Corporate Tax

Vaud confirms massively lower corporate tax rates

The legislative roadmap released by the Vaud Council of State on 1 November 2017 confirms a substantially reduced corporate tax rate of 13.79% in the canton of Vaud as of 1 January 2019, irrespective of the Federal Tax Proposal 17 currently under way.
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Tax Proposal 17 – Start of consultation procedure

On 6 September, the Federal Council submitted a recommendation for the Tax Proposal 17 for consultation. Stefan Kuhn offers an overview and critical look at the relevant content of the proposed reform.
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Tax Proposal 17 – forced slow down for Vaud

The Vaud authorities thought they had passed the hardest hurdle with the acceptance by their residents of a reduction of the profit tax rate to 13.79%. However, the uncertainty caused by the refusal of the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III (CTR III) on 12 February 2017 continues to rule.
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Tax Proposal 17 – cornerstones for implementation in the Canton of Zug

After the steering body comprised of federal and cantonal representatives has adopted recommendations on a balanced tax proposal 17 for the attention of the Federal Council, the Canton of Zug has confirmed the cornerstones for the cantonal implementation of TP17.
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Tax Proposal 17 – Switzerland presents its parameters

Subsequent to the Swiss electorate’s rejection of the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III on 12 February 2017, the Swiss Federation will soon be presenting a new tax reform. On 9 June 2017, Federal Councilor Ueli Maurer informed the public about the parameters of the new Tax Proposal 17, a reform which is largely based on the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III.
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Stagnating tax rates

As revealed in KPMG’s Swiss Tax Report 2017, no noteworthy shifts in tax rates were discernible for the past year as a whole. Following some minor cuts in 2016, indications this year are pointing to yet another unmistakable trend toward stagnating regular corporate tax rates. The circumstances regarding individual tax rates are similar.
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