Switzerland – Increase in Swiss VAT rates as from the 1st of January 2024

On 25 September 2022, the AHV 21 reform was adopted in Switzerland to secure the financing of the AHV until 2030.

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Switzerland – US contribution to the tax base in Switzerland

In response to the corona crisis, the US passed the Coronavirus Aid; relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ).

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Switzerland : change in the definition of electronic supply

The Swiss VAT Authority has amended the VAT brochure number 13 on electronic supplies of service and telecommunications.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb – Switzerland Controller Position

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.Read More »

Switzerland – Event organiser abroad / COVID-19 situation / think tax

Article written by Olivier Comment

The COVID-19 situation drastically changes the business especially within the frame of events. Since physical events are now forbidden, some organisations consider to adapt the set-up of the event to comply with the current measures by implementing a virtual event instead. 

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Switzerland – Federal Customs Administration supports companies in COVID-19 crisis

On 23 March 2020, the Federal Customs Administration officially published a set of measures to support companies affected by the coronavirus during this challenging time. The package is especially focused on simplifications regarding payment settlement and operational customs clearing handling for specific types of goods and professional groups.

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Swiss pensions and COVID-19: funds are affected, but can also help employers

Many of our clients have been asking for, or are concerned about, the impact of COVID-19 on their Swiss pension funds. In our view, other than some tactical asset allocation decisions, there’s no need for panic.

The short-term will bring some pain through investment returns and lower interest rates, but the challenge for Swiss pension funds remains one for the long-term.

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Switzerland – Measures for Zug’s economy

Corona virus: Canton of Zug extends a safety net for Zug businesses.

Switzerland, and thus also Canton Zug finds itself in an extraordinary situation. With the various restrictive measures taken by the Confederation to combat the coronavirus, the population and businesses of Zug are confronting a major endurance test.

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Switzerland – Emergency cash tax points for Swiss companies and groups

As a company operating or a group headquartered in Switzerland, you should consider the following short-term measures (in Switzerland and abroad) to protect your global cash tax position in these unprecedented times.

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Switzerland – Liquidity buffer in the tax area and for federal suppliers

Businesses should have the possibility to extend payment periods without having to pay interest on overdue payments.

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