Art as an investment

We take a closer look at why art should be considered as an investment.

Art & Finance Tax services


Art & Finance Tax services

Your art, our tools

Art can be viewed from several perspectives - as a store of wealth, a masterpiece to cherish, a family heirloom, a business, a part of a trust or estate, an investment or a gift to a cultural institution.

No matter one’s perspective on art, tax concerns are highly relevant to all actors in the art world, whether art collectors, artists, art businesses, or financial stakeholders.

Deloitte Luxembourg and the global network offer a wide array of art-related services to address clients’ needs on a worldwide basis, including:

  • Gift and estate tax planning for collectors, family offices, wealth managers, and art advisors
  • Intellectual property rights for artists and heirs
  • Corporate tax for brick and mortar art businesses and online art businesses
  • Philanthropy and charitable planning for collectors, family offices, wealth managers, and art advisors
  • Import and export considerations for art stakeholders

Fine Art - Direct and indirect taxation aspects

Building on the strength of Deloitte’s dedicated Art & Finance initiative, our Luxembourg and global tax experts have turned their attention to creating tailor-made tax structuring solutions for art holdings. An art collection frequently represents a substantial part of a family’s wealth and has become a key aspect of its financial and succession planning.

Art represents an asset that is becoming increasingly part of a family’s identity, as well as an investment opportunity that offers returns and diversification. Recent developments have shown that there is a significant opportunity to integrate art into wealth management as a way of preserving and growing a family’s wealth. With the popularity of art as an asset class continuing to grow, Deloitte Luxembourg has for the past several years been providing a wide range of Art & Finance services to its clients: private and corporate collectors, cultural and art institutions, foundations, banks, asset management companies, family offices, etc.

Art at work: a tailor-made approach

Our offer - art at work: a tailor-made approach

Customs and VAT rules relating to art works are far too complex for a ‘one size fits all’ structure.

Depending, among others, on the nature of the seller, the purchaser, the intermediaries, the art work itself, the physical flow of the art work and the place where the art work is sent, the best approach from an indirect tax viewpoint may be totally different.

Your advantage
  • We offer the expertise of a network of European indirect tax specialists dedicated to this issue.
  • You will benefit from excellent advice to set-up your art works operations in a VAT-effective way.
  • You will avoid unpleasant surprises, last minute deal breakers and other indirect tax pitfalls.

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Key contacts

Christophe Diricks

Partner - Merger & Acquisitions

Key contacts

Adriano Picinati di Torcello

Director - Art & Finance Coordinator


Art & Finance services

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