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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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March 2019

March 2019 Switzerland has concluded free trade agreements with various states, simplifying access to international markets. Swiss companies can export goods with customs tariff privileges (so-called preferential tariffs) into the countries of destination exempt from duty or at reduced tariff…

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February 2019

February 2019 In our July 2018 newsletter, we looked at the new Swiss VAT obligations for the e-commerce business that were to come into force from 1 January 2019. We want to explain again today when the tax obligations for…

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January 2019

January 2019 Anyone who deals with VAT knows how complicated the EU VAT system is. The European Union is planning to simplify the system. The first updates will apply from 2020 at the latest. Download - New EU VAT system…

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December 2018

December 2018 The security of international goods and service supply chains, as well as the associated statutory requirements for cross-border freight traffic, is an ongoing point of discussion – especially after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Numerous countries have…

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November 2018

November 2018 Under certain conditions, EU directives can also take direct effect, as happened in a legal case in Germany with regard to Art. 307 of the VAT system directive (Separate regulation for travel agents). The question was if recipients…

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September 2018

September 2018 In our August edition of vat‘s important, we described how important it is to know and keep track of your supply chain. However, for companies that operate internationally, this is easier said than done. How can I make…

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