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SFTA sets year-end and annual average exchange rates for 2018

The Swiss Federal Tax Authority has published the year-end exchange rates for all currencies as at 31.12.18 together with the annual average exchange rates for 2018. The main year-end exchange rates at a glance.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Lisa Khuu and Maya Spörri Bleisch!

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Social security figures as of January 2019

Social security figures and rates will change in 2019 compared to the previous year.

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Radio and TV fees for businesses from 1 January 2019

From 1 January 2019 the new device-independent fee will be collected from households and undertakings. It replaces the current device-dependent fee, which will be terminated at the end of 2018.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Silvia E. Mathieu.

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Social security figures as of January 2018

Social security figures and rates remain unchanged in 2018 compared to the previous year.

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SFTA sets year-end and annual average exchange rates for 2017

The Swiss Federal Tax Authority has published the year-end exchange rates for all currencies as at 31.12.17 together with the annual average exchange rates for 2017. The main year-end exchange rates at a glance.

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Partial Revision of the Swiss VAT Law as of 1 January 2018

Bern, 25.09.2017 - As a result of the referendum on 24 September 2017 the Federal Decree of 17 March 2017 on Additional Funding for OASI Pensions by increasing the rates of VAT and the Federal Act of 17 March 2017 on the 2020 Pension Reforms were both rejected. Enclosed the most important information at a glance.

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Congratulations on promotions!

We congratulate Simon Bucheli on his promotion to Audit manager and wish him continued success in achieving his business goals.

At the same time we congratulate Olivia De Toffoli on her promotion to Senior trust assistant and Dominik Koch on his promotion to Senior trust assistant

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Praxity Global Tax and Fiscal Conference Lisbon 2017

With five employees the Haussmann Group was yet again represented at the annual Praxity global tax conference, which took place from 11-13 June 2017 in Lisbon.

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Federal Council discusses tax policy agenda and adopts parameters for tax proposal 17

During its meeting on 9 June 2017, the Federal Council discussed the tax policy reform agenda and adopted the parameters for tax proposal 17 (TP17) in the process. It instructed the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) to submit a TP17 consultation draft to it by September. The Federal Council expects to discuss the dispatch on TP17 in spring 2018, together with the dispatch on reforming the taxation of spouses. 

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Congratulations

Simon Bucheli has recently passed the certification course “The limited statutory examination”. This further enhances our expertise in the audit field.

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SFTA sets year-end and annual average exchange rates for 2016

The Swiss Federal Tax Authority has published the year-end exchange rates for all currencies as at 31.12.16 together with the annual average exchange rates for 2016. The main year-end exchange rates are as follows:

1 EUR = 1.072000 CHF

1 USD = 1.016354 CHF

1 GBP = 1.255857 CHF

We recommend our clients to use the SFTA's published exchange rates when converting foreign currencies.

We are pleased to provide a list with the monthly average rates 2016 applicable for VAT-purposes as released by the federal tax authorities.

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Social security figures as of January 2017

Social security figures and rates remain unchanged in 2017 compared to the previous year.

For ease of reference, please find attached an overview of the current contribution rates of the social insurance 2017.

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Switzerland ratifies Croatia protocol

Switzerland has ratified the protocol extending the free movement of persons to Croatia. On 17 June this year, the Federal Assembly authorised the Federal Council to ratify Protocol III extending the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) to Croatia, subject to a specific condition. After Parliament passed the act implementing Article 121a of the Federal Constitution, the Federal Council concluded that this condition had been fulfilled. At its meeting on 16 December 2016, it therefore authorised the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), in cooperation with the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP), to confirm the ratification of Protocol III to the EU. This also means the precondition has been met for Switzerland to participate fully in the Horizon 2020 research program. For more information, please read the media release on the Federal counsel Website.

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Retrospective of the Herrliberg Trade Fair of 9 – 11 September 2016

The Haussmann Group was a first-time exhibitor at this year's "HEGA16 bewegt" Herrliberg Trade Fair. We welcomed lots of visitors to our stand and made some interesting contacts.

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Visit us at "HEGA16 bewegt", the Herrliberg Trade Fair, from 9 to 11 September 2016

The Haussmann Group is a first-time exhibitor at the HEGA, the Herrliberg Trade Fair. Drop in at our stand and find out more about the services we offer. We look forward to meeting you.

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VAT: Online submission

From now on, VAT declarations can be submitted electronically 24/7. Further information here.

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Old age and survivors' insurance: administrative load eased for companies

The Federal Council has revoked the obligation on employers to register new employees in the course of the year. It has amended the legislation on the Old Age and Survivors' Insurance scheme (OASI) accordingly.

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Interest rates for advances or loans in Swiss francs and foreign currencies in 2016

The granting of loans free of interest or at unreasonably low rates of interest to participants or related third parties has a monetary value.

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Swiss Code of Obligations now defines new requirements for corporate reporting

Since 1 July 2015, Swiss corporations and their shareholders have been subject to new legal requirements.

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Congratulations

Simon Bucheli has recently been awarded recognition as licensed auditor by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority.

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SFTA sets year-end and annual average exchange rates for 2015

The Swiss Federal Tax Authority has published the year-end exchange rates for all currencies as at 31.12.15 together with the annual average exchange rates for 2015.

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Social insurance as per 1st of January 2016

Considering the general development of salaries, the federal council decided to adjust the ceiling amount of the insurable income as per 1st of January 2016.

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Interest Rates for Loans in Swiss Francs and Foreign Currencies 2014

The granting of interest free loans in foreign currency towards shareholders or affiliated parties or excessive interest payments on loans given by shareholders or affiliated parties in Swiss francs and foreign currency are considered as hidden distributions.

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SFTA sets year-end and annual average exchange rates for 2013

The Swiss Federal Tax Authority has published the year-end exchange rates for all currencies as at 31.12.13 together with the annual average exchange rates for 2013.

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Interest Rates for Loans in Swiss Francs and Foreign Currencies 2013

The granting of interest free loans in foreign currency towards shareholders or affiliated parties or excessive interest payments on loans given by shareholders or affiliated parties in Swiss francs and foreign currency are considered as hidden distributions.

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SFTA sets year-end and annual average exchange rates for 2012

The Swiss Federal Tax Authority has published the year-end exchange rates for all currencies as at 31.12.12 together with the annual average exchange rates for 2012.

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Business and Taxation Guide to Switzerland

Haussmann Treuhand AG has prepared a very useful business and taxation guide for Switzerland.

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Interest Rates for Loans in Swiss Francs and Foreign Currencies 2012

The granting of interest free loans in foreign currency towards shareholders or affiliated parties or excessive interest payments on loans given by shareholders or affiliated parties in Swiss francs and foreign currency are considered as hidden distributions.

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