Far more than cryptocurrencies ...
The editorial for the focus issue "Blockchain, Crypto and NFTs". In recent years, blockchain technology has caused a stir around the world. In this context, tax law has dealt with blockchain technology primarily in connection with cryptocurrencies. However, the scope of blockchain technology goes far beyond cryptocurrencies.
Taxation of NFTs in the luxury industry - a case study
Non-fungible tokens ("NFTs" for short), i.e. unique cryptographic tokens representing physical or digital value, are currently on everyone's lips - at least since the NFT "Everydays: the First 5000 Days" was auctioned by Christie's in 2021 for USD 69.3 million. Using the NFTs of the watch brand DuBois et fils, which were issued for the first time in 2021, it will be shown how companies in the luxury sector can use NFTs both to market products and to build a close customer relationship, and which tax issues have to be taken into account.
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.
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.
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.
Federal Council opens consultation on expanded loss offsetting
According to parliament, the loss offset period for companies is to be extended from seven to ten years. This is intended to enable companies affected by the Corona pandemic in particular to recover better. The Federal Council has drawn up the legal amendments for this and opened the consultation process at its meeting on June 28, 2023.
Tax-recognized interest rates 2023 for advances or loans in Swiss francs and foreign currencies
On February 7 and 8, 2023, the FTA published the Circulars on Swiss Franc and Foreign Currency Tax Recognized Interest Rates 2023.
Reporting concerning tax relief within the framework of regional policy
According to a media release, at its meeting on February 1, 2023, the Federal Council took note of a report by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) on defining the areas of application for tax relief under regional policy.
FTA announces imputed interest rate on security equity 2023
On January 4, 2023, the FTA announced that the imputed interest rate on the security equity pursuant to the first sentence of Article 25abis(4) of the Tax Act, which is equal to the yield on 10-year federal bonds on the last trading day of the calendar year preceding the beginning of the tax period, is 1.565% for the 2023 tax year.
VST: Changes from January 1, 2023 in the reporting procedure in the group relationship
According to a communication from the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) dated December 23, 2022, the scope of the reporting procedure will be expanded as of January 1, 2023.
FTA publishes circular no. 29c "Capital contribution principle
The FTA published Circular No. 29c "Capital Contribution Principle" on December 23, 2022.
Valuation of shares in personal companies for property tax purposes
Workshop on "Valuation of shares in personal companies for wealth tax" by Remo Keller and Mauro Rezzonico on the occasion of the ISIS seminar "Taxation of shareholder and company in personal companies", September 18-19, 2023.
Workshop on "Monetary Benefits" by Sandro Di Giulio and Noëmie Kunz-Schenk on the occasion of the ISIS seminar "Taxation of Shareholder and Company in Personally Owned Businesses", September 18-19, 2023.
Inheritance and gift tax aspects of business succession
Workshop on "Inheritance and Gift Tax Aspects of Business Succession" by Andrea Opel and Raphael Hemmerle on the occasion of the ISIS seminar "Taxation of Shareholder and Company in Personally Owned Businesses", September 18-19, 2023.