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The cantons can introduce relief on the capital tax levied annually on equity capital. The introduction of statutory provisions in relation to the tax consequences of companies (or business functions) entering Switzerland (full tax-free step-up). The extension of foreign tax credit provisions to Swiss branches of ...
When a 75-year-old from the Swiss canton of Thurgau was slapped with a 700-franc traffic fine recently, he took the unusual step of deciding to go behind ... But the experience of the minimum-security prison did leave the 75-year-old wondering whether the prison regime in Switzerland is tough enough ...

In some parts of Switzerland welfare payments are effectively loans that must be repaid when the recipient's financial situation improves. ... According to the Aargauer Zeitung, a welfare recipient in the commune of Klingnau in the canton of Aargau received a bill of 173,000 francs after he came into some ...
M29 is thought to have migrated to Switzerland from Italy in 2016. Photo: Hunting inspectorate of canton Bern. They now believe the bear could now be in the Melch valley in the canton of Obwalden after a forest worker came across his tracks on Tuesday morning. M29 is thought to have been born in Italy in ...
But the Swiss federal court then overturned the ruling, arguing less frequent bells at night made little difference to noise pollution levels and that this ringing of church bells was a local tradition. Now a similar sleep-centred dispute is simmering away in Hofstetten in the canton of Solothurn, Swiss daily the ...
If, as expected, higher tax cantons - many of which have a high proportion of foreign company HQs - are forced to reduce rates as a result of the reforms, Switzerland would remain an attractive location. KPMG doubts that competitor countries, such as Ireland, have room to reduce their rates much lower.

The district with the most organic farmland is Bernina (83%) in Graubunden, and the one with the least is Ouest Lausannois (0%) in Vaud. This map shows organic percentages by district. Average farm size in Switzerland in 2016 was 20.1 hectares. Organic farms were on average larger at 22.4 hectares, ...
On 21 March 2018, the Swiss government finally published the draft bill for the Swiss corporate tax reform package, the Tax Proposal 17 (TP 17; ... of effective overall corporate income tax rates in many Swiss cantons to about 12% to 14% will ensure Switzerland's place ahead of other European locations.
Gondo in the Swiss canton of Valais. Photo: AFP. "What we are doing is very much like the gold rush back in the day," Alpine Mining's 26-year-old chief executive Ludovic Thomas told AFP, his voice barely audible over the din from the machines behind him. He was standing in the company's main high-tech ...
The head of the Swiss Post distribution centre in Daillens, canton Vaud, told Swiss public radio, RTS, that the contract offered no preferential treatment to Amazon, with terms and conditions similar to those for other online businesses such as Germany's Zalando. Jean-Gabriel Meylan added that the centre ...
More than a year after the rejection of the Corporate Tax Reform III, the Swiss Federal Council released a revised bill on corporate taxation on 21 March ... the cantons to implement an R&D super-deduction of up to an additional 50% of business-related costs for R&D activities performed in Switzerland.
“No one can tell me I am not Swiss anymore,” Holten told The Local, reacting to the news she had finally been granted citizenship. “I have lived in Switzerland since I was eight and my children are Swiss. Although I have Dutch origins back in my past and these are not unimportant, I have always felt Swiss,” ...
That means the disposable net income of low-tax Zug is nearly one and a half times the Swiss average of €40,456. It also puts the canton clearly ahead of fellow low-tax cantons Schwyz where the figure is €55,411 and Nidwalden (€51,449). In Zurich, average disposable net income is €46,019, making it the ...
The amount of snow in the mountains this winter and rainfall on the lowlands could have serious consequences for lakes and rivers in Switzerland this ... “Devastating flooding” is a possibility, canton Bern's head of property insurance Ueli Winzenried told the media, saying he was extremely concerned by ...
Switzerland is one of the world's wealthiest nations with a long tradition of democratic rule: a special brand of democracy with numerous referenda and a federation of highly autonomous cantons, or provinces. They're all held together in what the Swiss call 'Willensnation'. It literally means a 'nation by will', ...
They did so by rejecting a move that would have left the final decision on all matters school curriculum-related to voters. The results in the two cantons means German-speaking Switzerland is now a step closer to have a unified school curriculum as is the case in the French-speaking part of the country.
Under Switzerland's federal structure, education falls under the jurisdiction of each of its 26 cantons. Over the past few years, the cantonal education heads drew up common syllabi – one for German-speaking cantons and another for French ones – after Swiss voters approved a constitutional article to ...

