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.
Home office and the cross-border commuter agreement with Italy
Today, around 85,000 Italian residents work in the border cantons of Ticino, Grisons and Valais. The cross-border commuter agreement concluded with Italy is of great importance especially for the canton of Ticino with its approximately 75,000 cross-border commuters, of which around 66,000 are considered cross-border commuters within the meaning of the agreement.
Cross-border commuter regulation Switzerland-Liechtenstein
The double taxation agreement between Switzerland and Liechtenstein contains a special rule for cross-border commuters, according to which the income from employment earned in the State of activity is allocated to the State of residence for taxation. If, on the other hand, an employee in a cross-border context does not meet the criteria established for cross-border commuters, the earned income is allocated for taxation to the State of activity and the State of residence on a pro rata basis in accordance with the general principles. Against this background, employers who employ cross-border commuters from Liechtenstein or Switzerland have different clarification and declaration obligations.
FDF publishes first report on cantonal measures in connection with the implementation of the OECD minimum tax
On August 8, 2023, the FDF published the first report on the expected impact of the implementation of the OECD minimum tax on the individual cantons as well as the planned measures of the individual cantons as of May 31, 2023.
Cross-border commuter agreement with Italy has entered into force
On July 19, 2023, SIF announced that the new cross-border commuter agreement with Italy and an amending protocol to the DTA entered into force on July 17, 2023. The provisions are applicable as of January 1, 2024.
Memorandum of Understanding between Switzerland and France
On July 6, 2023, SIF announced that Switzerland and France have agreed on a common interpretation of the 10-day rule for business trips that qualify as home offices under the December 22, 2022 Memorandum of Understanding.
Switzerland and France sign an additional agreement to the bilateral double taxation agreement
On June 27, 2023, an additional agreement to the bilateral DTA was signed in Paris, which contains new and permanent taxation rules for home office income.
Federal Council adopts dispatch on the amendment of the double taxation agreement with the United Arab Emirates
On May 4, 2022, the Federal Council adopted the Dispatch on the Protocol of Amendment to the DTA with UAE.
Entry into force of the Protocol of Amendment to the DTA with Armenia
According to SIF's notification, the Protocol of Amendment to the DTA with Armenia entered into force on May 2, 2023. Most of the amendments are applicable as of January 1, 2024.
Switzerland and Slovenia sign Protocol of Amendment to DTA
On May 30, 2023, Switzerland and Slovenia signed an amendment protocol to the DTA. The protocol contains an abuse provision in the form of a PPT clause.
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.
Current cases on intercantonal and international corporate tax law (2023)
Workshop on intercantonal and international corporate tax law by René Matteotti and Philipp Betschart on the occasion of the ISIS seminar "Corporate Tax Law 2023" on June 19/20, 2023.