At the European Council in June 2000, the member states reached an agreement to work towards full implementation of the exchange of information between tax authorities at the European level. The 2008 economic and financial crisis hastened the initiatives towards greater tax transparency and the fight against aggressive tax planning.
This thematic dossier presents Luxembourg's efforts in order to bring its entire body of tax agreements in line with the international standard, together with measures taken in the context of the fight against aggressive tax planning.
Progress in tax transparency at EU level can be traced back to the Santa Maria da Feira European Council (under the Portuguese Presidency), which took place on 19 and 20 June 2000. At this European Council, the member states reached an agreement to work towards full implementation of an automatic exchange of information between tax authorities at the European Union level.
On the basis of this agreement, Council Directive 2003/48/EC of 3 June 2003, known as the 'Savings Directive', was adopted. It introduced an automatic exchange of income generated by interests on savings. Twelve of the then fifteen member states implemented this system for the automatic exchange of savings information, while Luxembourg, Austria and Belgium applied a transitional system involving a withholding tax.
The 2008 economic and financial crisis hastened the move towards tax transparency, and efforts were stepped up to combat tax evasion by giving it an international dimension. In March 2009, Luxembourg announced that it would align itself with the standard for the exchange of information on request as laid down in the OECD model agreement. The Luxembourg Government then embarked on negotiations with around ten partner countries with the aim of concluding and amending agreements to avoid double taxation, which were approved by the Law of 31 March 2010. Since then, Luxembourg has brought its entire body of tax agreements in line with the international standard.
At the European level, provisions for administrative cooperation on tax matters were laid down in a new directive, Council Directive 2011/16/EU of 15 February 2011 on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation, which provided for the exchange of information on request, automatic exchange and spontaneous exchange between member states' tax authorities as of 1 January 2013.
Moreover, in May 2013, Luxembourg signed the joint 1988 Council of Europe, the OECD Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and its Protocol (ratified by the Law of 26 May 2014) to facilitate international administrative cooperation in the area of taxation.
That same year, Luxembourg became involved in the work on the OECD Action Plan, commissioned by the G20, for the development of measures to curb base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). The plan was adopted by the G20 leaders in September 2013.
On 28 March 2014, Luxembourg and the United States signed the intergovernmental agreement known as 'FATCA' (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), which provides for the automatic exchange of information between the Luxembourg and US tax authorities. The agreement was transposed into national legislation by the Law of 24 July 2015. This transition to the automatic exchange of information between tax administrations provided crucial impetus at international level and paved the way for a worldwide initiative.
With the support of the G20, the OECD developed a single global standard known as the CRS (Common Reporting Standard), which provides for the automatic exchange of financial account information and is largely inspired by FATCA. The CRS was approved by the OECD Council on 15 July 2014 and endorsed by the Finance Ministers at the G20 Summit on 20 and 21 September 2014 in Cairns.
On 28 and 29 October 2014, Luxembourg signed a multilateral agreement in Berlin between competent authorities on the implementation of the new global standard and agreed to apply automatic exchange of information as of 2017.
At the same time, the European Union adopted Council Directive 2014/107/EU of 9 December 2014 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation, which introduced the automatic exchange of financial account information between member states.
The Luxembourg Government, together with the other member states, was firmly committed to the adoption of the OECD's rules on the automatic exchange of information as a new global standard; it transposed the Directive 2014/107/EU into national legislation with the Law of 18 December 2015 (see under 2015). Via these initiatives, Luxembourg, along with around fifty other OECD countries is an 'early adopter' applying the automatic exchange of information as laid down in the CRS.
With regard to the exchange of information on request, the Global Forum recognised all the measures introduced by the Luxembourg Government, especially the adoption of the Law of 26 July 2014 on the immobilisation of bearer shares and units and the Law of 25 November 2014 laying down the procedure applicable to the exchange of information on request in tax matters raised the country's rating on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes to 'largely compliant').
