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Abolishment of Swiss Issuance Stamp Tax

November 2011 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Abolishment of Swiss Issuance Stamp Tax will stimulate the Swiss bond mar-ket. The Swiss Too Big to Fail Banking Act Reform Bill, which mainly deals with the capital adequacy requirements and organisational measures required to ensure that systemically important banks can be «wound up» in an orderly fashion, also aims to abolish the issuance stamp tax on loan and cash debentures. It is likely that this new tax regu-
lation will boost the Swiss bond market.

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