Prime Minister Adrian Hasler has met with finance minister Ueli Maurer in Bern. The working visit centred on issues including tax, with discussions about measures against tax evasion.
Prime Minister Adrian Hasler and Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, head of the Federal Department of Finance, used their meeting in Bern to discuss current developments in the finance and tax sector, reported the Federal Department of Finance in a news release.
They discussed issues such as the implementation of measures under the EU project to fight base erosion and profit shifting (Beps), as well as further courses of action in this area. The project deals with ways international corporations optimise their tax payments. The EU Commission wants to coordinate an EU-wide fight against tax evasion among companies, and to this end is building on OECD recommendations against Beps.
Other topics discussed included combating money laundering in general and implementing international standards for the automatic exchange of information. Hasler and Maurer also spoke about the double taxation agreement between Liechtenstein and Switzerland.