Among the reforms adopted in 2014, two particular measures to combat aggressive tax planning should also be mentioned in particular. On the one hand, the amended General Tax Law of 22 May 1931 ('Abgabenordnung') has been supplemented by paragraph 29a in order to provide a better framework for advance tax rulings, with the aim of making the procedure more readable and transparent. The reform aims to reflect and formalise existing practice, while at the same time improving the dialogue between the administration and the taxpayer and ensuring legal certainty in international economic affairs.
On the other hand, the amended Law of 4 December 1967 on income tax has been amended to introduce a new Article 56 devoted entirely to the arm's length principle, in order to enhance legal certainty and clarity of Luxembourg legislation in the field of transfer pricing.
With the objective of introducing into Luxembourg domestic law the new global standard for automatic exchange of information developed by the OECD and approved by the G20, the amended Law of 18 December 2015 on the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) aims to transpose Council Directive 2014/107/EU of 9 December 2014 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards the automatic and compulsory exchange of information in the field of taxation (commonly referred to as 'DAC2'). Directive 2014/107/EU aligns EU legislation on the automatic exchange of information in tax matters with the standard developed by the OECD, namely the Common Reporting Standard.
The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2015 made fighting fraud and tax evasion one of the priorities of its work programme. Transparency and the establishment of a level playing field on a global scale are vital if these efforts are to prove effective.
During the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a unanimous agreement was reached by the member states on 6 October 2015 to strengthen the cooperation between them with respect to taxation and to discourage the abusive use of advance tax rulings. This led to the adoption of the Council Directive (EU) 2015/2376 of 8 December 2015 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation, which was transposed into national legislation by the Law of 23 July 2016 (see under 2016) concerning the automatic exchange of information with respect to tax rulings and advance pricing agreements.
Through the Law of 18 December 2015 concerning the State revenue and expenditure budget for the financial year 2016, Luxembourg repealed the tax regime in favour of intellectual property (Article 50bis L.I.R.), in order to align the national legislation to the agreement that was reached both at the OECD and at the European Union level on the modified nexus approach for intellectual property (IP) regimes. The repeal of the IP regime takes into account the OECD final report on Action 5 of the BEPS Action Plan which details the modified nexus approach for IP regimes, published on 5 October 2015.
By means of the Law of 18 December 2015 transposing Council Directive 2014/86/EU of 8 July 2014 amending Directive 2011/96/EU on the common system of taxation applicable in the case of parent companies and subsidiaries of different member states, and the Council Directive 2015/121/EU of 27 January 2015 amending Directive 2011/96/EU on the common system of taxation applicable in the case of parent companies and subsidiaries of different member states, Luxembourg has incorporated into its national law two specific anti-abuse clauses relating to the tax regime applicable to parent companies and subsidiaries.
On the one hand, the aim is to eliminate situations of double non-taxation of profits resulting from the asymmetry of the tax treatment applied to profit distributions between member states.
On the other hand, Luxembourg has incorporated into its domestic law a minimum common anti-abuse rule to avoid any misuse of Directive 2011/96/EU. The introduction of a minimum common anti-abuse rule thus aims at ensuring greater homogeneity in the application of Directive 2011/96/EU.
The adoption of the OECD BEPS Action Plan by G20 Finance Ministers took place at a meeting on 8 October 2015 in Lima, Peru. At this meeting, the EU Council was represented by the Luxembourg Minister of Finance. The plan provides for 15 actions that have been successively implemented by Luxembourg during the years 2016 to 2020 through the adaptation of its legislative and regulatory framework.
Through the Law of 23 July 2016, Luxembourg transposed Council Directive (EU) 2015/2376 of 8 December 2015 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards the automatic and compulsory exchange of information in the field of taxation and amending the amended Law of 29 March 2013 on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation. During the Luxembourg Presidency during the second half of 2015, the Council of the European Union adopted the above-mentioned Directive (commonly known as 'DAC3') which introduced the automatic and compulsory exchange of information on advance tax rulings within the EU as of 1 January 2017.
