Tax

Swiss public will vote on Tax Reform

On 19 May 2019, the Swiss public will vote on the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF). By 17 January 2019, various referendum committees have submitted more than the necessary 50,000 signatures against the law.
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5 things to consider for the 2018 country-by-country reporting

In December, the annual country-by-country (CbC) reporting process kicks in for many multinational companies (MNCs). We share five areas for companies to consider in order to improve the CbC process.

Geneva plans to massively lower its corporate tax rate

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%.
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Le Parlement suisse adopte la réforme fiscale

Le 28 septembre 2018, le Parlement suisse a adopté la «Loi fédérale relative à la réforme fiscale et au financement de l’AVS (RFFA)». Le Parlement a complété le Projet fiscal 17 proposé par le Conseil fédéral avec une mesure de compensation sociale concernant le financement de l’AVS.

Swiss Parliament approves tax reform

On 28 September 2018, the Swiss Parliament passed the “Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF)”. Parliament amended the Tax Proposal 17 put forward by the Federal Council to include a social equalization measure concerning AHV financing.
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Swiss pension funds pay too much VAT

In institutional fund management business, fund managers often receive their management fees directly from the investors in the fund (e.g. Swiss pension funds) rather than from the fund itself. Previously, the payment of these fees triggered Swiss VAT (currently 7.7%), albeit incorrectly.
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