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Accounting for virtual currencies

Accounting principles for virtual currencies in Switzerland, regarding the blockchain technology, categories of tokens and the incorporation of companies using cryptocurrencies as capital contributions.

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New guidelines for tax deductions related to equity incentive costs

The Swiss Federal Tax Administration has issued a circular letter containing guidelines for tax deductions related to the costs of equity incentives. Find out what these new regulations are and if they are applied by all Swiss cantons.

 

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Switzerland – Germany double tax treaty

The most important provisions of the Switzerland - Germany double tax treaty for German investors and entrepreneurs doing business in Switzerland.

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VAT and UID number in Switzerland

Requirements for companies and businesses that are obligated to register for VAT and UID number in Switzerland. Business identification in Switzerland.

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Dividend tax in Switzerland

Taxes in Switzerland are levied at federal, cantonal and local level. Dividends and interests are a subject of the withholding tax, at a rate of 35%, however the withholding tax can be deducted in full, under certain conditions. 

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Corporate tax reform measures announced in Switzerland

In June 2016, the Swiss parliament passed the final corporate tax reform package meant to strengthen Switzerland as a competitive business location for foreign companies or entrepreneurs. The tax reform plan (CTR III) includes several tax reform measures related to the federal and cantonal tax laws. 

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