Vaud launches smartphone compatible tax systemJan. 21, 2020, 10:04 a.m.
Canton Vaud is bringing in a new simplified tax system designed for young people.
Geneva to vote on abolishing dog taxJan. 21, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Next month voters in Geneva will decide whether to abolish the dog tax.
Fribourg signs Airbnb tax agreementJan. 16, 2020, 8:44 a.m.
Fribourg is the latest canton to sign an agreement with Airbnb.
'Rising star' tax manager arrested under embezzlement suspicionsJan. 13, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
A tax office manager in Sankt Gallen – once thought a rising star – has been arrested under suspicion of ...
Introducing the illegal practice of Pizza TourismNov. 14, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
A new term for us to know – Pizza Tourism. And it’s illegal.
Bank information shared with 63 countries to thwart tax evasionOct. 8, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
Switzerland has shared bank account information with 63 countries as part of the agreement to thwart tax evasion.
Couple fined EUR 20 for having eaten croissantsOct. 3, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
A couple from Sankt Gallen are fuming for being fined EUR 20 by German customs officers for having an incorrect recei...
Corporate tax changes could cost Switzerland CHF 10bnJuly 22, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Plans by G20 nations to change corporate tax rules could hit Switzerland – and other countries have been invite...
FIFA asks to become NGOJune 13, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
The world football body FIFA is asking the Swiss government to upgrade its status to a non-governmental body.
Corporate tax reform given the go-aheadMay 20, 2019, 5:48 a.m.
A reform of the corporate tax system in Switzerland, which will remove preferential treatment for multinational firms...
Tobacco smuggling rises over tax hikeApril 29, 2019, 11:08 a.m.
Smuggling hookah tobacco is booming in Switzerland – and the blame is being placed on the federal government.
Federal Court annuls vote amidst pamphlet errorApril 11, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
For the first time in modern history the Federal Court has annulled a popular vote.
Gilets-Jaune protest flops in BernJan. 7, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
A Swiss Gilets-Jaune, or yellow vest, protest failed to get much traction in Bern on Saturday. Only 50 turned up.
Online shopping now more difficult for Swiss customersJan. 4, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
New VAT rules brought in this year means buying goods online is now far more complicated – if possible at all.
Proposal to levy air transport carbon tax rejectedDec. 13, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
The lower house of Parliament has thrown out a proposal to levy a carbon tax on air transport.
Households to receive Billag fee refundNov. 15, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
All households that pay the Billag fee should be getting some money back.
UBS bank faces EUR 3.7bn tax evasion fineNov. 9, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
The bank UBS is facing a massive fine from a French court.
Super rich tax payers driven out of GenevaOct. 12, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Geneva is losing its super rich tax payers, and the canton’s tax regime is being blamed.
Two times lucky man in Sankt GallenOct. 2, 2018, 6:39 a.m.
A man in Sankt Gallen is celebrating after he took a tax rebate of CHF 2,000 – good news in itself – and ...
Zug may raise tax for the first time in 40 yearsAug. 31, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
The canton synonymous with low tax, Zug, could raise taxes for the first time in 40 years.
Some company records not updated since 19th centuryJuly 6, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Some firms in Switzerland haven’t updated their records in the company register since the 19th century.
Changes need to happen to stop pension fund bustMay 8, 2018, 8:05 a.m.
The Swiss President says VAT needs to rise and we have to work for longer to make sure the pension system doesn&rsquo...
VAT cut not being passed on to consumersMay 3, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
We all know that prices are quick to rise – but slow to fall. And this be being shown to be true after VAT in S...
Tech giants are taxed sufficiently in Switzerland says MinisterApril 16, 2018, 6:50 a.m.
The Swiss Finance Minister, Ueli Maurer says the tech giants which have offices in the country are already sufficient...