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Luxembourg 2019 budget in force as of 1 May 2019, MLI in force as of 1 August 2019

24 April 2019

April 2019 was a fruitful month in terms of Luxembourg tax laws. Two important laws are now ready to enter into force – namely, the ratified MLI and the 2019 budget law.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its report on high earners for 2017

21 March 2019

The EBA observes a slight increase of high earners in EU banks for 2017

2019 Budget

7 March 2019

On 5 March 2019, Luxembourg’s Finance Minister, Pierre Gramegna presented the draft 2019 Budget Law, together with the draft law on multiannual financial planning, for the 2019-2022 period to the Chamber of Deputies.

MLI – expected entry into force in Luxembourg

20 February 2019

On 7 June 2017, Luxembourg signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (MLI), along with representatives of 67 other jurisdictions.

About your 2018 Luxembourg tax return and 2019 tax card

28 January 2019

The tax authorities announced recently that the 2018 tax return forms will be available for download on their website as of 4 February 2019.
Married couples as well as non-resident taxpayers will need to consider for the first time the tax measures introduced by the 2017 tax reform.

Brexit: Immigration and social security rights for UK nationals – recent guidelines published by the Luxembourg government

23 January 2019

On 18 January 2019 the Luxembourg government published the guidelines for UK nationals in case of a Brexit agreement or no agreement concluded between the UK government and the European Union.

Luxembourg law transposing ATAD 1 voted and published in the Memorial

19 December 2018

On 18 December 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament voted on the transposition into Luxembourg law of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive of 12 July 2016 (ATAD 1).

New French withholding tax

14 December 2018

Impacts on the Luxembourg companies employing French tax residents.

Luxembourg coalition agreement: proposal of tax measures

6 December 2018

The coalition agreement between the three parties in the new government covers among others the tax measures envisaged by the new government for the five years to come (until 2023).

Four-year investigation finds no impermissible state aid was granted by tax rulings

21 September 2018

Following a four-year investigation, the European Commission concluded on 19 September 2018 that Luxembourg did not provide any impermissible state aid in the McDonald’s case.

Luxembourg Circular on virtual currencies

31 July 2018

On 26 July, the Luxembourg Tax Authorities published a new Circular on the topic of virtual currencies, providing useful clarifications on the tax treatment of income generated through virtual currencies, particularly in the scope of their creation or disposal.

CbC Reporting Newsletter - Amended list of CbC jurisdictions released by Luxembourg authorities

24 July 2018

On 10 July 2018, the list of jurisdictions subject to country-by-country (CbC) reporting was updated with an amended Grand-Ducal Regulation.

Luxembourg draft law ratifying the MLI published

6 July 2018

On 7 June 2017, under the framework of the OECD BEPS project, Luxembourg signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (MLI), along with representatives of 67 other jurisdictions.

Luxembourg releases bill implementing anti-tax avoidance directive

20 June 2018

On 20 June 2018, the Luxembourg bill (the Bill) implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive dated 12 July 2016 (ATAD 1) was published. The ATAD 1 reflects some of the actions in the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project.

Defensive measures for EU list of non-cooperative countries and territories

9 May 2018

Last December, the Council of the European Union approved and published conclusions containing the European Union list of non-cooperative jurisdictions. The listed jurisdictions have been considered as not yet having provided effective actions in response to the European Union concerns.

Impact of revised tax treaty signed by France and Luxembourg on real estate investment structures

23 April 2018

On 20 March 2018, the governments of Luxembourg and France signed a new double tax treaty and its additional protocol (hereinafter together referred to as “the new DTT”) to replace the current agreement between the two countries.

VAT group: draft bill lodged with the Parliament

17 April 2018

On 16 April 2018 , the Luxembourg government has lodged with the Parliament the draft bill introducing the VAT group. Long awaited, this regime aims to avoid VAT on transactions between persons closely bound by financial, economic, and organizational links.

New tax treaty signed with France

23 March 2018

On 20 March 2018, the governments of Luxembourg and France signed a new double tax treaty and its additional protocol (hereinafter together referred to as “the new DTT”) to replace the 60-year-old agreement between the two countries. The text of the new DTT is currently only available in French.

Luxembourg new IP box voted

23 March 2018

On 22 March 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament passed a law replacing the IP box regime that was abolished in 2016. The law voted is in line with the provisions of draft law n°7163 issued in August 2017.

New tax treaty between Luxembourg and France: 29 days rule

19 March 2018

On Friday 16 March 2018, the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance announced that a new double tax treaty with France will be signed in the upcoming days that will modernize the 60-year-old agreement between the two countries.

CbC Reporting 

8 March 2018

List of CbC jurisdictions released by Luxembourg authorities

Tax card 2018 - Practical modalities for married taxpayers

23 January 2018

US Tax Reform 

 

2018 Budget Law approved 

27 December 2017

Luxembourg’s 2018 budget law was approved by the parliament and officially published on 21 December 2017, with the tax measures applying as from 1 January 2018. 

 

2018 Budget Law approved 

27 December 2017

Luxembourg’s 2018 budget law was approved by the parliament and officially published on 21 December 2017, with the tax measures applying as from 1 January 2018. 

 

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