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The Swiss FDEA releases data on lump-sum taxation The Contribution Division of the Federal department of Economic Affairs (FDEA) has released data  relating to those individuals that have chosen taxation according to worldwide living expenditure (also called lump-sum or global taxation) in Canton Ticino. This survey, carried out every two years, monitors the number of...
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Brazil issues the decree implementing the double taxation agreement with Switzerland On 9 June 2021, the Brazilian Government issued Decree No. 10,714/2, which concludes the ratification process of the double taxation treaty between Brazil and Switzerland. The new DTA, which will come into force from 1 January 2022, promotes economic relations between Brazil and Switzerland....
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EU to re-assess tax information exchange agreements The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) asked EU Member States to re-assess their tax information exchange agreements (TIEA) with third countries in order to evaluate their compliance with taxpayers’ privacy rights and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This request follows concerns raised in Austria, France, Luxembourg and...
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Brazil ratifies DTA with Switzerland On 24 February 2021, the Brazilian Senate passed Bills Nos. 203, 650, and 667, to ratify the protocol for the elimination of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance between Brazil and Switzerland, Singapore and the UAE. Switzerland and Brazil had already signed the agreement in May...
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Switzerland: the canton of residence of the heirs will be responsible for the collection of inheritance tax The Federal Council, in the meeting of February 3, 2021, amended the ordinance on withholding tax, establishing that from January 1, 2022 the heirs will have to seek the refund of the withholding tax on income from succession...
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The UK seeks legislative freedom by withdrawing from DAC6’s disclosure provisions Following Brexit, the UK government has decided not to proceed with the implementation of the EU’s Council Directive (EU) 2018/822 (DAC6), which involves mandatory disclosure of cross-border tax planning schemes. With the new free trade agreement signed by the UK with the EU, both...
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EU remedies to the inefficiencies of its blacklisting system for tax havens The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recently adopted a resolution introducing changes in the system used to draw up the EU list of tax havens, which up to date was “confusing and ineffective”. The 2017’s list of tax havens drawn up by...
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Outlook after the Swiss tax reform: Zug defends top spot Credit Suisse has announced the release of its Locational Quality Indicator annual study for 2020 that looks into the locational quality of Swiss cantons and regions. The annual Locational Quality Indicator (LQI) was developed in order to measure the attractiveness of the Swiss regions and...
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Switzerland declares Privacy Shield with USA non-compliant In light of the recent case law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the protection of personal data in the context of the Privacy Shield between the US and the EU, Switzerland has been reassessing the conformity of the Privacy Shield to the Federal Act on...
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Taxes payable by cryptocurrency make Switzerland a leader in the implementation of crypto assets Thanks to its collaboration with Bitcoin Swiss, Canton Zug announced that it will accept tax payments by Bitcoin and Ether (for both companies and private individuals) up to an amount of CHF 100.000, starting from February 2021, becoming the first Swiss...
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