The property tax is a regional tax on real estate that must be paid each year. In Flanders, the property tax is collected by the Vlaamse Belastingdienst (Flemish Tax Service).
As a taxpayer, you must pay a property tax in the following cases:
- You own a residential property in which you live
- You earn incomes from real estate (buildings, grounds…)
The property tax must be paid for the whole period of 12 months (fiscal year).
The Vlaamse Belastingdienst sends the tax assessments from the beginning of May onwards, to all parties having to pay a property tax.
For more information on the property tax in Wallonia and in Brussels, please check the FPS Finance website.
The property tax is calculated on the (index-linked) cadastral income of your real estate. The basic rate set and received by the Flemish Region is completed with extra taxes set and received by your province and your municipality.
Reductions and exemptions
Depending on the type of building or the occupant’s family situation, a reduction or exemption may be possible. Some of these are automatically granted, others need to be requested.
You can find all information on the property tax in Flanders on the website of the Vlaamse Belastingdienst.
Vlaamse Belastingdienst (Flemish Tax Service)
Federal Public Service Finance
Koning Albert II-laan 33
02 572 57 57