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Recruit your first employee and get a discount

14 January 2021 Nele Mertens Employers

Are you taking the exciting step towards recruiting your first employee? That's not easy, and you should also take the expense of your extra help into account. Fortunately, there are benefits you are entitled to when you start as a new employer. Just think of the NSSO benefit in case of initial recruitment, a measure that is extended permanently.

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NSSO benefit on first recruitment

For the recruitment of your first six employees, you will receive discounts on the invoice you have to pay to the NSSO every quarter. You will pay fewer employer contributions to Social Security for thirteen quarters. The recruitment of your very first employee even earns you a 25 percent write-off of the basic contributions, calculated on the gross salary you have agreed with your employee. So you don't have to pay the 25 percent to hire the very first employee. In addition, this exemption applies indefinitely. The recruitment of the next five employees also results in discounts, but these are lower and for a limited time. More information about these measures can be found on www.eerstewerknemer.be.

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Written by Nele Mertens

Juridisch adviseur

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