The scope of the automatic exchange has thus been extended to cover advance tax rulings in cross-border cases and advance pricing agreements issued, modified or renewed in respect of a specific person or group of persons and on which that person or group of persons is entitled to rely, regardless of whether or not they are binding and how they are issued.
On January 27, 2016, Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna signed the Multilateral Agreement Among Competent Authorities on the Exchange of Declarations on a Country-by-Country Basis, a further key step towards global tax transparency. The Country-by-Country Reporting is a step forward in strengthening cooperation and exchange of information, this time in the area of transfer pricing documentation for multinational enterprises. The latter is the result of Action 13 of the OECD's BEPS project, and was introduced by European Council Directive 2016/881 of 25 May 2016 (commonly known as 'DAC4') amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards the automatic and compulsory exchange of information in the field of taxation, and transposed into national law by the Law of 23 December 2016.
Thus, large multinational enterprises are obliged to prepare transfer pricing files for submission to the tax authorities. Local constituent entities of a multinational group with a turnover of more than €750 million are required to transmit local transfer pricing files to their tax administrations, while their ultimate parent entities transmit a 'country-by-country' report in which they provide aggregated information on the global allocation of income, profit, taxes paid and economic activity among tax jurisdictions in which they operate. This report is then exchanged between the tax authorities of the countries in which the group's constituent entities are established.
Luxembourg has also incorporated into national law by the Law of 23 December 2016 a new additional provision on transfer pricing, namely the article 56bis L.I.R.. In accordance with the new standards adopted under the BEPS Transfer Pricing Action Plan, this contains the basic principles to be observed in the context of a transfer pricing analysis concerning the technique to be used and the methodology to be adopted in order to be able to determine the arm's length price on transactions between related undertakings.
Through the Law of 23 December 2016, Luxembourg has introduced two specific measures in the context of the fight against tax fraud.
Criminal tax law has been adapted to international standards which had evolved considerably at the level of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and at the European law to strengthen the fight against tax fraud. Three forms of tax fraud are to be distinguished since 2017, namely simple tax evasion, aggravated tax evasion and tax fraud.
As a result of the changes made to criminal tax law, the 2017 tax reform also adapted the amended Law of 19 December 2008 on inter-administrative and judicial cooperation and the strengthening of the resources of the Luxembourg Inland Revenue, the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority and the Customs and Excise Agency. This new provision ensures that following the extension of the offence of money laundering to criminal tax offences under the Act of 23 December 2016, the Financial Intelligence Unit may request information from the tax authorities that is likely to be useful when it carries out an analysis for money laundering or terrorist financing. Likewise, the judicial authorities may also, following this change, transmit to the Luxembourg Inland Revenue and the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority any information that may be useful in the exercise of the tasks assigned to these tax administrations.
With regard to administrative cooperation in the field of taxation, the necessary adaptations to ensure the transposition of the Directive (EU) 2016/2258, commonly known as 'DAC5', guaranteeing access to anti-money laundering information by tax authorities, were implemented by the Law of 1 August 2018.
The year 2018 was also marked by the adoption of the Law of 21 December 2018 which transposed into national law the directive commonly known as ATAD 1 ('Anti Tax Avoidance Directive'), following on from the BEPS Action Plan drawn up in autumn 2015 by the OECD. The European Commission presented its Anti Tax Avoidance Package on 28 January 2016, which aims to provide a coordinated European Union response to the problem of corporate tax evasion. The package includes concrete measures to combat aggressive tax planning, improve tax transparency and establish fair tax competition for all companies in the EU. The aim of the ATAD Directive is a coherent, coordinated and flexible implementation through secondary ("hard law") implementation of certain commitments made by member states at OECD level in the framework of the BEPS Action Plan. To this end, the measures contained in the ATAD set out the 'minimis rules' allowing each member state to go further in national implementation.
The ATAD contains five anti-avoidance measures applicable from 1 January 2019, aimed at combating the phenomena of erosion of the tax base and profit shifting. Three of the five measures are directly derived from the OECD BEPS Action Plan; the other two measures are inspired by the proposed Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base Directive ("CCCTB") in the old version published in 2011.
