Switzerland

Mon, 8 Feb 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland Eyeing Tax Regime Improvements
A group of experts assessing the Swiss tax regime has drawn up an action plan on improving Switzerland's international tax competitiveness.

Fri, 1 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland, Italy Agree Tax Deal For Frontier Workers
On December 23, 2020, Switzerland and Italy signed a new agreement on the taxation of cross-border commuters and an amendment to their existing double taxation agreement.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Germany, Pakistan Ratify The BEPS MLI
Germany and Pakistan have deposited their instrument of ratification with the OECD to bring into force the BEPS multilateral instrument for their networks of tax treaties.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Luxembourg Details BEPS Amendments To Swiss DTA
On November 17, 2020, Luxembourg's tax authority published Circular LG – Conv. DI no. 66, outlining the changes made by the BEPS multilateral instrument (BEPS MLI) to the double tax agreement in place with Switzerland.

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland To Overhaul Domestic Law Governing Double Tax Pacts
The Swiss Federal Council has approved proposed legislative changes to alter how the country interprets double tax agreement provisions.

Mon, 2 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland No Longer Paying Interest On Early Tax Payments
In an October 15, 2020, statement, the Swiss Government announced it will not pay interest on federal taxes paid early.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Cyprus Adds To Guidance On Calculation Of NIDs
The Cyprus Tax Department has released ten-year government bond yield rates for five new territories, to support businesses in calculating claims for Cyprus's Notional Interest Deduction. The rates are for Bermuda, Denmark, Jordan, Portugal, and Swi...

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland To Draft New Customs Tax Act
On September 11, 2020, the Swiss Federal Council launched a consultation on proposals for the total revision of the customs system.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Russia's Cabinet Approves Maltese DTA Amendments
Russia's Government has approved wording for a draft Protocol that it will seek to conclude with Malta, to revise their double tax agreement to increase withholding tax rates at source for cross-border dividends and interest income.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Cyprus, Russia Agree Tax Hike On Cross-Border Dividends, Interest
Russia's Ministry of Finance has announced that it signed a Protocol to amend its double tax agreement with Cyprus on September 8, 2020.

Mon, 7 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: France Extends COVID-19 Tax Deals For Cross-Border Workers
The French Ministry of Finance confirmed on August 31, 2020, that several tax agreements applying to cross-border workers during the COVID-19 crisis have been extended.

Wed, 9 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland To Add Anti-BEPS Provisions To Two Treaties
On August 26, 2020, the Swiss Federal Council ratified a new double taxation agreement with Bahrain and a Protocol to revise its DTA with Kuwait.

Wed, 9 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland Prolongs Exemption For COVID-19 Essentials
The Swiss Government has confirmed it will extend a tax exemption for surface disinfectants in light of COVID-19.

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: US-Swiss Agreement Published On Mandatory Binding Arbitration
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the text of an arbitration agreement between the US and Switzerland, in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-35, published August 24.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Russia Turns Sights To Switzerland, Hong Kong Treaties
Russia's double tax agreements with Hong Kong and Switzerland are next on the radar for authorities in Russia, who are seeking to ensure the country can subject to at least 15 percent withholding tax outbound dividends and interest payments.

Fri, 7 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland Eases VAT Refund Rules For Tourists
Effective August 1, 2020, Switzerland relaxed the rules for tourists seeking to export goods free from tax.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: France Publishes List Of Territories Exempt From CbC Local Filing
On July 20, 2020, the French Government published in the Official Gazette a decree to expand the list of jurisdictions exempt from local filing reporting requirements under the country's country-by-country reporting regime.

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland Adds BEPS Provisions To Three Treaties
Switzerland has signed protocols to its double taxation agreements with Cyprus, Liechtenstein, and Malta to implement minimum standards developed as part of the OECD's BEPS project.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland Relaxes Rules For Tourists' VAT Refunds
Switzerland's Federal Department of Finance is extending the time limit within which tourists can export goods purchased in the country tax free.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Tax-News.com: Switzerland Unlikely To Need Tax Hikes In Response To COVID-19
The Swiss Government is anticipating a shortfall in tax receipts of over CHF5bn in 2020.

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