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August 2020

August 2020 It has always been clear that you should not play around with the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (SFTA). But the fact that the SFTA is now intervening in online gaming is completely new - and leads to many…

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June 2020

June 2020 A call from a VAT auditor announcing VAT controls of up to five previous years can concern, unsettle or even panic businesses. „He will dig until he finds something“; this is the general fear of VAT liable businesses.…

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May 2020

May 2020 For a company to be able to meet its current payment obligations, it must be liquid. The liquidity of a company is essential for its continued existence. Especially in economically difficult times, such as those caused by the…

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April 2020

April 2020 Many Swiss groups apply VAT group taxation in order to benefit from the considerable financial advantages resulting from the elimination of taxation of internal turnover. The possibility of group taxation is often discussed much later, after the establishment…

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December 2019

December 2019 - Special Edition Brexit The outcome of yesterday’s general election in the UK was surprising. Prime Minister Boris Johnson won an overall majority for the Tory party with his slogan “Get Brexit done”. So, what are the next…

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November 2019

November 2019 Already in our January vat‘s important we outlined the upcoming changes in the area of EU VAT as of 2020. The new year 2020 is just around the corner. The VAT innovations are now within reach. Download –…

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October 2019

October 2019 The Federal Administrative Court has already ruled several times on the VAT qualification of brokerage services for financial services (see our article of November 2017). The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has lodged a complaint against this decision in…

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July 2019

July 2019 A foreign company supplies and installs a machine in Switzerland. According to past practices of the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (SFTA), this process undeniably qualified as a work contract for supply. The new practice of the SFTA now…

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