Limitation of interest deductibility: This measure is intended to discourage companies from setting up artificial debt arrangements in order to minimise their tax burden through tax-deductible interest payments.
Controlled Foreign Company Rule (CFC): This measure aims to avoid the transfer of profits from the parent company established in a high tax country to controlled subsidiaries located in low or zero tax countries in order to reduce the tax burden of the group.
Hybrid schemes: The aim is to prevent companies from exploiting asymmetries arising from the application of national laws in several countries to evade taxes.
The ATAD Directive has been supplemented by specific provisions at the level of hybrid instruments by the so-called ATAD 2 Directive, which aims at extending the application of anti-hybrid rules to third countries. The aim of this directive is to combat hybrid arrangements resulting from differences in the legal classification of payments (financial instruments) or organisations, including in relations with third countries.
Exit taxation: The objective of this measure of the CCCTB Directive is to prevent companies from relocating their assets for the sole purpose of tax avoidance.
General anti-abuse clause: This measure targets artificial tax arrangements where no other specific anti-abuse rules exist and serves as a safety net in cases where other anti-abuse provisions cannot be applied.
In addition to the strict transposition of the ATAD Directive, the Luxembourg transposition law also provides further details to two legislative provisions, whose interpretation by taxpayers may have encouraged the introduction of practices which erode the tax base and the transfer of profits, or even lead to situations of non-taxation of certain income.
In 2019, Luxembourg was subject to review by the OECD Global Forum Peer Review Group on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.
The efforts undertaken by Luxembourg in the field of fiscal transparency during the last legislature have been fruitful. Luxembourg has been awarded the overall rating of 'largely compliant' with the international standard of transparency and exchange of information on request. The Global Forum's report, published on 18 March 2019, highlights that Luxembourg has correctly applied the international standard for exchange of information on request during the evaluation period, both from a legislative and practical point of view.
The year 2019 was also marked by new measures in the fight against tax fraud, tax evasion and aggressive tax planning.
Following the transposition of the ATAD I Directive by the Law of 21 December 2018, the Law of 26 April 2019 made fundamental changes to Article 164bis L.I.R. concerning the tax consolidation regime allowing the application of the rule limiting the deductibility of interest at group level for companies under the tax consolidation regime.
The Law of 20 December 2019 transposed into national law the Council Directive (EU) 2017/952 of 29 May 2017 amending Directive (EU) 2016/1164 with regard to hybrid mismatch arrangements involving third countries, the so-called ATAD 2 Directive.
Indeed, the ATAD 2 Directive is intended to supplement the provisions of ATAD 1 and contains measures to neutralise hybrid mismatch arrangements involving third states. The text of ATAD 1 is limited to rules aimed at neutralising certain hybrid arrangements (hybrid entities and hybrid financial instruments) exploiting differences between the tax provisions of two Member States.
The text of ATAD 2, approved by Finance Ministers at the ECOFIN meeting on 21 February 2017, tackles hybrid arrangements between member states and third countries and extends the scope of ATAD 1 to other hybrid arrangements (hybrid permanent establishments, imported mismatches, hybrid transfers, dual resident entities).
In addition, the Law of 20 December 2019 concerning the State revenue and expenditure budget for the financial year 2020 provides that any advance ruling issued prior to 2015 to be terminated at the end of the 2019 tax year. This limitation is therefore intended to ensure that the condition of a maximum validity period of 5 tax years also applies to advance rulings issued before 1 January 2015.
At the end of 2019, the legislator also transposed the Council Directive (EU) 2017/1852 of 10 October 2017 on the mechanisms for settling tax disputes in the European Union by the Law of 20 December 2019 establishing a mechanism for settling tax disputes. This Directive is more specifically based on Action 14 of the OECD BEPS Action Plan. The objective of the law is therefore to set up, under Luxembourg law, a procedure for the settlement of tax disputes concerning disputes that may arise between member states of the European Union in connection with the divergent interpretation or application of agreements and conventions providing for the elimination of double taxation in the field of taxes on income and, where applicable, on capital or with the arbitration convention of the Union and which are likely to result in double taxation.
