Which are the conditions you need to satisfy to benefit from an incentive?

If you are an individual person who exercises an economic activity (in a self-employed capacity) or a legal person (company), you are considered as an enterprise. As such, you are entitled to request for an incentive to the Brussels-Capital Region if:
  • Your enterprise is established in one of the Brussels-Capital Region's 19 communes (or projects to do so) [1];
  • You have human and financial resources specifically allocated to your enterprise;
  • You satisfy the specific conditions required by the type of incentive for which you apply.

[1] Anderlecht, Auderghem, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Etterbeek, Evere, Forest, Ganshoren, Ixelles, Jette, Koekelberg, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Schaerbeek, Uccle, Ville de Bruxelles, Watermael-Boitsfort, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

Which are the factors you have to take into account?

The Brussels-Capital Region offers different types of incentives. In order to know whether your enterprise can benefit from them or not, you have to take certain factors into account. These ones include:
You cannot benefit from different incentives simultaneously for a single expense.
The Brussels-Capital Region is the only body entitled to determine whether or not you have the right to benefit from an incentive.


Which enterprises cannot benefit from those incentives?

You cannot, under no circumstance, benefit from incentives if:
  • Your enterprise exercises an activity related to a non accepted sector (See the list of accepted sectors/activities);
  • Your enterprise belongs to a non-profit sector or carries general interest missions;
  • Your enterprise does not satisfy the incentive's conditions;
  • Your enterprise is recognised as undergoing difficulties.
Government businesses are excluded as well.

Do the incentives granted by other bodies have an influence?

Apart from general investments, consulting firms and offices, you have to take into account all the minimis aid received by your enterprise during the current tax year as well as during the two previous tax years [1].

The total amount of those aids cannot exceed the ceiling of €200,000 on three tax years (the ceiling will be reduced to €100,000 for road haulage companies). These ceilings shall be applied irrespective of the form of the aids (premiums, repayable advances, guarantees, etc.), their aims  (recruitment, training, guarantees, etc.) and the granting body (Commune, Region,  Community, etc.).

[1] The European Commission regulation EC N°1998/2006 of 15 December 2006 allows the granting of small amount of aid, the so-called "minimis", only if the conditions are satisfied.

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