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Switzerland is amending its tax legislation in order to adapt to the latest international developments. David Ryser and Lisa Airoldi of Tax Partner AG – Taxand Switzerland provide an overview of the improvements in the Swiss tax system that will further strengthen the attractiveness of Switzerland as an investment and business location.
The Swiss financial centre offers the expertise and access to the financial markets required for financing activities and is the headquarters for many international groups. Rolf Wüthrich and Noëmi Kunz-Schenk of burckhardt discuss the proposed changes being made to the legal framework that will further strengthen the financing activities of groups in Switzerland.
The change of status from privileged to ordinary taxation can already be envisaged before a revised version of the Corporate Tax Reform III (CTR III) enters into force. Fabian Duss and Marc Dietschi of ADB Altorfer Duss & Beilstein explore this possibility and outline why it could prove beneficial for businesses.
The term “substance” in the tax practice can have very different meanings. Peter Brülisauer of Deloitte discusses how it is of fundamental importance for the purposes of a substance-based analysis.
The Federal Administrative Court recently rendered its judgment in a case that might cause substantial headaches to companies supplying goods to Switzerland. Laurent Lattmann and Désirée Högger of Tax Partner AG – Taxand Switzerland explain the relevant aspects of this case and the potential fallout if this judgment is upheld by the Federal Supreme Court.
Swiss taxpayers will gain some welcome tax repayments from the government after amendments to the Federal Withholding Tax Act (WHTA) entered into force. Olivier Eichenberger of KPMG Switzerland discusses the changes.