April' 2015 | Archive | Blog
Switzerland ranked 1st in the world in terms of patent filings in 2014, according to the European Patent Office. Swiss companies and citizens filed 848 patent filings per million population. Based on the European Patent Office’s report, Switzerland remains an excellency center in terms of intellectual property.
Among the recent tax treaties Switzerland has initiated is an agreement on the automatic exchange of tax information (AEOI) with the European Union. According to the agreement information will be collected starting with 2017 and the first exchange would begin in 2018. The agreement will enable EU countries to have access to information about taxpayers with bank accounts in Switzerland. The agreement also seems to be supported by Swiss citizens, according to a recent survey.