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VAT in Luxembourg

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Luxembourg implemented the European Union (EU) VAT Directive with the “Loi du 12 février 1979 concernant la Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée” or LTVA. Luxembourg’s VAT system is governed by the VAT Act of 1979 and VAT is locally known as “Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée” (TVA).   

As a member of the European Union, Luxembourg adheres to the European Commission’s VAT regulations. These regulations establish the requirements for Luxembourg VAT registration, returns, compliance, Intrastat, and similar reporting.  

Everything related to VAT in Luxembourg is included in our comprehensive guide below.

Luxembourg VAT guide

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Luxembourg – Scope of Taxation

Transactions that are taxable generally include: 

  • The sale of products or services in Luxembourg by a taxable individual.
  • A taxable person or non-taxable legal person buys goods from another member state of the European Union, called Intra-Community acquisition.  
  • Imports of goods from outside the EU, irrespective of the importer’s condition.

 

Taxable persons include: 

A taxable person is defined as any business or individual – whether or not registered for VAT – who engages in independent and regular economic activity under Luxembourg VAT Law.  

 

Anyone engaging in taxable economic activity in Luxembourg must register for VAT purposes. Any activity of producers, dealers, or those providing services, including mining and agricultural operations, professional activities, is considered an “economic activity.” As well as: 

 

  • The continuous exploitation of physical or intangible property to generate income.
  • Any prospective income-generating activity, regardless of its aims or outcomes.
  • Any ongoing action conducted with the goal of generating revenue. 

 

Further economic activities include the following: 

  • Providing products or services.
  • Intra-Community acquisitions.
  • Imports made in the process of doing business.

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Luxembourg –  General VAT information

 

National Legislation  Luxembourg Land Registration, Estates and VAT Department 
VAT in local languages   Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée (TVA) 
VAT number format   10 letters [LU + 8 digits] 
LU12345678 
VAT rates  Standard 17%; Reduced 14%, 12%, 8% and 3% 
Zero-rated (0%) and exempt 
Frequency  Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual returns 
Thresholds 

 

Registration   
Established  EUR 35,000 
Non-established  None 
Intra-Community acquisitions  EUR 10,000 
Intra-EU Distance sales and electronically supplied services to consumers (OSS)  EUR 10,000 
Recovery of VAT by non-established businesses  Yes 
Compliance Returns and Deadlines 

 

VAT Return M  15th of the following month. 
VAT Return Q  15th of the month following the quarter at the latest 
Intrastat M  10th of the following month  
Annual Return  1st March of the following year 
Recapitulative Annual Return  1st May of the following year 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 25/11/2022

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