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Publications - 26 03 2020

Newsletter: COVID-19-Short-time work compensation, state: 20.03.16

The Federal Council re-classified the situation in Switzerland as an "extraordinary situation" according to the Epidemics Act. All shops, restaurants, bars as well as entertainment and leisure facilities will be closed until 19 April 2020. Excluded are, among other things, grocery stores and health facilities. For this reason, we would like to point out the possibilities of short-time work. If the work can no longer be carried out (by the employer) due to the coronavirus, it is possible to request compensation for short-time work. Following the most important points for your information ...

Publications - 01 02 2020

March 2020 Newsletter

In this first quarterly issue for 2020, the PKF Worldwide Tax Update newsletter again brings together notable tax changes and amendments from around the world, with each followed by a PKF commentary which provides further insight and information on the matters discussed. PKF is a global network with 400 offices, operating in over 150 countries across our 5 regions, and its tax experts specialise in providing high quality tax advisory services to international and domestic organisations in all our markets.

Publications - 18 10 2019

December 2019 Newsletters

Featured articles in this issue include : - Higher and Supreme Court case law in Austria and Germany - Transfer pricing developments in Botswana, Bulgaria, Mexico, Portugal and the UAE - Digital tax in the Czech Republic and the USA - VAT developments in Hungary, South Africa and the UAE - Double tax treaty updates in Italy, Spain and the USA - Recent comprehensive tax changes in Jamaica, Kenya, Qatar and Switzerland.

Publications - 19 07 2019

PKF International Worldwide Tax Guide 2019-20

The PKF Worldwide Tax Guide 2019/20 (WWTG) is an annual publication that provides an overview of the taxation and business regulation regimes of the world's most significant trading countries. This year’s edition comprises 140 jurisdictions.

Publications - 15 07 2019

September 2019 Newsletters

In this third 2019 quarterly issue, the PKF Worldwide Tax Update newsletter brings together notable tax changes and amendments from around the world...

Publications - 01 06 2019

A1 certificate for cross-border work

Cross-border working by employees and self-employed people is becoming increasingly common as part of the growing trend for globalisation. The Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFM) between Switzerland and the EU member states, which came into force on 1 June 2002, guarantees free movement within the signatory countries for Swiss and EU citizens. The same rules apply to citizens of EFTA countries.

Publications - 15 11 2018

Worldwide Tax Guide 2018

On a country-by-country basis, each summary addresses the major taxes applicable to business; how taxable income is determined; sundry other related taxation and business issues; and the country's personal tax regime. The final section of each country summary sets out the Double Tax Treaty and Non-Treaty rates of tax withholding relating to the payment of dividends, interest, royalties and other related payments.

Publications - 14 11 2018

Doing Business in Switzerland

Download the document "Doing Business in Switzerland" here (50 pages).

Publications - 01 11 2018

Changes in VAT as of 01.01.2019

Thanks to digitisation, numerous processes can be optimised and administrative work can be reduced. For value-added tax (VAT) and withholding tax, settlement with the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) will be offered electronically to simplify matters. Declarations in paper form will soon be completely replaced by online declarations. With this letter we would like to inform you about the online portal "ESTV SuisseTax", thanks to which we will be able to settle all VAT and withholding tax online as of 1 January 2019. Furthermore, we will update you on the forthcoming change with regard to the radio and television fee (RTV) valid from 1 January 2019.

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