Tax

CSSF 20/744: tax indicators for the fund industry

When anti-money laundering (AML) becomes anti-tax laundering, it’s a pretty clear sign that compliance officers need to hit the tax books. Over the past few years, the international tax landscape has been evolving towards more tax transparency and enhanced tax conformity across industries and professions. As such, tax compliance considerations are relevant […]
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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. […]

PE risk for French banking & insurance activities: time to get it right!

Luxembourg and France have been very closely linked for centuries. So, it’s only natural that the French market is crucial for Luxembourg banks and insurance companies in terms of local sales activities. As wealth planning solutions in particular require a close presence to clients, most Luxembourg banks and insurance companies sell their services on French […]

EU Commission strikes back! New tax reclaim opportunities for insurance companies

While interest rates continue to be low and policyholders become more sensitive to tax leakage, it is crucial for insurance companies to explore withholding tax reclaim opportunities for their clients. Even though some custodians might propose a tax reclaim service, it is important to ensure that all possible reclaim files are duly submitted and that the righ […]

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 […]
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