Tax & Legal

Tax & Legal

Principle of deemed single uniform compensation

Where an employer contractually obliges himself to make several payments to an employee in connection with a termination of employment, the payments will only be considered as a single uniform compensation payment if there is clear evidence that all instalments were paid “as compensation for lost income or expected loss of income”. Continue reading

Compensation for loss of office taxable in Switzerland despite mutual agreement to contrary

The Supreme Tax Court has held that compensation for loss of office is taxable in the state of residence under the German/Swiss tax treaty and not in the state of employment. A mutual agreement between the two revenue authorities to the contrary is not to be applied for lack of an adequate legal basis. Continue reading