Clarity on Swiss Taxes 2016

Clarity on Swiss Taxes 2016

As revealed by KPMG’s Swiss Tax Report 2016, Switzerland remains one of the highest-ranked countries in international tax competition – particularly with regard to corporate taxation. KPMG's Swiss Tax Report 2016 compares the corporate and income tax rates in 130 countries as well as all 26 cantons.

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This year's report confirms a leveling off of the downward trend for top corporate rates seen in recent years: While the average corporate rate in Switzerland has declined by a total of 3.42 percentage points over the past ten years, the average reduction reported for 2015 was merely 0.01% percentage points and 0.08% percentage points for 2016. In terms of top tax rates for individuals, a marginal year-on-year increase of 0.01% is discernible in the average income tax rates paid across all Swiss cantons.

Swiss Tax Landscape

Current trends in the Swiss tax landscape from an international perspective.

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