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Federal Council approves report on international financial and tax matters 2016

During the media conference on 29 January 2016, State Secretary Jacques de Watteville presented the report on international financial and tax matters. Key topics include financial market regulation, international financial bodies and international tax policy in 2015.

 Automatic exchange of information (AEOI)

Automatic exchange of information (AEOI)

On 25 November 2015, the Federal Council adopted the agreement regarding the automatic exchange of information in tax matters with the EU. The proposal is subject to approval by Parliament and an optional referendum.



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 dispatch regarding the federal act was adopted by the Federal Council at the start of June 2015

National fiscal equalization

National fiscal equalization

The 2016-2019 fiscal equalization payments for the Confederation and the donor cantons will be reduced by CHF 165 million per year. Cost compensation and the cohesion fund will remain unchanged.

Head of the FDF

Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer was elected to the Federal Council in 2008. He has been Head of the FDF since January 2016.

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