... four of the 10 highest-grossing token sales have been launched from the Swiss canton of Zug, nicknamed “Crypto Valley” for its full-throttled embrace of blockchain technology. New regulations, unveiled Friday, demonstrate that regulators desire to ensure that Switzerland remains a leader in the industry.
Special forces had arrested ten people in France and in Switzerland in November 2017, among them a 23-year old Columbian woman, whose husband, a Swiss from canton Neuchatel, is thought to be the head of a suspected terrorist cell. According to an investigative reportexternal link broadcast by Swiss ...
A number plate for the Swiss canton of Zug has sold anonymously at auction for CHF233,000 ($253,353), breaking the previous record of CHF161,000. For now, the buyer of the “ZG 10” plate remains unknown, as the item was sold on Wednesday at an anonymous online auction. Several other car and ...
Another way the two countries differ is in their rates of gun-related deaths. Swiss gun-related death rates are the highest in Europe. The figure for the U.S. is three times higher than that for Switzerland. Much of that is attributable in both countries to suicide. Mass shootings in Switzerland are relatively rare, ...
The GeoMol project charts the under- and over-ground geological features of Switzerland's central region, a flattish area stretching between Lake Geneva ... hereexternal link – was the result of widespread collaboration between swisstopo, various Swiss cantons, universities, and energy advocate groups.
swissinfo.ch: Indeed, 14 of the 26 cantons, mainly in eastern Switzerland, already rule out the participation of expats in cantonal decisions. Critics say this is not fair. Because you always remain tied to Schaffhausen even if you emigrate to Japan for instance, don't you? C.K.: I disagree. I'd be primarily Swiss ...
Switzerland has also initiated a broad consultation process involving experts from civil society, academia, business and the public, and last year it carried ... Part of the financial support, worth a total of CHF290,000 ($314,000), is helping two cantons and nine communes to integrate Agenda 2030 into their ...
Switzerland is not a member of the EU but it has a bilateral agreement permitting EU citizens to live and work in Switzerland, and visa versa. The EU says that not all cantons are keeping to the terms of that agreement, asking for more than is required from citizens of the 28-nation bloc who want to settle in ...
Swiss authorities say a 19-year-old German skier has died near the resort of Grindelwald after falling some 30 meters (100 feet) off a ledge. Bern canton (state) police said Monday the skier was with a group Sunday afternoon when she veered off of the marked slope and ended up going over the rocky ...
... eastern canton of St Gallen, the news agency reported. They were crossing the western slope when they suddenly fell, plummeting 400 meters. A group of backcountry skiers who witnessed the tragic accident alerted the rescue services. The victims were a 38-year-old Swiss and a 28-year-old German.
Though Switzerland's canton of Zug has earned the nickname “Crypto Valley” for its embrace of blockchain technology, Swiss officials have viewed the industry with increasing scrutiny. Consequently, a standardized token launch process promises to legitimize the industry in the eyes of cautious regulators ...
... well as their personal motivation and aspiration. The groups called on the government to invest “substantially” in such a scheme for the period 2021-2024. They did not mention concrete figures. They also proposed that Swiss cantons extend the offer of study grants to included post-obligatory education.
As Switzerland ponders compulsory female military conscription, more women are volunteering for service in the armed forces. The number of new ... Swiss cantons also plan to make an annual army information day mandatory for women as well as men by 2020 in a bid to attract more female recruits.
In canton Glarus, in central Switzerland, a 57-year-old ski tourer plummeted 200 metres whilst on a narrow traverse. The difficult terrain hampered rescue efforts and the man was dead by the time he was found. Mountain sports deaths declined in the first nine months of last year, according to Swiss Alpine ...
