Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tax on investment accounts?

The Belgian government introduced a new tax on investment accounts held by individuals with Belgian and foreign financial institutions. A tax rate of 0,15% is due when the average total value of taxable securities during the Reference Period is equal to or in excess of EUR500.000,00.

The average total value is calculated over a period of twelve months defined as "Reference Period". The Reference Period normally runs from 1 October to 30 September, taking into account the values of investment account(s) on certain "Reference Points", which are the quarter end dates (31 December, 31 March, 30 June and 30 September) and account opening/closing dates of the investment accounts. For the fiscal year 2018, the Reference Period exceptionally starts on 10 March 2018 and ends on 30 September 2018.

This tax applies on the following securities offered by MeDirect:

  • Shares
  • Bonds
  • Trackers
  • Mutual Funds