VAT and intragroup transactions

VAT risks and opportunities arising from intra-group transactions should not be underestimated. Operations such as mergers, recharge of costs or transfer pricing adjustments can quickly become particularly complex from a VAT standpoint. Additionally, the implementation of a VAT group should not be taken lightly as it can be complex to handle in practice.
In this course, we will guide you through common issues and pitfalls that arise from transactions occurring within related entities.

11 March 2025 (EN) - 2pm-6pm - On site

Price: 820.00 €

Duration: 4h

Language: Available in English and French. The supporting material is only available in English.

Number of participants: up to 20

You are interested in participating in this course but no sessions are currently scheduled? Please contact us and you will be added to our Show Interest list.



By the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • name the VAT opportunities and risks associated with the implementation of a VAT group;
  • determine the relation between VAT and transfer pricing adjustments;
  • draw up a list of concrete VAT implications of intra-group transactions, in particular recharge of costs, mergers and transfer of seats;
  • identify pros and cons of VAT grouping for their organisation.


The course will focus on specific VAT topics and issues arising between related parties to enable learners to identify the associated risks, opportunities and best practices. This course is not industry-specific. The experts will use practical examples from different industries according to the audience.

1. VAT implications of cross-border transactions between a head-office and a branch

  • VAT treatment applicable
  • VAT recovery right implications
  • Relevant case law

2. VAT grouping regime: main principles and key points to consider for implementation

  • What is a VAT group?
  • What are the conditions to apply for it?
  • How to apply?
  • Pros and cons

3. Transfer pricing adjustments and open market value

  • Transposition of the article 80 of the European VAT Directive into the Luxembourg VAT Law 
  • VAT treatment of transfer pricing adjustments: taxable or out of the scope? 
  • What are the VAT practical consequences of transfer pricing adjustments?

4. Intra-group restructuring

  • Transfer of an ongoing concern
  • Transfer of seat
  • Merger and de-merger

5. Understand the key concepts of undisclosed agent and disclosed agent and their practical implications

  • What are the differences between an undisclosed agent and a disclosed agent?
  • What are the VAT implications surrounding these two concepts?

 6. Recharge of costs: pitfalls and best practices

  • Practical implications
  • Best practices and guidelines

Target audience

  • Managers and financial or fiscal directors in charge of VAT management for Luxembourg 
  • Accountants in charge of the preparation and filing of Luxembourg VAT returns 

We recommend having a basic VAT knowledge prior to attending this course.

Our lead experts

This training is coordinated by Marie-Isabelle Richardin, Tax Partner in the PwC VAT department.

Marie-Isabelle Richardin, Partner, has been with PwC’s VAT practice since 2000. Her role at PwC is to assist operators in the financial services industry with their indirect-taxation strategies to help them comply with indirect-tax obligations. She also gained experience in the international tax world by working 2 years in New York.

Marie-Isabelle is a regular speaker at conferences and training sessions on VAT for financial services. She is PwC Luxembourg’s representative in the VAT working groups such as the Luxembourg Investment Funds Association (ALFI), the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and she is chairwoman of the VAT group at LPEA.

This training will be delivered and animated by our field expert trainers, as identified by Marie-Isabelle.

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Contact details

PwC's Academy, Crystal Park Building, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 4040

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