Tax Technical Course 2017

June - November 2017 | PwC Geneva

A 7-module-technical course for Tax and Finance professionals


About this event

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Tax Technical course for Tax and Finance professionals. Switzerland has a unique tax system involving tax authorities at both cantonal and federal levels. As such, it can be difficult to compare your experiences in other jurisdictions with the interactions you have with the various counterparts in the Swiss tax system.

Our Tax Technical course comprises seven modules that offer you the opportunity to learn more about Swiss taxation in general and how to deal with the Swiss tax authorities.

You may participate in as many modules as you wish. Swiss certified tax experts, mainly partners and directors, from our offices in Geneva and Lausanne will moderate all of the modules in English.

Each course will be followed by an apéro, giving you even more time to discuss your specific concerns/questions with us, share experiences and network with fellow tax and finance professionals. For further details, please see the full course description.

Whether you are a tax director, tax manager, accountant or finance professional, our Tax Technical course will give you an increased awareness of tax opportunities and risks impacting your business.

Should you have other colleagues interested in this area, please feel free to pass on this invitation to them.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you for what promises to be a series of insightful and interactive sessions.






The course will be held in seven modules, each lasting one half day from 1.30 pm to approx. 5.00 pm in English. Each course will be followed by an apéro.

  • Module 4: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
  • Module 5: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
  • Module 6: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
  • Module 7: Tuesday, 7 November 2017


PwC Geneva
Avenue Giuseppe Motta 50
1202 Genève


CHF 500.- per module or CHF 3000.- (incl. VAT) for the 7 modules. This includes course documentation, refreshments and apéro.

Number of participants

The number of participants is limited. Participants will be accepted in the order registrations are received.

Cancellation policy

If the Participant is unable to attend the event, he/she shall notify PwC in writing.

In the case of cancellation up to twenty working days prior to the event, the participation fee shall be refunded to the Participant in full; up to ten full working days prior to the event, 50% of the fee will be refunded to the Participant; in the case of a later cancellation, the full amount is due. However, in all cases a third person may participate as a replacement.

Module 1: International / Intercantonal tax allocation

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Module 2: Special tax regimes / CTR III / Exchange of information / BEPS project

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Module 3: Corporate restructurings

The purpose of this module is to present the Swiss tax aspects of corporate restructurings (i.e. merger, de-merger, spin-off, transfer of assets or participation within the group).

Goal: navigate the various Swiss tax consequences such as income tax, withholding tax, and stamp taxes in complex transactions.

Speakers: Gil Walser, Simon Flueckiger, PwC Switzerland

Module 4: Withholding tax / Stamp duty

The aim of this module is to focus on the Swiss withholding tax and stamp duty regimes through practical case study examples. We will look in detail at specific fact patterns involving restructurings, capital contributions, compliance, and other international transactions.

Goal: provide pragmatic guidance to these complex regimes

Speakers: Fabio Dell’Anna, Gil Walser, PwC Switzerland

Module 5: Swiss VAT

This module will give you high level insight into how Swiss VAT operates and how it affects Swiss companies. The second part of this class will provide you with practical details on EU VAT matters for Swiss companies.

Goal: understand Swiss / EU VAT matters and their effects on Swiss companies

Speaker: Patricia More, Olivier Comment, PwC Switzerland

Module 6: Tax administration / Tax return / Relation with tax authorities / tax litigation/ procedure

This module will cover administrative questions about dealing with the Swiss tax authorities. It will also address the various Swiss tax procedures that must be complied with as well as the tax ruling practice. We will share our experiences and best practices in successfully interacting with the tax authorities.

Goal: offer guidance on how to comply with Swiss tax system

Speakers: Gil Walser, Marc Ferry, PwC Switzerland

Module 7: Tax accounting

This last module will repeat the fundamentals of when and how deferred taxes have to be recognized emphasizing on various Swiss specifics including an illustration of the Swiss legislative process in terms of “enactment” considerations, tips how to determine appropriate effective tax rates even when deal with companies or assets and liabilities that are subject to different tax rates, an overview of NOL rules, treatment of investments and many more.

Goal: understand Swiss specifics and how they might affect Swiss tax accounting position

Speakers: Gil Walser, Reto Inauen, PwC Switzerland

Contact us

Gil Walser

TLS Director, Lausanne

+41 58 792 67 81


Maude Previtali

TLS Assistant, Lausanne

+41 58 792 81 96