How mobile working is changing tax and social security law
The home office has long since become a normal form of work. It enables greater flexibility and thus a better life-work balance, which is why many employees no longer want to do without it. In addition, the home office can also be advantageous for companies: In particular, office space can be reduced, thereby saving on rental costs and energy costs, and employee motivation can be kept high.
Home Office Activity and the Establishment of a Permanent Establishment for Tax Purposes - a Stocktaking
The world of work has changed drastically in the wake of COVID-19. We are talking about the era of "New Work". Many employees now regularly work in a home office at their place of residence in Switzerland, but also at locations worldwide. This article focuses on the question of whether an employee's home office can become a permanent establishment of the company for tax purposes and which aspects need to be considered. Swiss tax law practice has recently been partly controversial and unclear in this regard.
The place of actual administration in intercantonal relations - an assessment of recent case law.
The place of actual administration is becoming increasingly important in intercantonal relations. If a legal entity moves its statutory seat to another canton, the canton of departure examines the substance available in the canton of arrival. The relevant external objective criteria are office premises, staff and fixed network connection. The business activity, and thus the subjective content of the management as such, are given too little consideration. This problem is to be demonstrated once again on the basis of three recent court decisions.
Combating the misuse of letterbox companies
On 22 December 2021, the European Commission published a draft directive to combat the abusive use of letterbox companies within the EU. The directive, which is to be classified under ATAD III, imposes reporting obligations on letterbox companies and leads to the loss of tax benefits if certain substance criteria are not met.
Compensation paid by Swiss companies to foreign directors
This video provides information on the possible tax and social security implications of a board of directors resident in an EU country in the case of a Swiss company limited by shares if the board of directors is also self-employed in its country of residence.
FTA publishes tax statistics for individuals and legal entities 2019
On November 3, 2022, the FTA published the 2019 tax statistics.
FTA publishes interest rates for direct federal tax 2023
On October 13, 2022, the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) published the - unchanged - interest rates for the 2023 direct federal tax:
Update of the areas of application for tax relief
On October 10, 2022, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) adopted an amendment to the "Ordinance of the EAER on the Determination of the Municipalities Included in the Areas of Application for Tax Relief" for the purpose of updating the areas of application for tax relief under regional policy.
Withholding tax: application of the limitation periods for refunds
On September 13, 2022, the FTA published a notice regarding limitation periods for the claim for refund of withholding tax in case of informal rejection (without issuance of a formal decision) of refund applications.
Federal Council opens consultation on ordinance on minimum taxation of large corporate groups
On August 17, the Federal Council opened the consultation on the Ordinance on the Minimum Taxation of Large Corporate Groups (Minimum Taxation Ordinance, MindStV).
Date for referendum on the revision of the Withholding Tax Act
The Federal Council has set the date for the referendum on the amendment of 17 December 2021 to the Federal Act on Withholding Tax (Withholding Tax Act, ITA) (strengthening the debt capital market) for 25 September.
Maritime shipping companies should be able to be taxed on the basis of tonnage
On 4 May 2022, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the Federal Tonnage Tax Act.
Management buy-in and buy-out for partnerships
Workshop by Ruth Bloch-Riemer and Olivier Margraf on the occasion of the ISIS) seminar on November 16, 2022, entitled "Tax aspects of business succession".
Intra-family succession against payment and without payment
Workshop by Alexandra Hirt on the occasion of the ISIS) seminar on November 16, 2022 entitled "Tax Aspects of Business Succession".
tax due diligence
Workshop by Marco Gehrig on the occasion of the ISIS) seminar on November 16, 2022 entitled "Tax aspects of business succession".