Tax

Equity-based compensation – employee stock ownership just got more attractive!

Council of States member Ruedi Noser called for a significant reduction of the tax burden on employee participation in start-ups and family businesses. The respective committee of the National Council has also given the go-ahead.
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First harbingers of an incipient dynamic in the Swiss corporate tax landscape

Which Swiss cantons offer the greatest tax advantages to corporations? How do Swiss tax rates compare across the globe? Get the answers and deeper insight from KPMG’s latest Swiss Tax Report 2019.
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Geneva – an important step towards the tax reform

On 31 January 2019, the Grand Council of Geneva adopted the cantonal project for the implementation of the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AVS Financing (TRAF). It introduces minor changes compared to the initial project and confirms the massive decrease of the corporate income tax rate to 13.99%.
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Basel-Stadt votes yes to tax reform and remains tax-attractive

On 10 February 2019, the Basel-Stadt electorate voted by a large majority of 78.8% to adopt the "Basel compromise on tax proposal 17". The canton is proactively implementing the harmonization provisions of the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF).
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Lessons learned in new Swiss job registration requirement

The new Swiss job registration requirement entered into force on 1 July 2018. Since then, job postings at local unemployment offices have nearly tripled. What are the lessons learned so far as businesses, HR and the competent administrations grapple with this additional burden?
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Challenges and questions on the start-up journey

Start-up entrepreneurs transform new ideas into thriving companies. But they face significant challenges on their journey from market newbie to mature player. We explore some of the main questions founders should be asking at four key stages in the business lifecycle.
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