Today, the law introducing the ‘Mobility Budget’ has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette. This new legislation allows an employee to hand in or downgrade his company car in exchange for a mobility budget and enters into force on 1 March 2019. At the same time, another law including a few (minor) changes to the ‘Cash for car’ legislation has been published.
Currently it is already possible to include flexibility in the company car policies: employees can already hand in or downgrade a company car in exchange for other benefits or cash in the framework of a flexible reward plan or a flexible car policy. The pay-out of the balance in cash is however fully subject to income tax and social security contributions and therefore not beneficial.