German Tax & Legal Center

German Tax & Legal Center

For the tax opportunities of the German-Swiss economic region, KPMG in Zurich has a specialized team of experienced experts.

Experienced experts for the German-Swiss economic region.

Services for private individuals
Is your personal situation shaped by connecting tax factors both in Switzerland and Germany? We would be delighted to support you in connection with the following tax issues, among others:

  • Cross-border change of residence between Germany and Switzerland
  • Succession planning in the German-Swiss economic region
  • Provision of advice on the double taxation agreement between Germany and Switzerland

Self-disclosure to avoid penalty in Germany

On 1 January 2017, the agreement on the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) between Germany and Switzerland will enter into force. The topic of self-disclosure thus also remains an area of focus in Germany. Under the national legal standard in Germany, one may get the impression that it is possible to gain impunity in a simple manner. Nevertheless, dangerous pitfalls lurk behind the requirements. We would be pleased to advise you in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Corporate tax law & corporate tax compliance
Do you require highly qualified tax and legal advice for Germany and Switzerland as you, for example, want to start or expand business activities in one of the neighboring countries or want to restructure existing business activities in a tax efficient manner? With the GTLC, you can find the right advisory approach for your challenges.

Advice in connection with financial authorities and fiscal courts
We support you with external and company audits as well as during fiscal court proceedings in Germany. Thanks to our longstanding practical experience in connection with various issues relating to international tax law and fiscal court proceedings, we are able to provide you with expert support in critical situations.

Services for banks
The German Tax & Legal Center offers a range of professional services and solutions for Swiss banks, family offices and financial services providers. We coordinate the cooperation with our experts in the area of Swiss law, meaning that you have a contact partner.

Multishore Tax Reporting
Foreign private clients of Swiss banks are required to determine their income themselves or have this done by their tax advisor for their tax return. This can be time-consuming and expensive. A professional tax reporting system, which the Swiss banks make available to their bank clients, provides a strategic advantage here. KPMG’s Multishore Tax Reporting is an electronic outsourcing solution that generates tax reports for various countries in a quick and efficient manner via an interface to the core banking system.

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Voluntary Disclosures

KPMG supports individuals domiciled abroad at filing voluntary disclosures.

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Multishore Tax Reporting

Multishore Tax Reporting

The electronic outsourcing solution for tax reports of international private clients.

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German Tax & Legal Center Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter summarizes latest tax-related topics in relation to Switzerland / Germany in a comprehensible and action-oriented way.

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AEOI reporting obligation for German clients

The automatic exchange of information - risks and challenges.

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How can tax reporting create a competitive edge?

Find out how tax reporting for international customers can become a competitive edge.

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