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As English is not one of Switzerland's official languages only selected documents are translated into English. All translations are based on the definitive text in German. For further documents, kindly refer to the other languages.

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Automatic exchange of information
Automatic exchange of information
The legal foundations for introducing the international exchange of information in tax matters were submitted for consultation on 14 January 2015.
Third series of corporate tax reforms (CTR III)
The third series of corporate tax reforms should put an end to the different taxation of domestic and foreign company profits by the cantons. The third series of corporate tax reforms is designed to develop the Swiss tax system further and strengthen competitiveness while taking international developments into account.
National fiscal equalization
National fiscal equalization
The second efficacy report on fiscal equalization between the Confederation and the cantons confirms it is working well. It was possible for the financially weak cantons to be equipped with sufficient freely disposable financial resources and for cantonal financial autonomy to be strengthened.

Discontinuation of the exchange rate floor for the euro
Discontinuation of the exchange rate floor for the euro
After over three years, the Swiss National Bank has returned to flexible exchange rates. On 15 January 2015, it removed the exchange rate floor for the euro. This led to an appreciation of the franc. Swiss companies are thus losing their competitive edge and are faced with enormous challenges at the moment.  
100 seconds SIF (German)
Video 100 Sekunden SIF
100 seconds SIF - the automatic exchange of information (German)
What does the automatic exchange of information mean for Switzerland? In a short video, the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters (SIF) explains the purpose of the new standard and answers fundamental questions

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