Key takeaways for the commodity trading industry
Another chapter of the reform of the current Swiss corporate tax system has just started. The referendum on Tax Reform and AHV Financing was successfully called and the public vote on 19 May 2019 will tell us where the story goes. Thereby, the main goal remains unchanged: the long-term tax attractiveness of Switzerland as business location shall be ensured.
In light of the above, the following insights will be presented:
- The demands on Switzerland
- The content of the reform
- The measures
- The timeline
- Next steps
Heinz Tännler, Finance Director, Administration of canton Zug
Heinz Tännler is member of the Zug Cantonal Government, leading the Department of Finance. The Department of Finance is responsible for the canton's finance, IT and ac-counting, as well as for tax matters. Heinz Tännler lives in Zug. He holds a Master in Law from the University of Zurich and is an accredited lawyer and notary. From 2004 to 2007 he was heading the Legal Department of FIFA and since 2007 he undertook different roles in the Zug cantonal administration. He is a member of the SVP and performs a number of political functions.
Dr. Remo Küttel, Partner, PwC Zug
Remo Küttel is an experienced advisor in the area of corporate tax services. Remo Küt-tel’s major clients are commodity trading companies in the oil & gas industry, as well as companies in the technology, industrial, media and life science sector. He holds a Mas-ter degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich/University of Washington and a PhD in Finance from the University of Zurich/Ohio State University. Remo Küttel is also a Swiss Certified tax expert and a lecturer in corporate taxation at the University of Zurich. He is a member of PwC Switzerland’s “Tax Policy Group” and serves as technical secretary of the tax expert body of EXPERTsuisse.
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