As of October 1, 2015, it will become prohibited to offer paper meal vouchers to employees. The system of meal vouchers will continue to exist, but it will become fully electronic.
This is due to a recent decision of the federal government, published as a Royal Decree in the Belgian Official Journal. The evaluation of the pilot project on the electronic meal vouchers was foreseen, and it turns out the result regarding the paper version of the meal voucher is negative.
The current paper vouchers have a validity period of 12 months. From January 2015, month after month, this validity period will decrease. The last day that paper meal vouchers are allowed to be distributed is September 30, 2015. These vouchers have a validity of three months. The phasing out of the validity ensures that no checks can be accepted in stores from January 1, 2016.
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