Setting up your business:
Registration with CBE and VAT number activation
Setting up your company formally? You do this by registering with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE). You can take care of this registration yourself, or you can simply ask at the Securex enterprise counter
. Registration costs €90.50 and is VAT exempt.
Tip: immediately add all possible relevant NACEBEL codes to your CBE registration. These codes indicate the activities you will carry out. You can also have the NACEBEL codes changed later, but this will cost €90.50 per establishment unit or address.
Your VAT number activation then costs €60 (excluding VAT). For this, too, you can count on Securex. We will check straight away whether you need any additional legally required permits and, if you do, we will help you apply for them.
Are you setting up a company instead of a sole proprietorship? Then, for most company forms, you need to consult a notary to have a formal deed of incorporation drawn up
. This is then published in the Official Gazette. All in all, the paperwork costs between €1,000 and €1,500 - in addition to the legally required start-up capital.
Choosing a social insurance fund
Every self-employed person must join a recognised social insurance fund.
It handles the processing and settlement of your social security contributions and corresponding social protection, such as health insurance and disability benefits. The social insurance fund
will assist you with tailored advice throughout your entire journey as an entrepreneur.