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.
Moving towards centralization, standardizing operations and using more tax technology solutions: The race to redesign tax operating models is well underway. Executives and tax leaders around the world are driving transformation in general and especially for tax.
The partial reform of the Federal Value Added Tax Law is intended to eliminate the competitive disadvantages of Swiss companies. The changes will come into effect on 1 January 2018. Which sectors are affected, and what are the implications for foreign companies that have business activities in Switzerland?