Do E.U. employees pay tax on their salaries?

  • Do they pay tax in Belgium, their country of origin or a special E.U. tax?

  • gerrit

    gerrit Correct answer

    9 years ago

    They only pay a special E.U. tax.

    From the European Commission Permanent officials page:

    As a European civil servant, your salary is not subject to national income tax. Instead, salaries paid by the Commission to its officials are directly subject to a Community tax which is paid directly back into the EU's budget. This tax is levied progressively at a rate of between 8% and 45% of the taxable portion of your salary. An additional special levy is in place until 2012 (see Article 66 of the Staff Regulations ).

    Do you know if this is a similar rate of taxation(in euros) if they paid directly to the Belgian treasury?

    @user357320 Sorry, no; I don't know the Belgian tax system. Probably it depends on the exact situation.

    According to UKIP's Farange EU officials pay 12% tax.

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