Luxembourg Luxembourg

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VAT rate

A normal rate of 17%.

The intermediate rate of 14% applies to some goods, for example, printed advertising materials, commercial catalogs, and similar items; tourism promotion publications.

The rate of 8 percent applies to the following products bicycles, shoes and leather goods, clothing, and household linen.

The 3 percent rate applies, for example, to some Foodstuffs and pharmacological products.

 

Threshold

As in all of the EU, in Luxembourg there are rules according to which the threshold is 10,000 euros per year.

 

Deductible VAT

For some completed transactions, you can return the VAT paid:

  • Transactions related to the supply of goods or services made within the country
  • Acquisition of goods and transactions within the EU, considered as such
  • Transactions for the import of goods

Registration procedure

For legal entities (companies), the declaration must be accompanied by:

  • A copy of the constitution in French or German
  • A copy of the identity card (or passport) of the partners whose names are indicated in the founding act, and/or the managing directors of the company

Tax representative

Luxembourg do not require the appointment of a fiscal representative for VAT registration.

VAT returns filing and VAT payment date

Turnover ≤ 112,000 euros

 

112,000. 01 <Turnover ≤ 620,000 euros Turnover> 620,000 euros
Annual VAT declaration

 

Quarterly and annual VAT declaration Monthly and annual VAT declaration

 

The tax must be paid within the same time frame.

Monthly declaration: submitted before the 15th day of the month following the one in which the tax was accrued.

Annual declaration: submitted before May 1 of the year following the year in which the tax was accrued.

Penalty

A penalty of between EUR 50 and EUR 5,000 may be assessed for late VAT registration. Besides, absence or late payment of the VAT due may give rise to an additional penalty amounting to 10% of the entire VAT due. This penalty shall also apply to any other infringement of Luxembourg VAT requirements.

Moreover, any person who has fraudulently tried to avoid the payment of VAT or has illegitimately recovered VAT is punishable by a penalty of 10% of the sum of the evaded VAT.

Digital services

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VAT Standard rate

17%

 

Threshold

The threshold for all EU countries is standard – 10 thousand euros.

Pieces of evidence

To determine Luxembourg as the buyer’s location, it is necessary to set two of the following criteria, such as Luxembourg:

  • Customer’s address
  • The address to which the invoice is issued
  • Phone code +352
  • IP address
  • The location of the customer’s fixed land line through which the service is supplied to him
  • Something else

E-services list

The legislation of the European Union means by the term digital product any product that is stored, delivered, and used in electronic format. These are goods or services that the client can receive by e-mail, download from the Internet or use directly on the website. These products include:

  • Electronic books, images, movies, and videos, whether buying a copy from Shopify or using a service. Such products are increasingly referred to as “Audio, visual or audiovisual products”
  • Downloadable and streaming music, whether buying an MP3 or using music services
  • Cloud-based software and as-a-Service products (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
  • Websites, site hosting services, and Internet service providers
  • Online ads and affiliate marketing

Registration procedure

Taxable persons who choose Luxembourg as their Member State of identification must complete a registration request via the Luxembourg Mini-One-Stop Shop portal.

To register please provide the following information:

  • The VAT number assigned by the Member State
  • The name of the company or its trade name
  • The full mailing address of the company
  • The country in which the seat of economic activity is located
  • The email address of the taxable person as well as any websites
  • The name of the contact person
  • The telephone number of the contact person
  • The IBAN or OBAN number as well as the BIC code of the company’s bank account
  • The start date of application of the scheme
  • The date of the plan enrollment request
  • The nature of the services provided (telecommunications, broadcasting, and television services or electronic services) as well as a description of these services

Companies registering under the EU regime must additionally provide:

  • The VAT identification numbers or, failing that, the tax registration numbers of the various permanent establishments located outside the Member State of identification, whether or not these establishments provide telecommunications, broadcasting, and radio services. television or electronic services
  • The addresses and business names of these permanent establishments
  • VAT identification numbers are assigned as a taxable person not established by the Member States in which the company is registered but not established (for example, if it is registered there for distance selling)

Companies subscribing to the non-EU regime must additionally provide:

  • Their national tax number
  • An electronic declaration certifying that they have no physical presence in the territory of the EU

Keeping records

10 years.

Filling VAT returns

A taxable person must submit a VAT declaration via VATMOSS for each quarter within 20 days after the end of the declaration period, that is, no later than:

  • April 20 for the 1st period (from January 1 to March 31)
  • July 20 for the 2nd period (from April 1 to June 30)
  • October 20 for the 3rd period (from July 1 to September 30)
  • January 20 for the 4th period (from October 1 to December 31)

A taxpayer cannot file a VAT declaration through the mini-single window service until the end of the declaration period.

VAT payment date

The taxable person must pay VAT to the Member State of identification no later than the due date for filing the return. Payment is effective when the amount arrives in the bank account of the Member State of identification.