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The US and Luxembourg have negotiated a change to their tax treaty to prevent double non-taxation of income attributable to a permanent establishment in the US. Under the existing treaty, US source income paid to Luxembourg residents is treated, for purposes of Luxembourg tax law, as attributable to a permanent establishment in the US, and therefore exempt from tax in both Luxembourg and the US. Changes to be included in a protocol to the treaty will mean:

·        the income that is treated as profits attributable to the permanent establishment is subject to a combined rate of tax in the two states that is less than the lower of (i) 15% or (ii) 60% of the rate of company tax of the contracting state that does not have the permanent establishment; or

·        the permanent establishment is in a third state that does not have a comprehensive convention for the avoidance of double taxation in force with the contracting state from which the benefits of this convention are being claimed, unless the first-mentioned contracting state includes the income treated as profits attributable to the permanent establishment in its tax base.

See http://bit.ly/29l1pA8.

Issue: 1316
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