Tax


  • 24-June-2015

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    Database on instruments used for environmental policy

    This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.

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  • 14-April-2015

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Switzerland

    Switzerland has the 6th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Switzerland faced a tax wedge of 22.2% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 16-March-2015

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    International community continues making major progress to end tax evasion

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes published today 9 new peer review reports, including a Phase 1 Supplementary Report for Switzerland, demonstrating continuing progress toward implementation of the international standard for exchange of information on request.

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  • 23-January-2015

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    World Economic Forum: Press Conference on Anti-Corruption

    The World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge Partnership is a new and important weapon in the international anti-corruption arsenal. The OECD has also made tackling corruption a priority.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Switzerland: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Switzerland increased by 0.2 percentage points from 26.9% to 27.1% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Swiss standard VAT rate is 8%, which is one of the lowest standard VAT rates in the OECD and considerably below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014

  • 19-November-2014

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    Switzerland takes important step to boost international cooperation against tax evasion

    Switzerland has today become the 52nd jurisdiction to sign the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, which will allow it to go forward with plans to activate automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters with other countries beginning in 2018.

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  • 15-October-2013

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    Switzerland signs Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Switzerland has become the 58th country to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters during a ceremony at the OECD.

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  • 23-April-2013

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    Making the tax system less distortive in Switzerland

    The tax burden in Switzerland is low in international comparison, largely reflecting the substantial non-tax compulsory contributions towards the health and pension systems which are managed by private institutions. Taxation of personal income and labour earnings is relatively high, whereas the taxation of consumption is low.

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  • 23-April-2013

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    Making the tax system less distortive in Switzerland

    The tax burden in Switzerland is low in international comparison, largely reflecting the substantial non-tax compulsory contributions towards the health and pension systems which are managed by private institutions. Taxation of personal income and labour earnings is relatively high, whereas the taxation of consumption is low.

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  • 23-September-2009

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    Switzerland moves towards substantial implementation of tax information exchange

    Switzerland has signed a protocol to its tax treaty with the United States that incorporates the internationally agreed tax information standard. This is the 11th agreement for the exchange of information in tax matters signed by Switzerland that meets the OECD standard. The agreement with the United States continues the trend of agreements signed by Switzerland with its major economic partners. Of its 11 agreements, 10 are with OECD

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