The beneficial ownership register leads to further transparency

Irrespective of the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) and other OECD initiatives, the UBO register leads to further transparency. Beneficial owners of entities domiciled in the EU are already required to be documented in a UBO register, which is publicly accessible in some countries.

Kosteneinsparungen dank mehr Transparenz im Schweizer Gesundheitssystem

Das Schweizer Gesundheitswesen schneidet in Sachen Transparenz im internationalen Vergleich überraschend schlecht ab. Das Beispiel anderer Nationen zeigt aber: Eine konsequente Digitalisierung bringt wesentlich mehr Transparenz und hilft die Qualität zu verbessern.

Room for improvement: Transparency in Swiss healthcare falls short

Digging for gold or drowning in data? More transparency in healthcare improves quality of care and stabilizes costs over the long run. But there’s still a long way to go. KPMG’s latest report comparing the data transparency in healthcare across 32 countries finds that Switzerland is not alone in its struggle to make the most of transparency.

The AEoI now enforced in Switzerland: what’s next?

The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) has been in force in Switzerland since 1 January 2017. This means that Switzerland will start exchanging 2017 data with the EU member states, Australia, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Iceland, Japan, Jersey, Canada, Norway and South Korea for the first time in September 2018. But what does this really mean?
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Swiss Federal Supreme Court considers Dutch Group Request as permissible

While the Federal Tax Administration found the Dutch group request to be permissible in fall 2015, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court on the other hand deemed it not permissible. However, upon its deliberations held on 11 September 2016, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court decided that this group request was acceptable after all.

Guidelines as last step to implementation of the AEoI

The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) will follow in Switzerland in a few months’ time. After the publication of the draft AEoI ordinance in May 2016 and the draft AEoI guidelines on 3 August 2016, the legal bases for the AEoI are complete.