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Keeping up with Tax Banking & Capital Markets - December edition

We are pleased to share with you the December edition of our publication, “Keeping up with Tax: Banking and Capital Markets” which includes our insights on a range of operational and current topics relevant to our industry. 

In this edition we focus specifically on:

  • Operational transfer pricing: Beyond transfer pricing policy and strategy, building sustainable transfer pricing implementation 

  • Digital transformation and upskilling in the banking sector - Building for success

  • FATCA: Notification from the Luxembourg Tax Authorities in case of missing US TIN in the context of the FATCA/CRS compliance program

  • VAT Case Law update - Danske Bank

  • New guidance from the EUCJ on the scope of the fund management VAT exemption

We hope you find the content useful and would welcome your feedback and suggestions for topics you would like us to cover in future editions. 

You will also be able to read our various articles via our LinkedIn posts that we will share with our respective community. 

Our next edition will be issued in mid Q1 of next year and we take this opportunity to already wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kind regards,

Murielle Filipucci & Roxane Haas

Operational transfer pricing: Beyond transfer pricing policy and strategy, building sustainable transfer pricing implementation

In the current climate, transfer pricing implementation requires more attention than ever to reduce the risk of errors in tax compliance, tax leakage and disputes. This is no longer solely an issue for finance and tax teams but touches a large number of internal and external stakeholders; from the CFO to non-executive Directors and other business departments, tax authorities, statutory auditors and internal auditors.

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Digital transformation and upskilling in the banking sector - Building for success

The banking sector has faced massive disruption in recent years, with the emergence of challenger banks and regulatory changes designed to increase competition. Our Annual Global CEO Survey shows that challenges remain and COVID-19 has introduced further disruption. Digital agility and a highly skilled workforce are two key tools to best mitigate against current disruption and prepare for further disruption to come.

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FATCA: Notification from the Luxembourg Tax Authorities in case of missing US TIN

We mentioned in a previous edition (May 2020) the requirement for Financial Institutions to establish FATCA and CRS governance and controls mechanisms as part of a compliance program. The monitoring by different tax authorities about such procedures and notably the data quality of the reports is more and more specific. 

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VAT Case Law update - Danske Bank

The EUCJ has handed down a further judgement concerning the VAT treatment of arrangements between the branch and head office of an entity where those establishments are in different territories, and one establishment is VAT registered within a VAT group.

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New guidance from the CJEU on the scope of the fund management VAT exemption

On 17 June 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued its decision in joined cases K (C-58/20) and DBKAG (C-59/20), where the scope of fund management VAT exemption was – once more – analysed by the CJEU.

Although the CJEU refers to the local court to decide on the application of the VAT exemption for the services at stake, the case provides meaningful insights on the scope of the fund management VAT exemption. 

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Contact us

Roxane Haas

Partner, Luxembourg Banking & Capital Markets Leader, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 2451

Murielle Filipucci

Partner Global Banking & Capital Market Leader, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 3118

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