On 17 October 2018, the Geneva State Council presented its final cantonal project for the implementation of the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AVS Financing (TRAF). It introduces minor changes compared to the previous project and leads to a massive decrease of the corporate income tax rate to 13.79%.
The Financial Action Task Force is constantly updating its country risk assessment. Whilst the list of high-risk jurisdictions include the usual suspects, there is surprisingly one European country on the list, making this is another challenge to be tackled by financial intermediaries.
A comprehensive risk-based Internal Audit plan determines the success of an IA function as a value-adding, strategic business partner. This summary of key risks aims to stimulate discussion during the annual planning process and identify potential emerging topics relevant to your IA function.