Michaela Merz

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Charity run on the Platzspitz

730624_web_r_k_b_by_lupo_pixelio-deI am convinced that people need movement just as they need food. Without movement one becomes weak and it is no longer possible to function. Without food one dies, as one also does without movement, only perhaps it takes a bit longer than 3 weeks.

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Italy – e-invoice VAT assessments as from 1 of January 2017

PwC_Rep_Italy_Rome_MB_005.jpgItaly is to offer a voluntary e-invoice/e-reporting regime to tax payers from 1 January 2017 also for B2B and B2C transactions (indeed, a similar system is already in place for B2G transaction). The measure is designed to reduce VAT fraud and simplify reporting. According to the Legislative Decree no. 127/2015, new rules related to business-to-business e-invoicing and e-Submission will apply. Continue reading

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Liechtensteinischen Steuerkonferenz 2016 (Vaduz und Zürich)

steuerkonferenzAm 29. November findet in Vaduz (ganztags) und am 30. November in Zürich die Liechtensteinische Steuerkonferenz 2016 statt.

An der diesjährigen Liechtensteinischen Steuerkonferenz werden Neuigkeiten und aktuelle Entwicklungen im liechtensteinischen Steuerrecht analysiert und diskutiert. Continue reading

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Digitalization of the Tax Environment

digitalizationIt is not a surprise that the whole world is getting more and more digital, but it is important to acknowledge that so are also the tax authorities in   requirements they now set forth towards taxpayers. Continue reading

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Beyond Excel – Why Risk Spreadsheets in a World of Integrated Tax Technology?

Man using electronics or a KindlePwC_Rep_USA_NYC_JFB_042316_168.jpgPwC Switzerland – Your single point of contact for tax technology

Going digital?
Today’s tax environment is often strangely disconnected: On the one hand, tax specialists use smart phones, social media and ERP systems both privately and professionally. On the other hand, most tax functions still rely heavily on Excel spreadsheets. Continue reading

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UBS/PwC new report: Billionaires Insights: Are billionaires feeling the pressure?


– Total billionaire wealth declined by USD 300 billion to USD 5.1 trillion while average billionaire wealth fell from USD 4.0 billion to USD 3.7 billion due to headwinds such as the transfer of assets within families, commodity price deflation and an appreciating US dollar

  • – Europe has the greatest number of multi generational billionaires at 182 (54%), and they have proven to be the most resilient at preserving their fortunes. The US has 175 (33%) multi-generational billionaires and APAC has 76 (15%)
  • – For the first time in 10 years, the average wealth of self-made US billionaires surpassing the average wealth of US billionaires with inherited fortunes (USD 4.5 billion vs USD 4.3 billion).

– Led by China, Asia created one billionaire nearly every three days accounting for over half of new billionaires in 2015


Do you want to know more. Please read for further details HERE.