Another measure developed in the framework of the BEPS Action Plan was adopted by the legislator by the Law of 7 March 2019 approving the Multilateral Convention. Action 15 led to the Multilateral Convention for the Implementation of Measures Relating to Tax Treaties to Prevent the Erosion of the Tax Base and the Transfer of Profits (hereafter "Multilateral Convention"). Given that the number of bilateral tax treaties in force based on or inspired by the OECD Model Tax Convention is estimated to be over 3,000, implementation required an effective and timely specific instrument to take into account the remedial measures from the BEPS Action Plan to be introduced in tax treaties. The main objective of the Multilateral Convention is therefore to amend existing bilateral tax treaties in a timely and effective manner in order to implement the measures relating to the tax treaties developed during the BEPS Action Plan without having to devote additional resources to renegotiate each of the existing treaties bilaterally.
In February, Luxembourg had the opportunity to host the 34th meeting of the Peer Review Group of the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. The meeting was attended by around 100 delegates.
In March, the Chamber of Deputies adopted the Law on cross-border arrangements subject to a declaration transposing Directive (EU) 2018/822, commonly referred to as 'DAC6'. It imposes declaration obligations on intermediaries who design, market or organise a cross-border tax planning arrangement that is potentially aggressive. The Law entered into force on 1 July 2020.
In November 2020, the legal framework for the automatic exchange of information on financial accounts was evaluated by the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As a result of this assessment, Luxembourg was awarded an 'In Place' rating, which attests to the full compliance of Luxembourg's legal framework with the international standard of the OECD Common Reporting Standard.
During 2021, Luxembourg's body of tax agreements was extended and modernised. Bills approving the amendment to the tax agreement between Luxembourg and Russia, and approving the tax agreement between Luxembourg and Kuwait with its amendment, were passed by the Chamber of Deputies in February and November 2021. In addition, three other tax agreements with African countries were signed in 2021, namely with Ethiopia, Rwanda and Ghana. These tax agreements are in line with international standards for the exchange of information between tax authorities.
With regard to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, it is worth noting the adoption of the Law of 16 July 2021 on the organisation of controls on the transport of cash entering or leaving the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2018/1672 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on controls of cash entering or leaving the European Union and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005. The purpose of this law is to regulate controls on cash entering, transiting through or leaving the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, whether to cross the border from or to our neighbouring countries or third countries from Luxembourg airport. These controls are carried out by the Customs and Excise Agency.
In 2022, negotiations on the exchange of information concerning digital platform operators (DAC 7) resulted in the adoption of Council Directive (EU) 2021/514 of 22 March 2021 amending Directive (EU) 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation. A transposition bill (8029) was submitted to the Chamber of Deputies on 13 June 2022.
At OECD level, Luxembourg has continued, among other things, its cooperation on transparency targeting crypto-asset markets. This work resulted in the publication of a Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF) on 10 October 2022. At EU level, an adaptation of Directive (EU) 2011/16/EU along the same lines was proposed by the European Commission on 8 December 2022 (DAC 8). This directive was negotiated between December 2022 and May 2023.
The Law of 16 May 2023 on the mandatory automatic exchange of information declared by platform operators and transposing Council Directive (EU) 2021/514 of 22 March 2021 amending Directive (EU) 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation (DAC 7) entered into force on 1 June 2023. It stipulates that operators are now obliged to transmit the relevant information to the competent authority after collecting it from their customers, in particular by implementing due diligence, registration and declaration procedures for platform operators in Luxembourg.
With regard to transparency in the field of crypto-assets, the Council reached agreement on its position (general approach) on the amendments to Directive (EU) 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation (DAC 8).
