Frequently Asked Questions

What is the stock exchange tax?

The stock exchange tax or tax sur les opérations de bourse (TOB) is a Belgian tax due on transactions in public securities and other financial instruments. The Belgian stock exchange tax rate varies depending on the type of transaction (subscription, purchase, sale, etc.) and on the asset type (shares, bonds, etc.) and is applied on the value of the transaction, subject to maximum thresholds. You can check for each financial product how much the stock exchange tax will be. You will also find this amount on your order confirmation. MeDirect recommends that you seek professional tax advice if you have any questions about the tax treatment of any investment.