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Ordinances TRAF

Press release

TRAF implementation: ordinances enter into force on 1 January 2020

During its meeting on 13 November 2019, the Federal Council approved three ordinances to the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF). These amendments concerning the tax component will enter into force on 1 January 2020.

Digital taxation

Digital taxation

Further progress in the OECD's work on digital taxation

The timetable is ambitious. By the end of 2020, more than 130 countries in the OECD's Inclusive Framework are supposed to reach an agreement on new tax rules for multinational entities. Switzerland is also participating in these efforts.

FinSA / FinIA

Press release

Federal Council brings FinSA and FinIA into force

During its meeting on 6 November 2019, the Federal Council brought the Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) – together with the implementing ordinances – into force as at 1 January 2020. Transitional periods of two years are provided for in principle.


Press release stablecoin

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.


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