Indirect Tax Authority

The Luxembourg Land Registration and Estates Department (Administration de l'enregistrement et des domaines - AED) is one of the 3 tax authorities in Luxembourg together with the Luxembourg Inland Revenue (Administration des contributions directes - ACD) and the Customs and Excise Agency (Administration des douanes et accises). All fees, taxes and duties related to the legal circulation of goods in particular fall under its responsibility and constitute the main part of indirect taxation.

AED's online telephone directory allows you to contact any of its departments directly.

Role

The roles of the AED mainly concern the control and recovery of:

The AED is also responsible for the inscription of last wills and testaments.

Organisation

The Indirect Tax Authority consists of a management team and different departments (taxation departments).

Management

The Management deals with all matters that are not regulated by the taxation departments, such as general affairs, informal appeals, the preparation of legislative texts for consideration by the government, drafting circulars. etc. It also oversees the inspection and fraud prevention services.


VAT department

the VAT department has 12 offices whose main task is to oversee and collect value added tax (VAT). This tax on turnover is levied on final consumption. The standard rate of VAT is 17 %.

There are different VAT tax offices which are split up by sector of activity, legal form of the company and place of establishment of the professional concerned.

  • 4 VAT tax offices are specialised by sector of activity (based on the NACE code classification):
    • financial sector: tax office Luxembourg III;
    • real estate sector: tax office Diekirch II;
    • motor industry sector: tax office Esch II;
    • large businesses sector: tax office Luxembourg IV;
  • with respect to businesses established in the administrative districts Luxembourg and Mersch, their files are shared by 3 offices and split up by legal form of company:
    • public limited companies (
    • limited liability companies (
    • taxable persons and non-taxable debtors that are neither public limited companies nor limited liability companies: tax office Luxembourg II;
  • with regard to other administrative districts, the files are split up by place of establishment:
    • taxable persons and non-taxable debtors established in the administrative districts of Echternach, Grevenmacher and Remich: tax office Luxembourg IV;
    • taxable persons and non-taxable debtors established in the administrative district of Esch-sur-Alzette: tax office Esch I;
    • taxable persons and non-taxable debtors established in the administrative district of Capellen: tax office Esch II;
    • taxable persons and non-taxable debtors established in the administrative districts of Clervaux, Diekirch, Redange-Attert, Vianden and Wiltz: tax office Diekirch I;
  • taxable persons established outside Luxembourg: tax office Luxembourg X;
  • applications for repayments, tax exemptions and exemptions on import for certain goods: tax office Luxembourg XI;
  • applications for VAT on housing used as principal dwelling: tax office Luxembourg XII.

Registration an receipts department

This department groups the different registration offices. It collects taxes, duties and levies based on the legal circulation of goods and concerns, in particular: "registration fees" linked to the documentation and transfers between living persons, inheritances and transfers upon death, tax stamp contributions and management of stores selling stamps.

Mortgage conservation offices

The AED has several mortgage conservation offices which carry out the formalities involved in registering mortgages and consolidating property transfers as well as collecting mortgage tax.

State domain offices

The AED also has several offices that are responsible for managing the State's property.


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