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Tax Proposal 17 – Start of consultation procedure

On 6 September, the Federal Council submitted a recommendation for the Tax Proposal 17 for consultation. Stefan Kuhn offers an overview and critical look at the relevant content of the proposed reform.
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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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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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Switzerland’s attractiveness for multinational corporations at risk

Multinational corporations are in permanent business transformation mode. Many of them have located key value drivers in Switzerland because of the country’s flexibility and stable business environment. But will Switzerland remain attractive as companies seek to transform their business towards fast and sustainable growth?
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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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