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Switzerland Social Security: Contribution rates as of 1 January 2022

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The Swiss social security contributions as of 1 January 2022 remain unchanged in comparison to 2021.

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Posted on 6/12/2021 | 0 Comments

Who needs expats?

2021-11-29_11-23-13Our response to the Economist article ‘Who needs expats?’ published on 18 September 2021.

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Posted on 30/11/2021 | 0 Comments

Global Mobility Trends Report - 2021

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Not least of all due to the significant changes heralded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of work has been disrupted and new business and organisational models and patterns are emerging. This is particularly so in the area of global mobility.

Deloitte has carried out keynote research, interviewed global talent leaders and analysed boarder business and human capital developments in reaching the insights incapsulated in our Autumn Global Mobility Report 2021.

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Posted on 18/10/2021 | 0 Comments

Join the virtual Immigration Academy on 2 November 2021

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Join this year’s virtual Immigration Academy on Tuesday, 2 November 2021 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will provide updates and discuss the latest developments in the field of immigration and remote working.

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Posted on 13/10/2021 | 0 Comments

Brexit: Switzerland and the United Kingdom provide insights into recently negotiated bilateral Social Security Convention

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On 11 August 2021 the Swiss Federal Council approved a new social security convention between Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It was officially signed by the Federal Council on 9 September and its provisional application was accepted by the Swiss parliamentary commissions. It is intended to apply this new convention provisionally from 1 November 2021, subject to the approval of the UK competent authorities. The new convention will enter into force definitively once both countries have ratified it.

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Posted on 12/10/2021 | 0 Comments

Deloitte is Swiss Tax Firm of the Year and Swiss Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year for the 9th time

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The International Tax Review (ITR), is a world recognised authority and publisher for tax professionals in industry, government, private practice and research and have just awarded Deloitte Switzerland with the accolades of being the Swiss Tax Firm of the Year and the Swiss Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year for the 9th time.

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Posted on 14/09/2021 | 0 Comments

Frontier workers: Swiss Government adopts new agreement with Italy

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On 11th August 2021, the Swiss Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the new frontier workers` agreement between Switzerland and Italy. The agreement significantly improves the current regulation on the taxation of frontier workers. It also contributes to maintaining good bilateral relations between the two countries and resolves a political impasse which lasted more than five years.

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Posted on 23/08/2021 | 0 Comments

Brexit: A new social security agreement between Switzerland and the United Kingdom is approved by the Swiss government

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On 11 August 2021 the Swiss Federal Council approved a new social security agreement between Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This new agreement is important for ensuring and simplifying the coordination of social security systems of both states due to the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

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Posted on 13/08/2021 | 0 Comments

Remote working: The road to the future

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Whether your employees have been “working at home”, “remote working” or setting up a “home office”, significant challenges have arisen from the new working norms.

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Posted on 13/07/2021 | 0 Comments

New entry regulations for Switzerland as of 26 June 2021

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As of 26 June 2021, the rules on entering Switzerland have been relaxed. The entry restrictions and health-related measures at the border now focus on individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Anyone who can provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated can enter Switzerland, when coming from a country mentioned on the list of SEM risk countries. In addition, individuals entering Switzerland from a country that is not on the FOPH-List (the list of countries with a variant of concern provided by the Federal Office of Public Health) are no longer required to quarantine. Only people arriving by plane are still required to take a test, but even this requirement does not apply to anyone who has been fully vaccinated or who has recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection.

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Posted on 2/07/2021 | 0 Comments