Following this year’s terror attacks in Brussels, 207 companies have applied for the payment of their social security contributions to be deferred, parliamentarian Veli Yüksel (CD&V – Christian Democratic and Flemish party) said, based on figures provided by Minister of Social Affairs Maggie De Block. The measure is aimed at cushioning the adverse economic effects of the attacks on the companies concerned.
Mrs. De Block (Open Vld – Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats party) had announced the measure a few days after the March 2016 attacks.
The obligation to pay the contributions on time still holds, but employers who temporarily find it difficult to pay them because of the attacks can contact the National Social Security Office to ask for the payment of their contributions to be deferred. Lars Anderssen (Source: Belga)