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Luxembourg VAT credits in coronavirus pandemic

  • May 15, 2020 | Richard Asquith

15 May - suspension of VAT penalties for late returns has now been ended.

Update 28 April, the Luxembourg tax authorities has suspended penalties on all delayed filings.

Update 17 April - Intrastat deadlines for February to June 2020 have been moved back by upto two weeks.

Update 9 April: Businesses may now apply for postponement of VAT payments stretching back to the start of the COVID-19 crisis. The applicant must show financial difficulties due to the situation.

Update, 19 March: The Luxembourg Ministry of Finance has confirmed speedy refunds of VAT credits due to businesses on balances below €10,000. No fines will be levied for late filing of VAT returns until further notice.

This is designed to help taxpayers experiencing credit issues as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. 

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.

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