Switzerland

OECD initiative against fictitious tax residences based on investments

On 16 October 2018, the OECD published the results of its analysis of over 100 Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Residence by Investment (RBI) schemes that allow foreign individuals to obtain citizenship or residence rights.
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Federal Council opens the consultation on the implementing ordinances of the new FinSa and FinIa

On 24 October 2018, the Swiss Federal Council began the consultation for the 3 implementing ordinances to the Financial Services Act and the Financial Institutions Act. The consultation period will last until 6 February 2019; the ordinances and the two laws will enter into force on 1 January 2020.
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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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Erster Datenaustausch der Schweiz im Rahmen des AIA

Die Schweiz hat im September 2018 erstmalig Daten im Rahmen des AIA (Automatischer Informationsaustausch) anderen Staaten übermittelt und von diesen auch Daten erhalten. Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) übermittelte Informationen zu rund 2 Millionen Finanzkonten an die Partnerstaaten der Schweiz.
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Has the Swiss real estate investment market hit the golden mean?

Real estate investors and appraisers expect the Swiss real estate investment market to remain stable overall. This is one of the insights gleaned from this year’s Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index (sresi) survey by KPMG Switzerland.
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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.