Tax

Becoming a Swiss citizen: What the upcoming changes to the Swiss Citizen Act mean for you

Recent amendments to the Swiss Citizen Act aim to facilitate the application process and reduce cantonal discretion as of 1 January 2018. One major change: Application will be restricted to C-permit holders as residents holding a B-permit will no longer qualify for naturalization.
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Swiss immigration: recent developments and outlook 2018

Looking back at 2017 and forward to 2018, I offer an overview of the latest developments and outline some recommendations for navigating Switzerland’s immigration laws and admission practice. It’s clear employers will have to review recruitment processes before the ‘Stop Mass Immigration’ plan takes effect in July 2018.
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US Tax Reform: What can Swiss groups expect as reform is close to finalization

It's highly likely that the enactment of the most significant US Tax Reform since 1986 is just around the corner. How will the final reform affect Swiss groups? Here’s a short overview of the latest developments and their potential impact.
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How ‘Stop Mass Immigration’ may impact your recruiting process in 2018

The media describes the current 'Stop Mass Immigration' initiative implementation plan as 'light' or even 'super light'. But, is it really so light? Actually, it looks like the initiative affects far more employers than initially assumed.
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US Tax Reform: Implications for U.S. expatriates

In our series of blogs on U.S. Tax Reform, we have focused on the emerging corporate tax issues for non-U.S. headquartered, multinationals with operations in the U.S. In this article, we consider the potential implications for U.S. Expatriates and companies sending employees on assignment to the U.S.
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Vaud confirms massively lower corporate tax rates

The legislative roadmap released by the Vaud Council of State on 1 November 2017 confirms a substantially reduced corporate tax rate of 13.79% in the canton of Vaud as of 1 January 2019, irrespective of the Federal Tax Proposal 17 currently under way.
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