Doesn't your company discharge (company) waste water? Then you may be able to benefit from an advantageous tax by applying for a zero discharge status!

A zero discharge status is granted for a period of 10 years and can be renewed.

Your company must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The non-discharge must be made on the first of January of the year preceding the tax year. If an unauthorised discharge has been detected in a zero discharge, it will have to demonstrate that the unauthorised discharge has been remediated in order to maintain the zero discharge status for the remaining period of time.

  • Previously, on 1 January prior to the tax year, no environmental or discharge permit could exist for other than normal household wastewater and/or cooling water.  In the meantime, provision was made for the possibility of splitting up a discharge year after obtaining the zero discharge status, distinguishing between a period with discharge of industrial waste water and a second period with zero discharge.

  • The zero discharge must be proven by a file from a recognized environmental expert. This file must be attached to the declaration.

  • The competent administration must not have detected any discharges from the production process during that year.

Questions about the zero-discharge status?

Obviously, you can contact our Profex consultants with all your questions. They will be more than pleased to advise you on how to optimise your water management and tax. In addition, our experts can also draw up a zero discharge report, in consultation with a recognised expert in the discipline water, sub-domain surface water and waste water. Finally, we also consult with the government department VMM. Still have questions? Then please do not hesitate to ask them!

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