On 25 March 2020, the Government of Luxembourg issued a press release on a draft bill of law introducing certain measures in relation to interest or royalties paid or due to related entities established in a country or territory listed under the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.
The bill of law will tackle certain financial operations carried out with related enterprises established in jurisdictions deemed as non-cooperative for tax purposes. Under the bill of law, operating expenses exclusively caused by these related entities would become non-deductible.
According to the press release, the bill of law follows the recommendations of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU, dated 5 December 2019, whereby all Member States were urged to adopt legislative defensive measures in taxation vis-à-vis non-cooperative jurisdictions.
We will report back with more details once the bill of law is made available.
 Click here to read the press release.