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Move registered office to canton with lower tax rates? But then do it properly!
Government and business gave a sigh of relief in Switzerland on 19 May. The Swiss voters had adopted the federal law on tax reform and the financing of state pensions …
Obligation to cooperate in the case of estimates of payments abroad
Basically, facts that lead to an increase in tax are to be proved by the tax authorities and tax-reducing matters by the taxable person. This Federal Court decision concerned a …
Inventory of objects worthy of protection
The inventory of objects worthy of protection is a reference inventory. It is used by municipal and cantonal authorities and provides a basis for communal planning and decisions governed by …
Rental income from Airbnb and similar arrangements is taxable
The net income from these rental arrangements must be declared on your tax return under “Other taxable income”.
Caution when dealing with competitors
If competitors implicitly coordinate their business conduct with each other, they run the risk of triggering an investigation.
A new payment slip for Switzerland
As of June 30 2020, domestic payments will be exclusively transacted by means of the respective account number in the IBAN format. Verifying the correctness of the IBAN will minimise errors and increases the speed of transfers. Swiss banks and PostFinance intend to standardise their various payment systems in accordance with the new requirements.
On 1 April 2019, the revised Working Time Regulation comes into force
At the request of the social partners concerned, the Federal Council of Switzerland has had the Working Time Regulation revised by the State Secretariat (SECO). What’s new?
Now’s the time to plan new tax deductions for homeowners!
The Swiss Federal Tax Administration has set out a totally revised set of regulations concerning property expenses. The new legislation specifies the allowable deductions for homeowners and will come into …
Improved protection in case of unjustified debt enforcement
In the future, anyone falling victim to unjustified debt enforcement will be able to ensure that third parties cannot find out about the enforcement action. The Swiss Federal Council adopted …
Deductibility of reimbursements for education and training costs
The deductibility of reimbursements for education and training costs is clearly regulated.
The right to one’s own image
Before posting images of employees on a company website, it is necessary to obtain the consent of the individuals concerned. It is currently in vogue to include a photo of …
When asset managers make losses
The Federal Supreme Court has decided that an asset management company shall compensate two of their clients for the damage incurred by their investments.
Properly documenting large cash transactions
Unless the existence of a cash loan can be proven, the loan amount becomes taxable.
New regulation for profit tax for legal entities pursuing “ideational purposes”
For profits above the exemption limit, tax liability exists irrespective of whether or not a legal entity fulfills the criterion of “ideational purpose”.
Compulsory financial assistance for family members
People with above-average financial circumstances who can be reasonably expected to support the needy may be required to provide compulsory financial assistance for their family members. But what is considered “above-average” income and wealth?
What is a simulated loan?
A simulated loan has specific identifying features. It is tax-relevant on both the debtor and lender side.
Increased quotas for employed persons from third countries and service providers from the EU/EFTA
The Swiss Federal Council continues to respond to the sustained demand within the economy for workers and specialists from third countries and the EU/EFTA.
Correct taxation for cryptocurrency
The cantons of Zurich, Lucerne and Zug have published practical advice on this subject, albeit with different opinions in terms of the assessment method.
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