Swiss Corporate Tax Reform

Vaud: Corporate Tax Reform passes the first political hurdle

The Corporate Tax Reform III aims at maintaining Switzerland’s attractiveness for international headquarters. In the course of this tax reform, the Government of the Canton of Vaud, home to many multinationals’ international global or regional headquarters, published its roadmap on 4 April 2015.

Corporate Tax Reform III parameters

On Thursday, 2 April 2015, the Swiss Federal Council published its parameters for the dispatch on the Corporate Tax Reform III. The Federal Council clearly stated its strong support for CTR III as necessary to ensure the attractiveness of Switzerland as a business location.

Comparative overview of the Swiss CTR III law

Based on the latest Swiss CTR III law, KPMG Switzerland has compiled a digital brochure which compares the detailed regulations of the legislative draft with the current Swiss corporate tax legislation.

Corporate Tax Reform III: Great opportunity for Switzerland

The Corporate Tax Reform III package represents a great opportunity for Switzerland to retain and further develop its position as one of the most attractive business locations worldwide, while increasing international acceptance of its corporate tax legislation.

Canton of Vaud – lowering corporate tax to 13.79%

With the intention of sending a clear signal to the many multinational companies located in the Lausanne/Geneva area, the Canton of Vaud has provided an intermediary report of its plan on how to lower its current corporate tax rate of 21.65% to 13.79%.

Canton Vaud to reshape its corporate Tax Law

On 4 April 2014, the Canton of Vaud’s executive authority announced a plan for a massive decrease of the corporate tax rate to remain attractive in this regard.