Michaela Merz


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Work-Life Balance – a myth?


I have three children, since the last millennium a full-time position and a demanding, satisfying job. You could say I have succeeded in finding and living the hotly discussed work-life balance. Continue reading


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Recorded version: Webcast: Data Analytics for Indirect Tax (ITX): Your Journey to Advanced Analytics


The Webinar on Data Analytics for Indirect Tax (ITX) took place end of May.
If you didn’t had the chance to participate, please find HERE the recorded version of this Webinar.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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India – The Government reduces tax rate on 66 items, increases the composition limit from INR 5 million to INR 7.5 million, and finalises accounts and records rules


The Government reduces tax rate on 66 items, increases the composition limit from INR 5 million to INR 7.5 million, and finalises accounts and records rules.

In brief
At its sixteenth meeting, the GST Council decided to reduce the tax rates on 66 items out of the 133 items for which it had received representations. Continue reading


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International Olympic Committee – Tax Manager


The International Olympic Committee is looking for a Tax Manager in Lausanne:

Activity Level:   100%
Entry Date:         As soon as possible
Mission:              As Tax Manager you will supervise, coordinate tax operations and foster efficiency, systemization and discipline in order to mitigate exposures. Continue reading


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Robotic Process Automation: The next step in our Tax Function of the Future journey


Robotic Process Automation (RPA) continues to evolve with new emerging trends and greater impact to the tax function and its processes. RPA can have a significant impact on a Tax organization as a result of its ability to reduce cost and re-direct focus on activities that create value and job satisfaction.

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Der kleine Junge aus Oerlikon


Es war ein unglaublich schöner, warmer Nachmittag im späten Mai. Ich bin langsam zu Fuss nach Hause gegangen. Ein Luxus. Normalerweise hetze ich, um rechtzeitig zu Hause zu sein, aber heute war mein Jüngster mit Kollegen schwimmen und ich wusste er kommt spät. Ich musste mich nicht beeilen. Es wartete niemand auf mich.

Ich überquerte den Marktplatz und beobachtete die blühenden Bäume in ihrer unglaublichen Pracht. Die Luft roch nach einer Mischung aus Lindenblüten, Gräsern und leicht süsslich. Es war überhaupt nicht penetrant sondern einladend und besänftigend. Meine Seele und mein Körper waren in wunderbarem Einklang und ich genoss den Augenblick der Unbeschwertheit.

In diese einzigartige Harmonie drang plötzlich eine schimpfende kindliche Stimme. Der Ton war belehrend, herrisch und fast aggressiv. Die Worte waren grob, verletzend und teilweise sogar vulgär. Continue reading