, with a lot of interest. As will be Member of parliament, George He to the SP.A bill for the total abolition of this tax rebate re-submission. “At a time of budget scarcity, we find that this kind of excess you can. We would like to see the smaller sports in which it really is necessary – be able to save some money.”

The football clubs have all shown that they, due to this advantage, the competitive and the big names returned to the united kingdom can achieve. “All of the concept, but I can do if I do not defend that, in the ordinary werkmens the income of those earners has been funding. Football clubs in the miljoenenbedrijven. As for me, may be they wages’t hesitate to pay for it, but then they need to be and with their own resources to do that.”

the N-VA Member of parliament, and Wim Van der Donckt, who in Jan Jambon followed into the Room, set a little less on it. “We also believe, however, that such a system needs to be reviewed. Benefits to youth football, as was originally intended, and not to toplonen. However, I do think that we need to pay attention to the game-not to destroy it.”

At Open VLD, we are currently working hard on a new proposal around it, as well as the national office for SOCIAL security as the payroll tax, which is in the next few weeks and will have to be submitted. “The reduction in the payroll tax we have in Belgium the home is made to trafficking in human beings,” says Egbert Lachaert. “Our country has come to be seen as a cheap and doorsluisstation for young foreign players, not least because the minimum wage for non-UNION people on here are so low. That is, we want to eliminate it, without doing the little exercise to become.”

finally, the CD&V had also become a new piece of legislation, the rebate will be retained, but clubs will have the money to spelerslonen be allowed to spend it.

most of the players, this is a theme that has been incorporated into the federal negotiations. “But if it is long-lasting, we try to have a parliamentary majority, to find. We are interested in the debate in november and re-open it in the Finance committee, says He.