Corporate - Significant developments

Last reviewed - 13 January 2022

Reverse hybrid rules as from the 2022 tax year

With effect as from the 2022 tax year, Luxembourg transparent partnerships will become liable to corporate income tax in relation to net income to the extent that such income is not otherwise taxed under the Luxembourg domestic tax law or the laws of any other jurisdiction, provided one or more associated non-resident entities (i) holding in aggregate a direct or indirect interest in 50% or more of the voting rights, capital interests or rights to a share of profit in the Luxembourg partnership (ii) consider the Luxembourg partnership to be a taxable person.

In such a situation, the Luxembourg Law confirms that, while the Luxembourg partnership will be considered as a tax resident for corporate income tax purposes, it will be exempt from Net Wealth Tax.

In line with the exclusion provided for in ATAD 2, collective investment vehicles are out of the scope of this provision. For the purpose of this rule, collective investment vehicles are defined as an investment fund or vehicle that is widely-held, holds a diversified portfolio of securities and is subject to investor-protection regulation in the country in which it is established.