COVID-19: Declaration telework June

As mentioned in our newsletter of March 29, 2021 the Belgian government has introduced a mandatory electronic registration system where employers must provide a number of data about telework.

Originally, it was communicated that the telework declaration had to be submitted on a monthly basis. However, the social security authorities (RSZ/ONSS) have recently changed their position. If your number of persons working in the company and your number of “non-teleworkable” functions remain the same for the month of June compared to your last declaration, you do not have to file a declaration in June.

If your number of persons and/or your number of “non-teleworkable” functions does change in the month of June compared to your last declaration, you are still obliged to file the telework declaration. Make sure to submit the declaration for the month of June in due time. The declaration should be filed no later than June 6.

You can submit the declaration via the web portal of the social security authorities (RSZ/ONSS): Corona Telework Declaration

If you are unable to submit the declaration yourself, you can call upon your Payroll Business Partner. In that case, please provide us with the following information:

  • Number of persons working in the company
    The number including independent consultants, seconded staff, subcontractors, temporary workers, security personnel, etc.
  • Number of persons for whom teleworking is not possible.
    Names of persons are not necessary, the number is sufficient.

Functions for which teleworking is impossible are those functions that, by their nature, cannot be performed at home. More specifically, it concerns blue-collar workers in a production environment, reception staff, sales representatives, courier services etc.

For your information: provide your employees who are present at the workplace, whether exceptionally or not, with a certificate confirming the necessity of the employee's presence in the company. Make sure to provide this certificate even if you do not need to file a new telework declaration in June. If wished for, Pro-Pay can provide you with an example of such a certificate.

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