Job bonus for cross-border workers living in Flanders

The job bonus is a measure of the Flemish government. People earning less than 2,500 euros gross per month receive an amount of up to 600 euros once a year. Cross-border commuters can apply for a job bonus under the following conditions: You live in Flanders; You work abroad (= European Economic Area); You earn […]

Germany: Child benefit increase from 1 January 2023

The German Bundestag has approved an increase in child benefit for the first 3 children in a family to €250 per month per child. The increase will take effect from 1 January 2023. For the first and second child this means an increase of €31 per month, for the third child an increase of €25 […]

Transitional period for social security extended until 30 June 2023

The Administrative Commission for the Coordination of National Social Security Systems has extended the transitional period for social security until 30 June 2023. This transitional period, which would normally end on 31 December 2022, has the same effects as the COVID-19 measures, meaning that working from home for frontier workers does not affect the applicable […]

Important change to the taxation of WIA benefits in Germany

Residents of Germany who receive a WIA, WAO or WAZ benefit from the UWV from the Netherlands should note that their benefit will be taxed in the Netherlands from 1 January 2023, regardless of its amount. Until the end of 2022, the said benefits will still be taxed in the Netherlands if the sum of […]

ECJ ruling: Kindergeld for newly arrived EU citizens in Germany also during the first 3 months

“A Union citizen who has established his habitual residence in a host Member State cannot be excluded from receiving child benefit during the first three months of his residence because he does not receive income from gainful employment in that Member State. Provided that he resides lawfully, he enjoys, in principle, equal treatment with nationals.” […]