Michaela Merz


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France – reduction of the VAT threshold for distance sales as from 1 January 2016 suggested


On 30 September 2015 the French government presented the draft of the Finance Act for 2016. The most interesting piece seems to be reduction of  the VAT threshold for distance sales made in France by a supplier established in another EU Member State from EUR 100’000 to EUR 35’000 (article 3 of the Bill).
This needs to be confirmed as the draft will be discussed in the coming months.

For further details please contact my colleague from PwC Geneva: Patricia More / patricia.more@ch.pwc.com / +41 58 792 9507


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A day in Milano


I did not want to go by train because I cannot work in the train. The flight to Milano is short, the airport clean and clearly laid out. However I am not willing to pay EUR 90 for a taxi drive to the city, the train ticket Zurich-Milano costs less. So I take the train. It is difficult to buy a ticket because of the 4 ticket machines, two don’t work. The queues are accordingly long and I miss my connection. Continue reading