Switzerland

Dynamisme de l’investissement immobilier genevois 2016

Qui étaient les investisseurs immobiliers les plus actifs sur le marché genevois en 2016 et quelles sont les catégories de biens les plus vendues? En ce début de printemps 2017, KPMG Real Estate est heureux de vous proposer son analyse du marché de l’investissement genevois 2016.
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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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US Tax Reform: what to expect for Swiss groups and IHQ?

The timing of enactment is anyone’s guess. Based on President’s Trump statements and the fact that the tax reform is very high on the priorities list of the Republican Party, things may move forward rapidly. A draft bill could be released by The House of Representatives within the next month or two.
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AEoI’s impact on collective investment schemes and asset managers

If you’re involved in collective investment schemes, you must carefully assess whether you have to fulfil any AEoI obligations. If an entity qualifies as reporting financial institution, it’s important to carry out reporting but also due diligence procedures to identify all reportable persons.
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FinSA: First result of treatment by Economic Commission of the Swiss National Council

The Economic Commission of the Swiss National Council started discussing the FinSA at the end of January 2017. So far, the Commission has treated the first 10 articles of the act. However the controversial question whether insurance companies should remain in the scope of the FinSA or not has been delayed for the time being.
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Switzerland’s next act: from business hub to world’s digital labor hub

Digital labor is one of the key disrupters impacting global business today. The race is on to find the best location for using digital technology to augment and/or automate the tasks of highly-skilled workers. Already attractive for doing business, Switzerland’s got more than just a head’s start.
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