Michaela Merz


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The judge – a story I was told last week


After she left school Jana studied law. Somehow she became a judge. A divorce in the morning, then an inheritance dispute, after lunch a quarrel between neighbours and to close the day another divorce.

She lived with her friend, Karl, in his large house, liked going to the cinema and the theatre, read a lot and like walking through the neighbouring wood as it got dark. They had no children. It was a good relationship, one got used to the faults and with time became tolerant towards the weaknesses of the other. 20 years passed in a flash. Continue reading


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EU – Are you ready to monitor cross-border tax arrangements? You better be – less than 10 days to go


The EU’s new comprehensive reporting regime will go live on 25 June 2018. The EU’s directive (commonly referred to as DAC6) has been officially adopted by the EU and has been published in the Official Journal of the EU on June 5. Continue reading


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Invitation: PwC Webinar „How do the new Swiss VAT rules affect my organisation?”


You may be aware that imminent changes in the law governing Swiss VAT (value-added tax) are set to have a major impact on businesses in both Switzerland and abroad. The main change for foreign companies relates to the VAT registration requirement: Continue reading


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Eastman Chemical: VAT Analyst


Do you want to work in a dynamic international team where no day is the same? Are you looking for a challenging environment where you can work on your personal development every day? And are you or do you want to become a VAT specialist for no less than 18 countries? Welcome to Eastman Chemical… Continue reading


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Data analytics – PwC Switzerland’s position paper “Business Booster: Data Analytics”


Data and big data have been a hot topic for a while. The increased spread of the Internet in the past decades generated a wealth of data, which can be of tremendous value and it is essentially a new asset class for businesses, if utilized properly.

Data-savvy businesses are using data analytics to increase the speed and quality of their decision making process. Continue reading