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Switzerland Consults On Linking With EU Emissions System

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Swiss Federal Council is consulting on proposed changes to the CO2 Ordinance, which would link the Swiss and EU emissions trading systems. Read Full Story

 


EFTA States, Indonesia Ink Trade Deal

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 21, 2018

The European Free Trade Association states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland – and Indonesia have signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which will slash tariffs on a majority of industrial goods. Read Full Story

 


OECD States Tapped VAT, CIT To Achieve Record Revenues In 2017

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 7, 2018

Last year, the tax burden in OECD countries reached its highest level recorded, at 34.2 percent of gross domestic product, up 20 basis points on 2016, largely due to increasing taxes on personal consumption and companies. Read Full Story

 


Swiss Government Signs Off On Tax, Trade Issues

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 30, 2018

Switzerland's Government has recently decided on a number of trade matters and reviewed its plans for changes to how it administers vehicle taxes. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Begins Sharing Tax Data Internationally

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 12, 2018

Switzerland has made its first exchanges under the new international automatic exchange of information framework, the Common Reporting Standard. Read Full Story

 


Icelandic Budget Proposes Income Tax Reform

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Iceland's 2019 Budget includes proposals to increase the personal deduction and index income tax thresholds to the consumer price index. Read Full Story

 


Swiss Gov't Approves BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has approved an OECD multilateral convention designed to prevent BEPS-related abuse of the international tax treaty system. Read Full Story

 


EFTA States Sign New Free Trade Deals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The European Free Trade Association states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway – signed a free trade agreement with Ecuador on June 25, 2018, and upgraded the bloc's existing free trade deal with Turkey. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland To Implement Philippines Trade Deal

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has announced that the free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association and the Philippines will enter into force for Switzerland on June 1. Read Full Story

 


OECD Personal Tax Burden Crept Higher Still In 2017

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, April 27, 2018

Belgium, Denmark, and Germany have the highest personal income tax burdens, at over 35 percent, among OECD countries, according to the latest OECD Taxing Wages report, which says that just over half of countries made small increases to their average personal tax rates last year. Read Full Story

 

 

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