20 key risks to consider by Internal Audit before 2020

A comprehensive risk-based Internal Audit plan determines the success of an IA function as a value-adding, strategic business partner. This summary of key risks aims to stimulate discussion during the annual planning process and identify potential emerging topics relevant to your IA function.
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Erster Datenaustausch der Schweiz im Rahmen des AIA

Die Schweiz hat im September 2018 erstmalig Daten im Rahmen des AIA (Automatischer Informationsaustausch) anderen Staaten übermittelt und von diesen auch Daten erhalten. Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) übermittelte Informationen zu rund 2 Millionen Finanzkonten an die Partnerstaaten der Schweiz.
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Has the Swiss real estate investment market hit the golden mean?

Real estate investors and appraisers expect the Swiss real estate investment market to remain stable overall. This is one of the insights gleaned from this year’s Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index (sresi) survey by KPMG Switzerland.
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Le Parlement suisse adopte la réforme fiscale

Le 28 septembre 2018, le Parlement suisse a adopté la «Loi fédérale relative à la réforme fiscale et au financement de l’AVS (RFFA)». Le Parlement a complété le Projet fiscal 17 proposé par le Conseil fédéral avec une mesure de compensation sociale concernant le financement de l’AVS.

Swiss Parliament approves tax reform

On 28 September 2018, the Swiss Parliament passed the “Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF)”. Parliament amended the Tax Proposal 17 put forward by the Federal Council to include a social equalization measure concerning AHV financing.

Combating money laundering: Switzerland shifts to a higher gear

The Swiss Federal Council has ratified the FDF’s draft of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) in June 2018 and issued the corresponding draft for consultation until 21 September 2018. The planned amendments to the AMLA address the weaknesses identified by the Financial Action Task Force.