Why is there such a big difference between my gross and my net pay?

You've worked, so you receive your salary. And then you notice on your pay slip that there are several items on there that have been eating at your salary. Darn it! You'll see that a considerable portion of your salary goes to social security and taxes. Those are things that every working person in Belgium has to pay. What's the deal with that?

A big chunk or your salary goes to taxes. Your employer withholds a percentage of your pay in advance,do that you won't have to pay your taxes in one lump sum once a year. If you want to check how much your net pay will be, check out these links:

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