This section offers analysis and commentary on both international tax policy and Switzerland's international tax policy.
Automatic tax information sharing will soon become the international standard. But Switzerland insists on the most restrictive possible conditions when it comes to implementation – to the clear disadvantage of developing countries. ...>>
International pressure on tax havens keeps growing. Switzerland is reacting with the usual evasive manoeuvres. In so doing it is also harming developing countries. ...>>
Switzerland’s Finance Department must work out detailed provisions for a «clean money strategy» by June. The benchmarks presented by the Government are hardly suitable. Effective measures in favour of poor countries are still lacking. ...>>
A parliamentary motion is obliging the Swiss Government to look for new loopholes for foreign tax dodgers. Introducing trusts and front companies like those available in the UK and the USA should open up new opportunities for the Swiss financial centre. ...>>
Switzerland contributes more than any other country to international tax evasion and the concealment of other illicit financial transactions. That much emerges from the new Financial Secrecy Index put out by the international Tax Justice Network. The USA and the UK too come off rather badly. ...>>