Since 2003, the Crossroads Banf for Enterprises (BCE/KBO) gives a unique enterprise number to all commercial businesses. Frop june 30, 2009 all "non-commercial enterprises subjected to private law" have to register at the BCE/KBO to get one. This means that liberal and intelectual professions also have their enterprise number.
What are they? Difficult to describe them as there exists no legal definition for them.
We can only give some description and caracteristics of liberal professions (doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, accountants, ...) :
For intellectual professions, it becomes even more difficult, even if the main purpose is also to live from it's business an not to make profits.
Ther is an exception for following enterprises who are not subject to register at the BCE/KBO :