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English translation: business activities subject to Social Security tax

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French term or phrase:activités ONSS
English translation:business activities subject to Social Security tax
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17:26 Mar 13, 2008
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Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
French term or phrase: activités ONSS
Activites ONSS

This term is a heading in a company data sheet with
business activities listed below it. Another heading, "acitivites TVA" precedes it, with business activities listed below it as well. I realize that "ONSS" refers to the Social Security Office, but are they simply talking about business activities subject to social security tax (as well as VAT)?
xxxjohnthomp
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Explanation:
Seems to me they are referring to companies whose business is subject to ONSS regulations and requirements (because they employ staff; as a sole proprietor with no personnel, I would not have an "activité ONSS"). I, on the other hand, have an "activité TVA" because I am subject to VAT. I don't know the VAT situation in Belgium, but in the UK for instance, where food and children's clothing have no VAT (confirmation?) a seller of either (exclusively) would not have an "activité VAT". Shops selling other things in addition to kids' clothes and food would have a "VAT activity".
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Activites ONSS
You have it


Explanation:
Seems to me they are referring to companies whose business is subject to ONSS regulations and requirements (because they employ staff; as a sole proprietor with no personnel, I would not have an "activité ONSS"). I, on the other hand, have an "activité TVA" because I am subject to VAT. I don't know the VAT situation in Belgium, but in the UK for instance, where food and children's clothing have no VAT (confirmation?) a seller of either (exclusively) would not have an "activité VAT". Shops selling other things in addition to kids' clothes and food would have a "VAT activity".

xxxBourth
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Hawtrey: Chocolate biscuits are 'luxury' and subject to std rate VAT. There was a famous court case - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Cake#Cake_or_biscuit.3F
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Mar 16, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedActivites ONSS » activités ONSS


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