As experts-comptables and tax advisors in Luxembourg and Germany, we are comprehensively active in all areas of Luxembourg and German tax law. Anyone who is based or does business in multiple countries has to consider a whole series of regulations, ordinances and laws. Due to the abundance of this regulations, it is almost inevitable to make mistakes – mistakes that in some cases endanger the existence or question the economic basis of the company. We offer you in-depth expertise and experience in handling cross-border tax issues.

In order to fully concentrate on your own business, we would like to be your central consultant with services from one provider. From tax advice and accounting to tax returns and annual financial statements, we are at your loyal disposal

Our business focus of our international tax consulting is on alternative investment funds and other investment structures (stand-alone/single investor, co-investments, securitisations, etc.) in the asset classes alternative energies (wind, solar, hydro), real estate (office, logistic, residential), debt (non-performing loans/distressed debt) and private equity/venture capital.

The focus of our activities and services is on:

  • Support of cross-border entrepreneurs between Germany and Luxembourg in all questions of accounting and tax law
  • Tax and accounting compliance as well as tax advice in the area of the finance and fund industry (in particular in the area of special and alternative investment funds SIF / AIF and real estate)
  • Support of cross-border employees and/or their employers in all wage and income tax issues

Tax Returns / Tax Compliance

Tax law is subject to constant change and is becoming increasingly complex due to numerous judgements. Often the decision situation is complicated by foreign facts.

What is almost impossible for many companies, be it business start-ups or established family groups, and private individuals, is our job: we keep track.

As Experts-Comptables (Luxembourg) and Tax advisors (Germany) it is very important for us to adapt to the individual client and to consider your specific situation in cooperation with you in your tax returns. Together we define goals and find solutions!

We also support our clients internationally with the help of our international partners from Germany and Switzerland. This way you can benefit from our network.

We offer the following services:

  • Compilation of corporate and private tax returns
  • Compilation of tax returns for investment vehicles like Soparfi (unregulated holding companies), SICAV (SIF & RAIF), SICAR (regulated investment funds, private equity companies), PROPCOS (Real Estate Companies), securitization companies with multiple compartments, intra-group/financing companies and IP boxes (IP regime) and Real Estate – Companies Luxembourg/Germany
  • Compilation of tax returns and reports for Luxembourg closed-end funds (limited partnerships / Sociétés en Commandite Simple or Spéciales e.g. AIF according to § 18 InvStG)
  • Ongoing advice and support in all tax compliance issues such as tax reporting and registration (VAT / sales tax), tax reporting (foreign investments), and applications (return of deposits, capital gains tax refunds, etc.)
  • Correspondence with the tax authorities within the framework of the assessment and monitoring of deadlines

Accounting and Financial Statements

Accounting is the basis of all planning and thus one of the most important instruments for corporate management and control. To ensure that you can fully concentrate on your daily business, we, as experts-comptables and tax consultants, will take care of your ongoing financial accounting.

We offer the following services:

  • On-going accounting service with German accounting software Datev Kanzleirechnungswesen Pro. We also have experiences with Sage Bob 50
  • Preparation of monthly or quarterly financial statements and other accounting reporting
  • Compilation of annual financial statements in accordance with German commercial law (GermanGAAP), Luxembourg commercial law (Lux GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), liquidation and merger balance sheets also based on third-party accounts, as well as their (electronic) filing and disclosure
  • Special experiences in accounting and compilation of annual financial statements for Luxembourg-based finance and holding companies (Soparfi), securitization companies (with multiple compartments), limited partnerships (SCS / SCSp), real estate companies (Propcos) and capital management companies with all accounting, tax and reporting requirements
  • Special experiences in accounting and for compilation of annual financial statements for hedge accounting using derivative financial instruments
  • Preparation of or support in the preparation of regulatory reporting (e.g. BCL reporting for securitisation companies or finance companies)
  • Compilation of transition packages to IAS / IFRS, consolidated financial statements in accordance with IAS / IFRS (IFRS 3, 10) and consolidation packages.
  • Special experience in the compilation of annual financial statements according to IAS / IFRS for finance and holding companies (Soparfi) with hybrid financing instruments (IFRS 9 / IAS 39)
  • Support in all special accounting issues for financing and investment companies (Soparfi)
  • Assistance and support with tax calculations (current taxes / tax reviews etc.)

Tax advisory service

As Experts-Comptables and tax advisors we attach great importance to personal and individual consulting. Therefore we do not sell standard solutions, but analyze your individual situation and tailor our services to your needs.

For clients with cross-border activities, it is always very important to us that the tax advice in Luxembourg and in Germany is precisely coordinated and that our clients receive professional support from a single provider.

Our range of services includes:

  • Tax advisory, particularly in an international context, mainly in connection with cross-border activities between Germany and Luxembourg (including change of legal form, mezzanine financing, partnerships)
  • Tax advisory / consulting and implementation of cross-border holding company structures
  • VAT advisory (for example analysis and ongoing advice in connection with one-time transactions or for long-term structures, registration for VAT purposes in Germany as well as in in Luxembourg (TVA)
  • Special income tax issues (activities in several countries, secondment to non-EU states like USA)
  • Support in the organization of the entire founding process, such as support in obtaining permission to establish a business (trade authorization) and in the proper registration with the Luxembourg tax authorities

Domiciliation and Corporate Services

According to the provisions of the law of 31 May 1999 on the domiciliation of companies, only a few professional groups are entitled to domicile companies in Luxembourg. As Luxembourgish Experts-Comptables we fulfill all legal requirements for domiciliation.

Our services include:

  • Domiciliation and management of Luxembourg investment companies (holding companies, so-called SOPARFI)
  • Domiciliation and management of Luxembourg family investment companies (management companies so-called SPF)
  • Domiciliation and management of fiscally transparent companies and companies without special substance requirements (Limited Partnerships (SCS / SCSp), General Partnerships (SARL / SA), Managing Limited Partners (SARL / SA) etc.)
  • Corporate Services such as the carrying out of commercial register entries, entries in the RBE or transparency register

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