Chronology of news items on gouvernement.lu (in French)
- Le Luxembourg évalué "largely compliant" par le Forum mondial sur la transparence et l'échange de renseignements à des fins fiscales (19.03.2019)
- Pierre Gramegna à la réunion ministérielle de l'OCDE pour plaider la cause d’une approche multilatérale des défis commerciaux et fiscaux (31.05.2018)
- Pierre Gramegna à la réunion ministérielle de l’OCDE et signature de l’instrument multilatéral BEPS (08.06.2017)
- Le Luxembourg salue l’accord sur la Directive anti-évasion fiscale (21.02.2017)
- Mission de Pierre Gramegna à Tokyo: participation à une conférence dédiée à BEPS (13.01.2017)
- Pierre Gramegna à l’OCDE (28.01.2016)
- La note du Luxembourg relevée à "largement conforme" par le Forum mondial sur la transparence et l’échange de renseignements à des fins fiscales (30.10.2015)
- Pierre Gramegna aux réunions du G20 à Lima (12.10.2015)
- Le Luxembourg se félicite de la publication des résultats du projet BEPS par l’OCDE (05.10.2015)
- Fünf deutschsprachige Finanzminister bekräftigen gemeinsame Linie im Bereich Steuern, Bankenunion und Griechenland (25.08.2015)
- Le Luxembourg soutient l’établissement de règles communes en matière de transparence relative aux rescrits fiscaux et fournit à la Commission les informations voulues (19.12.2014)
- Le ministère des Finances commente les derniers développements au sujet des "rulings" au niveau de l’Union européenne (17.12.2014)
- Le Luxembourg soutient les initiatives de l’OCDE (11.12.2014)
- The ministry of Finance comments on the practice of advance tax decisions (07.11.2014)
- Le gouvernement apporte des clarifications au sujet de la pratique des décisions anticipées en matière fiscale (06.11.2014)
- Le Luxembourg rejoint le groupe des "early adopters" des pays appliquant le "common reporting standard" (30.10.2014)
- ECOFIN : accord politique sur la directive coopération administrative révisée (16.10.2014)
- À Paris, Pierre Gramegna expose ses vues sur la situation économique et la transparence fiscale (08.09.2014)
- FATCA - accord signé entre le Luxembourg et les États-Unis (28.03.2014)
- Pierre Gramegna aux réunions de l’Eurogroupe et Ecofin à Bruxelles (10-11.03.2014) (07.03.2014)
- Le Luxembourg et les États-Unis tombent d’accord sur la substance du futur accord intergouvernemental IGA FATCA, modèle 1 (04.03.2014)
- Entrevue du ministre des Finances, Pierre Gramegna, avec la présidente et ministre des Finances de la Confédération suisse, Éveline Widmer Schlumpf (20.02.2014)
- Le Luxembourg confirme sa position en matière d'échange automatique d'informations (10.12.2013)
- Luxembourg soutient l'échange automatique d'informations comme standard global (03.12.2013)
- Le Luxembourg reste résolument engagé sur la voie de la transparence et de l'échange d'informations à des fins fiscales (19.11.2013)
- Fiscalité de l'épargne: Le Luxembourg encourage la Commission européenne à accélérer ses négociations avec les pays tiers (14.11.2013)
- Précisions à propos du projet d'évaluation du Luxembourg à l'OCDE (01.08.2013)
- Signature de la convention sur l'assistance administrative mutuelle en matière fiscale à l'OCDE à Paris (29.05.2013)
- FATCA: le Luxembourg se décide pour le modèle I (21.05.2013)
- Entrevue du ministre des Finances Luc Frieden avec le secrétaire général de l'OCDE à Paris (15.04.2013)
- Échange automatique d'informations (10.04.2013)
- Luc Frieden au sujet des négociations des accords de non double imposition en matière de transparence et d'échange de renseignements selon le modèle de l'OCDE (27.06.2012)
- Luc Frieden défend le modèle de la retenue à la source au Conseil Ecofin (16.05.2012)
- Informations concernant la directive relative à la coopération administrative dans le domaine fiscal (11.01.2011)
- Luc Frieden: "L'accord sur la directive relative à la coopération administrative dans le domaine fiscal est dans l'intérêt de notre place financière" (06.12.2010)
- Le Luxembourg, premier centre financier à être retiré de la liste grise de l'OCDE, annonce le ministre du Trésor, Luc Frieden (07.07.2009)
- Jean-Claude Juncker et Luc Frieden à propos de la liste de l'OCDE des "centres financiers non-coopératifs" (02.04.2009)
- Le Luxembourg ne figure pas sur la "liste noire" de l'OCDE (02.04.2009)
- Réunions de l'Eurogroupe et du Conseil "Affaires économiques et financières" à Luxembourg (10.04.2005)
- Conseil Affaires économiques et financières à Bruxelles (18.03.2003)
