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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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CTR III – The Swiss federation and cantons must go back to the drawing board

The corporate tax reform, recommended by Federal Council, Parliament and 25 cantonal governments, did not find a majority in the Swiss public. The demand of companies for restoration of legal certainty and the pressure of the EU on the abolishment of the cantonal tax status continues.
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Zurich cantonal government is seeking to make Zurich more attractive from a tax perspective

Following the latest discussions on federal level regarding the Corporate Tax Reform III, the Zurich cantonal government decided to reduce its ordinary tax rate from the current 21.1% to 18.2% which is ultimately beneficial to all Zurich companies.
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Corporate Tax Reform III: Switzerland’s tax system remains attractive

On June 14th 2016 the National Council followed the position of the Council of States and a final decision on CTR III was taken. The reform underlines the aim to strengthen Switzerland as a business location, focusing on innovation, value creation and jobs. The law provisions passed are compatible with the current international standards.
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