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Tax archives to be released in 100 years



Luxembourg lags behind other European countries when it comes to archiving traditions Christophe Olinger/archives

Luxembourg lags behind other European countries when it comes to archiving traditions Christophe Olinger/archives

Luxembourg’s tax archives covered by tax secrecy will be publicly available in 100 years, under a clause in the country’s archiving bill.

It means that they can be freely consulted after 100 years except for researchers fulfilling certain conditions who will be able to access them sooner.

Luxembourg lags behind other European countries when it comes to archiving traditions and the bill aims to remedy that.

The text clarifies what is meant by the term “archives” and places an obligation on public bodies to offer their archives to the national archives.

Currently, the Chamber of Deputies, Council of State, Ombudsman, Luxembourg courts, Court of Auditors and Grand Ducal Court maintain and manage their own public archives under the supervision of the national archives.