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Our network of dedicated indirect tax professionals combines technical knowledge with industry understanding and access to technologically advanced tools and methodologies. Our globally integrated teams give you the perspective and support you need to manage indirect taxes effectively.
Our Luxembourg indirect tax team offers advice to companies active in various industries, such as advice on applicable VAT treatment based on scrutinized analysis of legal and case-law evolution of particular important for the asset management and banks industries. This also includes advice on optimization of financial flows, especially in case of outsourcing and cross border transactions, and on the appropriate methods for computing the recoverable VAT, notably considering the European jurisprudence and the VAT grouping opportunities available in Luxembourg, the recently adopted European Legislation on the place of supply rules (Directive 2008/8/EC), the EC Proposals for a Directive and a Regulation on insurance and financial services, as well as the recent ECJ decided and pending cases.
With regard to the commercial and industrial sectors, we have a large experience in providing advice and solutions to clients with regard to the VAT rules on e-commerce, telecommunication and broadcasting services, and many other types of transactions on goods and services, with a focus on cross-border supplies, as well as advice on the VAT.
We can also assist companies in their day-to-day reporting obligations for indirect tax, including notably support to your VAT compliance outsourcing, development and delivery of Sox404 including VAT proposition, pre-closing VAT review ,VAT assistance in due diligence and appraisals, quickscan of the VAT code of your ERP system, as well as delivery of VAT services on Transfer Pricing /TESCM projects.
Working closely with our network when required, our Luxembourg Indirect Tax team can overall assist companies to identify risk areas and sustainable planning opportunities for indirect taxes throughout the tax life cycle, helping you meet your compliance obligations and your business goals around the world.
The alert reminds taxpayers that they could under some conditions ask for refund of VAT incurred abroad and the delay to do so.
We would like to invite you to participate in a survey for businesses that is being carried out across all 28 member states regarding the inherent problems of the current taxation model for B2B supplies of goods across the European Union.
Tax Alert - Alternative Taxation models for the VAT treatment of Business to Business Cross-Border Supplies of Goods
As indicated earlier the EU Commission has asked EY to conduct a survey regarding the possible solutions to improve VAT rules for the B2B cross border supply of goods. This survey is to be launched on 12 May 2014.
Multinational companies are handling large quantities of complex data about indirect taxes. We outline hands-on approaches that can help deal with all that information.
Tax alert - VAT changes concerning telecommunication, broadcasting and e-commerce services from 2015
As from 1 January, 2015 the place of supply for these services will become the place where the customer has his permanent address or usually resides. Member States will however have the possibility to subject the transactions to VAT under the ‘effective use and enjoyment’ rules.
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- Introduction to VAT (pdf, 1mb)
- VAT dedicated trainings for banks and financial sector (pdf, 1mb)
- VAT dedicated trainings for operational companies (pdf, 1mb)
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