When does Valumat invoice the environmental contributions?
Invoicing contributions and payment terms 2022-2023
In April 2022, Valumat sends a settlement of the past year (2021).
The settlement is the difference between the actual contribution for 2021 (see 2021 declaration) and the advances already invoiced and paid for 2021.
This invoice is payable within 30 days.
Valumat sends the advance invoice for 2022 to the participants at the same time. The total advance financing is calculated as follows: number of mattresses placed on the Belgian market in 2021 multiplied by the rates of 2022.
25% of the amount is due at the end of May, 25% is due at the end of August and 25% is due at the end of November 2022.
This means that each year participants only have to pay 75% of the advance financing due for 2022 in 2022. The balance of 25% will be settled in April 2023 together with the settlement for the year 2022. The 2022 settlement is the difference between the actual contribution for 2022 and the advances already invoiced and paid for 2022.
This ensures that the pre-financing for the participants is limited and that the totality of the VAT charged can be immediately recovered.
Click here for the timeline of declaration, invoicing and payment.