The definition of turnover according to the Minimum Tax Ordinance
According to the Minimum Tax Ordinance (MindStV), business units belonging to Switzerland are subject to Swiss supplementary tax if they belong to a group of companies with a turnover of at least EUR 750 million. The concept of turnover as a central prerequisite for subjective tax liability is only rudimentarily regulated in the ordinance. This article examines this concept from different perspectives with reference to various OECD/G20 documents and identifies open questions.
Taxation of spouses in international relations - tax segregation issues
In the zsis) issue of November 2019, the authors dealt with tax law stumbling blocks in the taxation of spouses in international relationships. In this article, they have focused on the tax segregation of international spouses. On the basis of a test scheme with three questions, they show that a systematic procedure is essential for correct tax segregation and that there is still a need for action here on the part of the assessment authority and the courts.
Taxation of employees in the case of cross-border work in the home office
Sarah Bühler, René Matteotti and Peter Vogt address the taxation of international employees and their home office activities. They provide an overview of the existing regulations and pay particular attention to the cross-border commuter agreements with Switzerland's neighboring countries.
Implications of the home office for cross-border commuters between Switzerland and Germany
Working from home has become much more important due to the Corona pandemic. Many employers have found that working from home has proven successful and have introduced regulations that enable mobile working. This also affects cross-border commuters between Germany and Switzerland. A variety of tax regulations, especially in the DTA D-CH, as well as consequences under social security law must be taken into account.
Introduction of the OECD/G20 minimum taxation on January 1, 2024
On December 22, 2023, the Federal Council decided to levy the supplementary tax in Switzerland from January 1, 2024.
Memorandum of Understanding on the DTA between Switzerland and Liechtenstein
The State Secretariat for International Financial Matters SIF has announced the conclusion of a new Memorandum of Understanding between Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Switzerland and Angola sign a double taxation agreement
On November 30, 2023, Switzerland and Angola signed an agreement to avoid double taxation (DTA) in the area of taxes on income.
Consultation opened on lowering the tax-free limit for travel
In implementation of the 19.3975 Motion FK-N "Improving tax justice in the flow of goods in local border traffic", the FDF is planning to reduce the tax-free limit for goods in tourist traffic from CHF 300 to CHF 150 per person. The consultation on this has been opened.
Memoranda of Understanding between Switzerland and Italy - Telework 2023 / 2024-2025
On November 28, 2023, the SIF reported that the competent authorities in Italy and Switzerland had concluded two memoranda of understanding.
Entry into force of the Protocol of Amendment to the DTA with Tajikistan
According to the SIF, the Protocol of Amendment to the DTA with Tajikistan entered into force on 2 November 2023 and is generally applicable from that date.
Federal Council adopts dispatch on the supplementary agreement to the DTA with France
On 22 November 2023, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the approval and implementation of an additional agreement to the DTA with France, which regulates in particular the taxation of cross-border teleworking to the extent of up to 40% of working hours per year.
Special issues in trust and foundation structures
Workshop on "Special Issues in Trust and Foundation Structures" by Andrea Opel and Stefan Oesterhelt on the occasion of the ISIS seminar "Structuring Private Assets by Means of Trusts or Foundations" on October 31, 2023.
Workshop on "Cross-border Restructuring" by Patrick Schmid and Thomas Hug on the occasion of the ISIS seminar "Corporate Restructuring" on August 29, 2023.
ISIS) seminar folder "Corporate Restructuring" (2023)
Case studies, detailed solution notes and slides: Here you will receive all documents of the individual workshops according to the following content description from the ISIS)-Seminar "Corporate Restructuring" of August 29, 2023 under the direction of René Schreiber.