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Whether electronically, in writing or in person – you must apply to the AHV in order to draw your pension.
04. May 2020

Pension payments from the AHV must be requested in advance

The AHV is an insurance fund and must be notified about the occurrence of “relevant events”. Reaching retirement age is deemed a relevant event.

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If no lasting power of attorney exists, the management of the person’s assets and property, and if applicable, even their company, may be taken over by the Child and Adult Protection Authority (Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzbehörde, or KESB).
01. April 2020

Loss of mental capacity – how to protect yourself against state intervention

A lasting power of attorney is more comprehensive than a “living will” and “end-of-life arrangements”. REFIDAR MOOR STEPHENS has compiled all the relevant points for you in our new “Pension Set”.

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Reduced-hours compensation (KAE) is a component of unemployment insurance (ALV) and is designed to help employees cope with a temporary reduction in their working hours or cessation of their work.
18. March 2020

When is my company entitled to compensation for the coronavirus pandemic?

The Swiss government is providing CHF 10 billion in emergency aid for affected companies, with the goal of rapidly alleviating the economic impact of the pandemic. Who is entitled to receive compensation and what are the next steps?

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REFIDAR MOORE STEPHENS, Glattbrugg prüft für Sie frühzeitig, wie sich die Situation für Sie persönlich darstellt und welche weitergehenden Abklärungen zu treffen sind.
01. March 2020

Social security contributions for company directors in the EU

The social security agreement between Switzerland and the EU stipulates that, in the event of a conflict between the activities carried out by an individual as an employee and as a self-employed person, the laws of the country in which the activities performed as an employee are carried out shall apply.

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REFIDAR MOORE STEPHENS, Glattbrugg empfiehlt, sich auch beim Einkauf in eine Pensionskasse genau hinzuschauen.
01. February 2020

Man succeeds in making his partner his pension-fund beneficiary – despite different residences

The Social Insurance Court of the Canton of Zurich has upheld an employee’s complaint and ruled that a common residence is not necessary according to the pension fund regulations.

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Angestellte mit A1-Bescheinigung wartet auf Grenzkontrolle
06. January 2020

The EU has tightened controls on A1 certificates since 1 January 2019

Anyone who is employed temporarily in an EU member state must carry an A1 certificate.

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Unternehmensdomizil wechseln
12. September 2019

Move registered office to canton with lower tax rates? But then do it properly!

Reduced tax rates in different cantons stimulate competition between the locations. A change of domicile might be attractive to companies. But, is a change of the statutory relocation sufficient in order to benefit from lower taxation?

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09. July 2019

Inventory of objects worthy of protection

The inventory of objects worthy of protection is a reference inventory. It is used by municipal and cantonal authorities and provides a basis for communal planning and decisions governed by …

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Nettoerträge aus Vermietungen sind steuerpflichtig
12. June 2019

Rental income from Airbnb and similar arrangements is taxable

The net income from these rental arrangements must be declared on your tax return under “Other taxable income”.

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Austausch zwischen Wettbewerbern ist kritisch
15. May 2019

Caution when dealing with competitors

If competitors implicitly coordinate their business conduct with each other, they run the risk of triggering an investigation.

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