The annual client listing for self-employed individuals in Belgium

The annual client listing, or VAT listing, is a list of all Belgian companies to whom you have invoiced at least €250 (excluding VAT) over the past year. You must always submit the customer listing for your clients from the previous year by the end of March via Intervat.

Thanks to the client listing, the VAT administration gains valuable insights, such as which companies are doing business with each other. But do all companies need to submit this client listing? And which clients exactly appear on your VAT listing? We’ll tell you all about it in this blog.

Do I need to submit the annual client listing?

So, do not confuse the terms. A small business exempt from VAT must submit a customer listing, a non-VAT liable business does not.

The ‘nihil’ client listing: what if my client listing is empty?

If your customers are mainly private individuals or do you mostly invoice smaller amounts? Then there’s a real chance that your client listing remains empty. Depending on the type of business, there are important differences for the ‘nihil’ listing:

Which clients should be listed on the annual client listing?

On the VAT or customer listing, you mention:

The following customers do not need to be on the customer listing:

How do I prepare a customer listing?

When preparing the customer listing, take the list of customers you worked with in the past year. Select the following customers:

Then submit this customer listing via Intervat. Here, consult our step-by-step guide for submitting your VAT listing via Intervat.

Accountable prepares your annual client listing in just one click

Are you an Accountable user? Then submitting the customer listing suddenly becomes a breeze.

If all your sales invoices are in Accountable, we will prepare the client listing for you. Moreover, Accountable timely reminds you of the deadline and provides instructions for submission via Intervat. If only life could always be that simple.

With Accountable, the VAT listing becomes a minor administrative obligation, which you can easily manage yourself. Want to know what the customer listing looks like and what more Accountable can do for you? Discover our app here.

Valesca Wilms, Content Manager
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As a Content Manager at Accountable, Valesca offers her readers an exciting and engaging content experience. Given her own experience as a freelance content marketeer & copywriter, Valesca knows the ins and outs of tax returns for the self-employed. It’s her goal to provide you with easy and understandable solutions to handle your tax returns stress-free with Accountable.

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