Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tax deadline pushed back to 19 July
The deadline for tax returns this year has been pushed back to 19 July, Finance Minister Didier Reynders said on Tuesday.
Tax specialists who lodge claims for clients via the tax-on-web system must do so by 31 October.
Initially, tax returns had to be submitted by 30 June, but Minister Reynders's spokeswoman denied the postponement was due to delays or other problems at the treasury.
The extra time will give the public who are issued their documents last the legally-required four weeks in which to lodge their tax returns.
The deadline for personal income tax returns was postponed to 31 August last year due to a series of problems at the tax office.