- Accord politique sur la fiscalité de l'épargne (19.01.2003)
- Rapport du Conseil Ecofin au Conseil européen sur le paquet fiscal (18.06.2000)
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/822 of 25 May 2018 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/2258 of 6 December 2016 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards access to anti-money-laundering information by tax authorities
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/1164 of 12 July 2016 laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/881 of 25 May 2016 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/2376 of 8 May 2015 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/2060 of 10 November 2015 repealing Directive 2003/48/EC on taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (EU) 2014 /107 of 9 May 2014 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2011/16/EU of 15 February 2011 on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation and repealing Directive 77/799/EEC
- COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/48/EC of 3 June 2003 on taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments
Legislation (in French)
- Law of 1 August 2018 transposing the Council Directive (EU) 2016/2258 amending the Directive 2011/16/EU as regards access to anti-money-laundering information by tax authorities and amending 1. the amended Law of 29 March 2013 on administrative cooperation in the fiscal field; 2. the Law of 18 December 2015 regards the common norm of declaration (NCD), and 3. the Law of 23 December 2016 regarding declaration country-by-country
- Law of 23 December 2016 transposing Council Directive (EU) 2016/881 of 25 May 2016 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation and concerning country-by-country reporting for multinational enterprise groups
- Law of 23 July 2016
1) transposing Council Directive (EU) 2015/2060 of 10 November 2015 repealing Directive 2003/48/EC on taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments;
2) amending the amended Law of 23 December 2005 on the introduction of withholding tax on certain interest payments on savings income;
3) repealing the amended Law of 21 June 2005 transposing into Luxembourg law Council Directive 2003/48/EC of 3 June 2003 on taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments
- Law of 23 July 2016 transposing Council Directive (EU) 2015/2376 of 8 December 2015 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation and amending the amended Law of 29 March 2013 on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation
- Law of 18 December 2015 on the automatic exchange of information on financial accounts in the field of taxation and 1. transposing Council Directive 2014/107/EU of 9 December 2014 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation; 2. amending the amended Law of 29 March 2013 on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation
- Law of 24 July 2015 approving 1. the Agreement between the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Government of the United States of America to improve international tax compliance and with respect to the United States information reporting provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, including its two annexes and the related Memorandum of Understanding, signed in Luxembourg on 28 March 2014; 2. the exchange of notes in relation thereto, signed on 31 March 2015 and 1 April 2015
- Law of 25 November 2014 laying down the procedure applicable to the exchange of information on request in tax matters and amending the Law of 31 March 2010 approving the tax conventions and laying down the procedure applicable thereto in relation to the exchange of information on request
- Law of 28 July 2014 on the immobilisation of bearer shares and units and the keeping of the register of registered shares and the register of bearer shares and amending 1) the amended Law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies and 2) the amended Law of 5 August 2005 on financial collateral arrangements
- Law of 26 May 2014 approving the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and its amending Protocol, signed in Paris on 29 May 2013 and amending the General Tax Law
- Amended Law of 31 March 2010 approving the tax conventions and laying down the procedure applicable thereto in relation to the exchange of information on request