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VAT in Luxembourg

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The “Loi du 12 février 1979 concernant la Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée” or LTVA, which translates to the VAT Act of 1979, was the instrument through which Luxembourg adopted the VAT Directive of the European Union (EU). The VAT system in Luxembourg, locally referred to as “Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée” (TVA), operates under the guidance of this act.

Being a part of the European Union, Luxembourg aligns with the VAT guidelines set forth by the European Commission. These guidelines dictate the procedures for VAT registration, returns, compliance, Intrastat, and other related reporting in Luxembourg.

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

Luxembourg VAT guide

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Luxembourg – Scope of Taxation

VAT is levied by Luxembourg on taxable persons for the supplies of goods and services made within Luxembourg, as well as on imports and intra-Community acquisitions.

 

The application of Luxembourg VAT is limited to the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The VAT Law grants the Grand Duke the power to issue regulations to expand or restrict the territorial scope of Luxembourg VAT if deemed necessary or to implement a specific provision.

 

Generally, the following types of transactions are subject to tax:

  • When a taxable individual engages in the selling of goods or services within Luxembourg
  • When a taxable individual or a non-taxable legal entity purchases goods from another European Union member state, a process known as Intra-Community acquisition

 

When goods are imported from regions outside the EU, regardless of the status of the importer

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Luxembourg –  General VAT information

 

Tax authority Luxembourg Inland Revenue

 

VAT in local language Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée (TVA)
Currency € Euro
VAT number format LU + 8 characters
LU12345678
VAT rates

 

Standard 17%; Intermediate Reduced rate 13% and Reduced rate 7%; Super Reduced rate 3%
Zero-rated (0%) and exempt
Thresholds
Registration  
Established EUR 30, 000
Non-established None
Intra-EU Distance sales and electronically supplied services to consumers (OSS) EUR 10,000
VAT Group Allowed – the entities must have economic, organizational, or ownership relationships. Even holding companies that do not generate taxable income are allowed to participate.
Voluntary Registration Available – for resident businesses
Intra-EU Dispatches EUR 200,000
Intra-EU Arrivals EUR 250,000
Recovery of VAT by non-established businesses Yes
Compliance Returns and Deadlines
VAT Returns 15th of the following month
Frequency Monthly, quarterly, annually
European Sales Listing 15th of the month following.
Intrastat 10th of the following month
Annual Return 1st March of the following year
Electronic Invoicing Electronic invoicing is mandatory under the Law of May 16, 2019, which concerns electronic invoicing in the context of public contracts and concession contracts.


 

 

Last Updated: 07/12/2023

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