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The creativity of a (German) tax official is unlimited

It is always a pleasure when I receive reactions to my articles. Following the recent blog (Die Privatperson als Vermittler) a German colleague sent me an article. It picks up on the topic of hypothetical services by private persons and … Weiterlesen

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A trailblazing judgement by the Federal Court

Last week the Federal Court (2C_1115/2014 dated 29 August 2016) published a trailblazing judgement. In dispute was whether for a taxpayer – a group operating internationally – the purchase of seven works of art charged with input tax from the … Weiterlesen

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Two reasons to celebrate

This is the 200th blog that I have published since I started in June 2012. And as I missed celebrating the 100th blog, I am doubling my celebrations. This is a good excuse, because recently we successfully defended before the … Weiterlesen

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The financial consequences of disobedience

The „Sonntagszeitung“ published a week ago two interesting articles on VAT. They are based on information from the Federal Tax Administration (FTA), which up to now had not been published anywhere, but based on the Öffentlichkeitsgesetz (Freedom of Information Act SR … Weiterlesen

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pdf invoices are treated in the same way as paper invoices

Practitioners are frequently confronted with the question whether pdf invoices are permitted for input tax deduction. Businesses have answered the question for themselves in different ways. While some have adjusted their internal procedures, even gone as far as printing out … Weiterlesen

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Good representation is half the battle

With great satisfaction we can inform you about a positive Federal Court judgment published last week (2C_33/2014 judgment of 27 July 2015). After we had already obtained a positive judgment before the Federal Administrative Court for our client, the Federal Court … Weiterlesen

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We are now there – electronic VAT reporting has arrived.

After a test phase with four cantons (see my earlier blog) the FTA is now launching electronic reporting for all taxpayers. Officially it is to start on 1 September. According to information from the FTA, registration is, however, already possible … Weiterlesen

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