14:00 Welcome coffee
14:30 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table
Danielle Jacobs, General Manager, Beltug (English)
14:45 Tax and technology: the case of VIVES University College
At VIVES University College, e-learning and administrative platforms, as well as a wide range of digital communication channels, are used intensively. The laptop is the number 1 working tool amongst the staff – who are all knowledge workers. But as fiscal rules have discouraged employees from accepting devices provided by VIVES, BYOD has become the norm. Jos Panen will shed light on the resulting challenges: in security, manageability and support.
Jos Panen, Head of IT, VIVES University College (English)
15:15 A long time coming: the simplification of benefits-in-kind for devices
We are finally seeing the long-needed simplification of the tax and social security treatment of benefits-in-kind for laptops, mobile phones, internet, etc. In this presentation, we will get a brief overview of the updated legislation, with answers to questions such as:
- How does the new legislation compare with the previous legislation?
- What is the difference between devices that are put at the disposal of the employee, but remain the property of the company versus devices provided by the company, that become the property of the employee?
- How can companies handle a combination of different benefits-in-kind?
- How does the new legislation promote flexible benefit plans?
Bjorn Poelman, Senior Manager - Global Employer Services, Deloitte (English)
Joke De Bruycker, Senior Consultant - Global Employer Services, Deloitte (English)
15:45 Short coffee break
16:00 Interactive roundtable discussion
Bring your questions and experiences to this session, so we can look together at your issues and concerns regarding benefits-in-kind and the changes to the regulations. Send your questions to Danielle before the event, to ensure they are included. We will discuss participants' issues interactively.
17:00 Wrap up & Closing drink