Vaud launches smartphone compatible tax system

Vaud launches smartphone compatible tax system

Jan. 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 tax

Geneva to vote on abolishing dog tax

Jan. 21, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Next month voters in Geneva will decide whether to abolish the dog tax. 
Fribourg signs Airbnb tax agreement

Fribourg signs Airbnb tax agreement

Jan. 16, 2020, 8:44 a.m.
Fribourg is the latest canton to sign an agreement with Airbnb. 
'Rising star' tax manager arrested under embezzlement suspicions

'Rising star' tax manager arrested under embezzlement suspicions

Jan. 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 Tourism

Introducing the illegal practice of Pizza Tourism

Nov. 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 evasion

Bank information shared with 63 countries to thwart tax evasion

Oct. 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 croissants

Couple fined EUR 20 for having eaten croissants

Oct. 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 10bn

Corporate tax changes could cost Switzerland CHF 10bn

July 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 NGO

FIFA asks to become NGO

June 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-ahead

Corporate tax reform given the go-ahead

May 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 hike

Tobacco smuggling rises over tax hike

April 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 error

Federal Court annuls vote amidst pamphlet error

April 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 Bern

Gilets-Jaune protest flops in Bern

Jan. 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 customers

Online shopping now more difficult for Swiss customers

Jan. 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 rejected

Proposal to levy air transport carbon tax rejected

Dec. 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 refund

Households to receive Billag fee refund

Nov. 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 fine

UBS bank faces EUR 3.7bn tax evasion fine

Nov. 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 Geneva

Super rich tax payers driven out of Geneva

Oct. 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 Gallen

Two times lucky man in Sankt Gallen

Oct. 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 years

Zug may raise tax for the first time in 40 years

Aug. 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 century

Some company records not updated since 19th century

July 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 bust

Changes need to happen to stop pension fund bust

May 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 consumers

VAT cut not being passed on to consumers

May 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 Minister

Tech giants are taxed sufficiently in Switzerland says Minister

April 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...
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