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Revised Swiss Guideline under the Wealth Tax for the Valuation of Securities without Market Prices

May 2009 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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The Swiss Tax Conference (Schweizerische Steuerkonferenz [SSK]) published Circular Letter No. 28 in August 2008, on the basis of which the Guideline under the Wealth Tax for the Valuation of Securities without Securities Exchange Market Prices has been revised. The old guideline was issued in 1995. While it was modified only slightly in 2006, the 2008 guideline includes some important changes which could lead to a tripling of the wealth tax.

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