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Tax challenges posed in connection with the novel coronavirus: permanent establishment

Two tax challenges of the novel coronavirus: permanent establishment and tax residency

With a large number of workers being asked to work from home due to the partial lockdown initiated in Switzerland, in-house tax teams may be faced with various tax questions.

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Immediate measures to address Swiss VAT implications related to the novel coronavirus

Immediate measures to address Swiss VAT implications related to the novel coronavirus

The current situation with the novel coronavirus triggers a new working environment for employees and businesses and requires adaptation to these new circumstances. The measures outlined below may be considered by businesses to address their Swiss VAT position in light of the new situation.

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Immediate tax measures in connection with the novel coronavirus

Immediate tax measures in connection with the novel coronavirus

Deadlines for income tax returns vary depending on the canton. Most cantons allow for extensions of the filing deadlines past April or May 2020 or the second half of 2020. Many cantons have urged tax payers to use available online tools on the website of the cantonal tax administration to extend filing deadlines.

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Legal considerations relating to the COVID-19 outbreak