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Spontaneous Exchange of Tax Rulings – The Swiss Angle

Volume 4 No 9    /    Read Article

By Michael Fischer and Marc Buchmann (guest authors)

Most – but not all – global tax advisers know that the tax planning universe has changed. The few holdouts hoping that the old ways may yet be available were disappointed, again, when Switzerland announced procedures for the spontaneous exchange of tax rulings. Rulings issued on and after January 1, 2010, will be exchanged beginning January 1, 2018. Michael Fischer and Marc Buchmann of Attorneys Fischer Ramp Partner AG, Zurich, explain the new procedures and how taxpayers may take steps to stop the spontaneous exchange of existing rulings.    See more →