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Luxembourg: reduced tax rate on real estate capital gains until December 31, 2018

Take advantage of the reduced tax rate on real estate capital gains until December 31, 2018! 

The favourable tax climate put in place by the Luxembourg government ends on 31 December 2018. Until that date, capital gains realised on the sale of built or undeveloped land are taxed a quarter of the basic tax rate, i.e. a maximum rate of 10.5%.

In order to benefit from this reduced rate, sellers must meet two conditions:

1. The capital gain must be received by a natural person and not by a company.

2. The real estate capital gain must be realized more than 2 years after the acquisition of the property sold.

In addition, the property sold must not be the owner's principal residence. However, this condition is not directly linked to the derogatory tax regime since the sale of any principal residence in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is in principle exempt from capital gains tax.

In order to benefit from this tax reduction, the deed of sale must be signed before December 31, 2018. Then, from 1 January 2019, the maximum tax rate on capital gains will again be 21%.

Feel free to contact us for expert and personalized advice. We will do our best to guide you through the process of selling your property before December 31, 2018!




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