Tax policy

Résumé
20.12.2015

No more potentate funds

In 2014, the Federal Council proposed a law on the treatment of dictators' stolen assets, or potentate funds. At last a good law was adopted in December 2015 despite resistance from right wing parties and some shortcomings.
Article AS news
16.12.2015

Corporate Tax Reform harming the poor

The Swiss Parliament is discussing corporate tax reform III. In development policy terms, with this reform Switzerland is going from the frying pan into the fire.
Political article
20.10.2014

Corporate Tax Reform III – the South left out

Multinational corporations should pay taxes in the places where they make their profits. Reality is completely different. And with the Corporate Tax Reform III, Switzerland wants to offer them new possibilities for aggressive tax avoidance.
Article AS news
10.7.2013

Switzerland and tax evasion from the South

International pressure on tax havens keeps growing. Switzerland is reacting with the usual evasive manoeuvres. In so doing it is also harming developing countries.
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