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Federal Council informed of current status of stablecoin debate

During its meeting on 16 October 2019, the Federal Council was informed about the current opportunities and challenges associated with stablecoins. Switzerland will continue to actively monitor discussions on new digital technologies such as blockchain/DLT, etc.

Switzerland and the EU

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EU removes Switzerland from its watch list

Switzerland meets and implements international tax standards. The European Union has acknowledged this and is removing Switzerland from its watch list. The amendment shall enter into force upon publication of the revised Annexes in the Official Journal of the EU.

Exchange of information

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Exchange of information with 75 countries on around 3.1 million financial accounts

The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has exchanged information on financial accounts with 75 countries. The exchange took place within the framework of the global standard on the automatic exchange of information (AEOI).

Global Forum

 Die beiden Staatsmänner in Begleitung zwei hochrangiger Militärs. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on a state visit to Switzerland

Federal Council brings Federal Act on Implementation of Recommendations of Global Forum into force

During its meeting on 27 September 2019, the Federal Council decided to
bring into force the Federal Act on the Implementation of Recommendations of
the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes
(Global Forum) on 1 November 2019. The act implements recommendations made by
the Global Forum to Switzerland in its phase 2 report.


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