Valumat, the management body for extended manufacturer responsibility for mattresses
The annual declaration

The annual declaration

Annually you report to Valumat about the number of mattresses that you have brought onto the Belgian market via an online application. We call this the annual “declaration”.

Valumat expects the first declaration of the number of mattresses on the market in 2021 by March 31, 2022 at the latest.

For the following years, the deadline is always on March 31 of the year following the reference year. Then the actual quantities of mattresses on the market of the previous year are known.

Your declaration step by step

  1. At the beginning of each calendar year Valumat sends you an invitation by e-mail to fill in your annual declaration with a unique code.
  2. You follow the instructions to log into the application.
  3. On the validation screen, you fill in the unique code and your e-mail address.
  4. An automatic e-mail with a link is generated and sent to your e-mail address.
  5. Then click on this link to fill in your declaration and follow the instructions on the screen.

Need help with your declaration?

Need help with your declaration? Consult the notes to the declaration or contact us.

Invoicing and payment

Invoicing contributions and payment terms 2022-2023

First invoice: the 2021 settlement*

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.

Three advance invoices 2022

Valumat sends three advance invoices 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.

The first invoice of 25% of the amount is payable within May 31 2022.

The second invoice of 25% of the amount is payable within August 31 2022.

The third invoice of 25% of the amount is payable within November 30 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.

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