22nd March 2023

Our tips for a successful tax return!

In February you received the famous letter from the Tax Administration asking you to submit your tax return for the previous year. From now on, the deadline for submitting your return is 31 December of the following year. In order to take better advantage of the possibilities offered by the Luxembourg government to reduce your tax burden, we have grouped together for you the products that are deductible from the taxable amount. We have also provided you with a tool to help you manage your tax return more effectively, and above all to save time and money!

Spuerkeess products and their tax benefits

BHW home savings scheme

The BHW contract, e.g. the “Wohnbausparen” formula, is intended for people wishing to build up savings with a view to buying, building or renovating a home and whose financing need is more than EUR 50.000. It allows to choose the interest rate (debit) as well as the amount of monthly payments.

By taking out a BHW housing savings scheme contract, you will have access to:

  • Savings interest rate guaranteed
  • Option on an attractive fixed rate loan
  • Fast access to your home loan without minimum savings
  • Choice of repayment instalments and the interest rate - debit
  • State subsidies possible

Advantage for young people* 

All young people under 25 years of age benefit from the 0,6% bonus on the amount of their home savings.

* Savers who, when taking out the contract, have not yet reached the age of 25, will benefit on a one-off basis for the first home savings scheme contract on allocation and subject to a contract duration of at least 7 years from a young person’s bonus amounting to 0,6% of the amount of home savings agreed when taking out the contract. The right to the young person’s bonus is lost in the event of transfer of the contract according to §14 (cf. § 3, paragraph 4 of the home savings General Terms and Conditions).

This formula offers a flexible financing rate that is perfectly adapted to individual needs.

The applicable deductions for your home savings scheme contract vary according to your age and situation.

Good to know!

The applicable deductions in the case of a home savings scheme contract vary according to the age of the taxable persons. If at least one of the two people in the couple is aged between 18 and 40 on 1 January of the tax year, it is possible to deduct EUR 1.344 per person belonging to the household. Otherwise, the ceiling amounts to EUR 672 per person belonging to the household.

Housing loan

When you take out a loan to buy your main home, i.e. to take up residence there and not to rent it, you can deduct interest expenses.

What are interest expenses?

The amount deductible from the tax return varies depending on whether the building is already occupied by the owner or whether it is not yet occupied (interest fully deductible).

As soon as the taxpayer moves into their property, the deduction of property interest becomes capped and this is then determined in relation to the date of occupancy of the building.

  • Fixed or floating rate loan, or one of our other types of financing
  • Maximal duration: 30 years
  • -25% off the handling fee as a Zebra Premium or Axxess Job customer
  • Personalised advice

Good to know!

Deductible interest expenses for an owner-occupied home !

before the building is occupied (construction phase, for example), interest expenses can be deducted in full as obtainment costs,

after the building is occupied, interest expenses can be deducted up to:

- EUR 4,000 per household member for the year of occupation and the next five years,

- EUR 3,000 per household member for the following five years,

- EUR 2,000 per household member for subsequent years.

Personal loan

Whether you have taken out a personal loan for the purchase of your new car, the acquisition of new furniture for your home or simply the financing of a trip, your interests are deductible under certain conditions.

When linked to a personal loan, private insurance contributions, premiums and debit interests which are considered as special expenses, are tax deductible.

Looking for a loan for a new car, a renovation, a holiday and much more?

  • Between € 5,000 and € 100,000
  • Constant monthly payments, thanks to a fixed rate
  • 12 to 60 months
  • Online loan application via S-Net/S-Net Mobile
  • Enjoy an advantageous rate: For the purchase of an electronic car, for Zebra Premium account holders and for clients under 30

Good to know!

“Insurance contributions, premiums and interest expenses related to a personal loan are deductible up to a maximum of EUR 672 in total per year.”

This ceiling is increased for each inhabitant of the household (children included), if the couple is taxed collectively.


S-Pension plan - private pension scheme

Ensuring a better retirement is the reason why you should definitely consider a pension savings plan. This can be taken out at any time, provided that it has a duration of at least 10 years and you are under 65 years of age.

This savings plan consists in regularly investing in the lux | pension SICAV for a certain period of time and reaping the benefits, once the contract expires.

  • Make your S-Pension grow thanks to regular or occasional deposits in one of the subfunds of the lux|pension SICAV;
  • Save and benefit from your private pension scheme starting at age 60;
  • Choose between a single redemption of funds, a life annuity or a mix of both;
  • Benefit from a maximum annual tax deduction of EUR 3.200 regardless of your age!

Your contributions to your S-Pension plan are tax deductible, in the “Special expenses” section of your return.

Good to know!

 “The payments invested in a private pension scheme contract can be deducted up to a maximum of EUR 3.200 per year.”

Other related tax-deductible products: Deductible insurance

Here are two examples of insurance, whose costs are deductible from your tax:

Life insurance

When you take out a life insurance policy with an effective duration of at least 10 years, your premiums and contributions are deductible.

Assurance accidents

In the case of a loan taken out for the purchase of a new car, or in the case of your Lease Plus leasing contract, you can deduct your insurance contributions by taking out a motor vehicle third-party liability contract*.

* premiums for the following risks are not deductible: damage, theft, fire, glass breakage, CASCO, etc..

Your tax declaration quick and easy

Do you now want to easily fill in your tax return using our myTax digital tax assistant by VIREO?

No tax knowledge required
For residents and non-residents alike
Accessible to all regardless of the complexity of the situation
Real-time optimisation by algorithms (saving money)
Pre-filling of your process (saving time)
Generation of forms and appendices ready to send
Suggestions to reduce your annual tax burden

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