FATCA and CRS audits: Time to be prepared

Why should you be prepared for FATCA and CRS more than ever? The new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) and Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) law ratified on 18 June 2020 has not only increased compliance requirements once again but, at the same time, it has reinforced the power of the Luxembourg tax authorities to carry out an audit within a […]

Electric vehicle taxation: who’s leading the pack?

Incentives for a greener future When we think about the future, fighting global climate change features high up on our list of priorities. As part of the 2016 Paris Agreement, most European countries are on board and working towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Some of the government efforts seen up until now focus on mobility decarbonization (ac […]

Operational Taxes in 2020 – A year in the life of QI, FATCA, CRS & co!

The year 2020. A year of twists and turns…and significant developments in the area of operational taxes! From FATCA and CRS, to QI and TRACE, join us as we take you on a tour of the key changes and highlights. Qualified Intermediary (QI) Periodic Review for Luxembourg banks with QI status The periodic review (to be performed in 2021) will be conducted in li […]

Family Matters – how times are changing for global family businesses

Family businesses help drive the economy, accounting for the majority of global GDP and employment.  Many families are intent on keeping their businesses in the family and passing them on to the next generation. Nothing new there, but uncertain times bring with them a whole new set of challenges. So, what are families up against? Well, for starters, the often c […]

Reporting under DAC 6? A five-step guide for banks

The deadlines for DAC 6 are approaching fast.  First reports will be due on 31 January 2021, and retroactive reports stretching back to 25 June 2018 have to be submitted by 28 February 2021. To avoid common pitfalls, and help you get started, we’ve outlined five key steps to get prepared for reporting. Step one: Determine your intermediary status DAC 6 i […]

How to know if your fund qualifies for lower taxes on environmentally sustainable investments

The momentum behind protecting the planet and moving towards social justice is growing, and investors are playing a huge part in funding this transition. In recognition of this, the Luxembourg government recently announced a tax incentive to encourage even more investment in environmentally sustainable funds—a reduction in the subscription tax. But how do you […]