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Sanctions are more than just a trend and sanction compliance is now a new reality for Swiss businesses. While authorities and businesses in the US and the EU have gained experience on these topics over the last decades, the Swiss market has only recently started adapting to the ever-changing geo-political and sanction landscape.
Join our insightful upcoming VAT Hybrid breakfast event on 16 November in Zurich and/or follow-up apéro on 23 November in Geneva
We would like to invite you to our upcoming VAT Breakfast Event which will provide an update on recent Swiss and international VAT developments and upcoming changes. The event will take place on Wednesday 16 November 2022 in our Zurich office as well as online.
Join our Financial Services tax webinar on 9 November 2022 at 08:30 to discuss legislative developments, court cases and practice
We would like to invite you to our half yearly webinar where we provide key updates and discuss recent tax developments that are important for the financial services industry on Wednesday 9 November 2022 at 08:30.
Public Vote Confirmed Swiss VAT Rate Increase and Rejected the Reform of Withholding Tax – What’s ahead?!
VAT rate changes in Switzerland are quite common, mainly to finance “governmental projects”. The last VAT rate change took place in 2018. Based on our past experiences, we would generally expect the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (“SFTA”) to set transition rules covering both the tax point and resulting invoicing, as well as reporting rules. The key aspects mentioned hereinafter (subject to final publication and confirmation) will have to be considered from VATable persons in Switzerland.
The next generation of global trade automation has arrived in the new SAP GTS, Edition for HANA (E4H). Are you aware of the new solution and its capabilities? What are the key benefits and implementation options? How can the new system support your transition from e-dec to Passar?
The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army and the continuing destruction of the country have triggered strong reactions from most Western countries, who have imposed increasingly strict sanctions on Russia and Belarus.
The situation is evolving rapidly and the latest sanctions by the EU are some of the most extensive ever adopted. Switzerland has followed suit and adopted most of the EU’s measures. The sanctions now affect a large number of individuals and entities, the financial sector as well as trade in goods and services. Companies dealing with Russian and Belarusian business partners face a legally complex and risky landscape.
Join our 2022 hybrid VAT breakfast event on Wednesday, 30 March at 8.00am (CEST), where we will focus on VAT audits, year-end financial closing and indirect tax cash optimisation.
About the event
We are excited to be hosting events in person again, and for the first time our VAT Breakfast Event will take place in a unique hybrid format. You will have the option to attend in-person in Zurich or Geneva with presentations streaming from both locations. Alternatively, you will also have the option to attend online.
New webinar date - Practical implications on the Pillar 1 & 2 policy solutions developed by the OECD
The much anticipated, updated model rules relating to Pillar 2 have now been published by the OECD on Monday, 20 December. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that our Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 webinar will take place on Wednesday, 12 January from 16:00-17:30.
On 20 December 2021, the G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS ("inclusive framework") published Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy Global Anti-Base Erosion Model Rules (Pillar Two) ("model rules"). This follows on from the Statement on a Two-Pillar Solution to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy, agreed by more than 135 of its members on 8 October 2021.
Since 2017, the 141 member countries of the inclusive framework have developed a "two-pillar" approach to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy: addressing nexus and profit allocation challenges ("Pillar One") and global minimum tax rules ("Pillar Two").
The long-awaited model rules provide more clarity on the future of a global minimum tax rate. Although the model rules have now been published and confirm the key parameters, further clarification on certain aspects is still required. Additional details shall be provided in a commentary that is expected to be published by the OECD by the end of January 2022.