Finance: EU to pressure Swiss on tax information deal

Finance: EU to pressure Swiss on tax information deal


European Union finance ministers meeting in Copenhagen over last weekend sought ways to get Switzerland to agree to an “exchange of information” on the interest that EU citizens make on deposits in Swiss banks. The EU, as part of its so-called tax package aimed at harmonising taxation throughout the 15 member states, has been negotiating with the Swiss government and other third countries on an income disclosure deal with respect to EU nationals.
“Switzerland occupies a prime position in this a...


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