Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Swiss and Canadians to negotiate new tax accord

The Canadian government has announced the opening of negotiations next month to draw up a new tax accord with Switzerland.

The negotiations have been announced in advance to allow submissions from interested parties on the question of double taxation, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said.

“The government is particularly keen to know what difficulties Canadians may face under the Swiss tax regime,” Flaherty added.

The Canadian revenue minister, Jean-Pierre Blackburn, has been trying for several months to obtain the list of Canadian clients of UBS.

Blackburn travelled to Britain, France and Germany last week to speak to his counterparts about the fight against tax havens.

The French authorities have promised to hand over the names of alleged Canadian tax fraudsters, who appear on a list of 3,000 Swiss bank account holders in the possession of France, Blackburn said.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


Links

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!

×