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Switzerland News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

EU, Switzerland To Link Emissions Trading Systems

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The European Commission and the Swiss Federal Council have each approved proposals to link their emissions trading systems, meaning formal signature of a new agreement could take place by the end of the year.Read Full Story


Swiss Tax Planners Agree US Non-Prosecution Agreement

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Swiss asset management firm Prime Partners has entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the US Attorney's Office, under which it will pay a USD5bn settlement.Read Full Story



German Prosecutors Investigating Swiss Tax 'Spies'

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

German prosecutors have followed up the arrest of an individual accused of spying on the German tax authorities by reportedly opening an investigation into a further three individuals supposedly linked to the Swiss intelligence agency, the NDB.Read Full Story


Switzerland, Belgium To Begin Exchanging Tax Info

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Swiss Federal Council has announced that an information exchange amendment to the double tax agreement with Belgium has entered into force. Read Full Story



ECJ Adviser Rules Against French Citizen's Exit Tax Challenge

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, August 3, 2017

An Advocate General to the European Court of Justice has opined that a French citizen cannot rely on the agreement between France and Switzerland on freedom of movement to avoid France's exit tax.Read Full Story


Switzerland, Ecuador Sign DTA Protocol

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Switzerland and Ecuador have signed a protocol to their double taxation agreement that will introduce new provisions for the exchange of information. Read Full Story