Switzerland

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.

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.

Bull markets help Switzerland’s private banks to recover

Switzerland’s private banks are emerging from a dark period in their history. The weight of regulatory change over the past ten years has proved too big a burden for some. And structural change in the industry has caused others to go out of business or be absorbed by competitors.