Spotlight on subscription tax: recent challenges and benefits

Let’s be honest, subscription tax in Luxembourg has never been center stage. Frankly, why would it? For most asset managers, it’s an administrative tax, handled back-office, with easy, straightforward rules. Subscription tax ) is calculated according to the type of fund vehicle and its rate varies between 0.01% and 0.05% with quarterly filings. No big deal. […]

Digital tools – the answer to better work-life balance?

In a rapidly evolving world, modern life is becoming more and more challenging, uncertain and complex to manage. How we work, rest and play has changed considerably over the years, and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the pandemic has totally reshaped the concept of work-life balance and transformed the way we live. With employers and employ […]
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Whistleblower protection: from EU Directive to Luxembourg law

Here in Luxembourg, the transposition of EU Directive 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (whistleblowers) is still in progress. EU member states have until 17 December 2021 to implement this directive into their national legislations. Until today, Luxembourg law has provided limited protection to whistleblowers (unless the […]
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Internally generated GDPR module: to capitalize or not to capitalize?

Did you know that IAS 38 Intangible Assets is almost half a century old? In fact, the first exposure draft dates all the way back to 1977. So, if you think that the first portable computer was only produced in 1981, you can get an idea of just how old it is and how different technology was at that time. In the Digital Era where intangible assets are a company […]
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Part 2: DAC7 & record-keeping obligations for digital platforms

Welcome to Part 2 where we take a closer look at DAC7 which introduces an automatic exchange of information between Member States’ tax administrations for income generated by sellers on digital platforms. In its political guidelines (“A Union that strives for more”) for the next European Commission 2019-2024, the EU Commission reiterated its willingness […]
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