Geneva cantonal government member Mauro Poggia, who has been negotiating with the French authorities on behalf of the Swiss cantons, confirmed the deal on Swiss public radio SRF on Friday, the Swiss news agency SDA reported. The money is to be paid next year, and most will go to the cantons, in ...
According to the Cantonal Police of Bern, a group of three men were on a mountain hike from Kandersteg to Bluemlisalp when they were caught up in an avalanche. Mountain rescue workers managed to locate one man buried in the snow using a specially trained avalanche rescue dog. The man was dug ...
Around 350,000 of Switzerland's 8.3 million population are Muslim, but the issue of their integration into Swiss society is dividing the European nation. Zurich, Solothurn, Schwyz, Basel-Stadt and Glarus have so far refused to outlaw the concealment of the face, while the Cantons of Ticino and St. Gallen ...
Hong Kong comes top of the competitiveness index for corporation tax (9.9%), followed by Nidwalden (10.1%), the canton with the lowest corporation tax in Switzerland. Other Swiss cantons with low business tax were Appenzell (10.3%), Lucerne (10.3%) and Obwalden (10.9%.) Even Geneva, the canton ...
From 6 December to 6 March, travellers in First and Business Class on SWISS's outbound intercontinental services will be offered culinary delights from Canton Valais in Southwest Switzerland. The meals are the product of a collaboration with Franck Reynaud, chef de cuisine at the Hostellerie du Pas de ...
In central Swiss cantons Lucerne and Uri, the number of Italian tourists has increased significantly. As part of the revised timetable changes, the Gotthard tunnel is playing an even more important role in international north-south traffic. There are now direct daily connections between Frankfurt and Milan, and ...
Heavy snow fell across Switzerland on the weekend, causing accidents on the roads, and delays and cancellations to train services and flights. ... In the canton of Valais, which was particularly badly hit by snow, the train line between Aigle and Bex was shut on Sunday afternoon after a train got stuck ...
The Swiss Canton of Glarus wants to implement e-Voting from autumn 2019. For this purpose, the canton has published a call for tenders for the implementation of its e-Voting project. Applicants must pay CHF 5,000 for the tender documentation. The supplier of the system must also provide its operation ...
This 48-year-old woman from the Aargau canton of Switzerland. She is the only specialist in the country who performs transplants on the ...
On this wet Saturday morning, the small village of Sissach in canton Basel ... But this rural tradition no longer has its place in Switzerland's ...
Women in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden had to wait ... Cantonal is arguably the most important – Switzerland's 26 cantons are like ...
However, Albinen, a town in the Valais canton with a population of 240, is so ... Albinen's plan is not the first time a Swiss village has offered ...
Residents of a small village in southwestern Switzerland are to vote on a policy offering money to outsiders if they move there. The proposal follows an exodus in recent years of permanent of residents from Albinen, near Leukerbad in Valais. Many of the houses in the idyllic village are used as holiday ...
The OECD in the latest country report on Switzerland praised the ... Cantonal banks on average have a mortgage volume equal to about 60 ...
Since it began in 2000, Switzerland's e-voting project has been a .... All eight cantons are offering an electronic option to Swiss abroad, but only ...
From 2018 Swiss residents living in certain cantons bordering other ... rules regarding Switzerland's compulsory basic medical insurance ...
Salaries in Switzerland can seem high to people living in other ... The exact amount can vary greatly from one Swiss canton to the next, and ...
The bill comes two years after voters in Ticino – the least wealthy canton in Switzerland – approved the principle of introducing a minimum ...
This is well above the Swiss average of 5.6%. ... In Switzerland, cantons retain a large amount of autonomy in education, despite moves to ...


 

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