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Swiss relax VAT foreign income disclosures

  • May 16, 2019 | Richard Asquith

The Swiss Federal Tax Authority is to relax the complex rules on non-resident tax payers disclosing their worldwide income for VAT compliance.

Since 1 January 2019, non-resident businesses providing taxable supplies in Switzerland have been obliged to register for Swiss VAT if their worldwide income exceeded CHF100,000. This initially required companies to provide details of all their global income. This has now been limited to details of Swiss earnings.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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