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Focus Taxes - Company: Setting up and operating the startup

Focus Taxes - Company: Setting up and operating the startup

The founding of a startup is typically a turbulent process. An existing idea has to be transformed into a business model, the team has to be assembled and ...

How is income from e-sports events taxed?

How is income from e-sports events taxed?

The taxation of income from e-sports events must be determined on a case-by-case basis, as the constellations are manifold.

Reform of the withholding tax – Swiss government initiates consultation

Reform of the withholding tax – Swiss government initiates consultation

Proposal on Swiss withholding tax. Exemption of foreign investors should strengthen the debt market. Loophole for Swiss individuals to be closed.

Cross-border assignments from a social security and tax perspective

Cross-border assignments from a social security and tax perspective

Cross-border assignment of employees to affiliate companies is a useful and common tool for international groups. However, such transfers require early legal clarification, notably from a social security and tax perspective.

Focus on taxes - employees: Participation in the success of the startup

Focus on taxes - employees: Participation in the success of the startup

Employee participation schemes offer start-ups an interesting opportunity to motivate employees. However, an eye needs to be kept on the tax consequences.

Reform of Swiss withholding tax - further details and timetable

Reform of Swiss withholding tax - further details and timetable

Swiss Government keeps safeguarding purposes of Swiss withholding tax. Further details published.

Donations, Sponsoring & Value Added Tax

Donations, Sponsoring & Value Added Tax

Avoiding surprises by taking the value added tax on sponsoring into account at an early stage. A good administration prevents hassle and additional costs.

Information Rights in Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

Information Rights in Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

A decision by the Swiss Federal Administrative Court strengthens the right of third parties in proceedings concerning administrative assistance in tax matters.

Focus Taxes - Investors and Founders: Tax-free Capital Gains

Focus Taxes - Investors and Founders: Tax-free Capital Gains

Founders and investors of startups can realize a tax-free capital gain in Switzerland. However, certain conditions must be met for this to happen.

Reform of withholding tax - Paying agent tax on interest

Reform of withholding tax - Paying agent tax on interest

The Swiss Government favours a paying agent tax for interest and publishes its objectives and key figures for the reform of the withholding tax.

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