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German Tax & Legal Center

Our experienced tax experts support you in German-Swiss tax law

Do you have any ties in Germany and/or Switzerland?

Double Tax Treaties (DTT) between countries such as Germany and Switzerland are designed to avoid double taxation by establishing rules for the taxation of income and wealth. This applies to persons with economic or personal ties in both countries.

However, despite these agreements, complex tax challenges can arise for individuals and also for corporates with income or residency in both Germany and Switzerland.

KPMG's German Tax & Legal Center (GTLC) provides you with a team of experienced German tax advisors for the tax opportunities and risks in the German-Swiss economic area.

We provide proactive advice in the complex legal environment of international tax law, including:

  • International tax issues relating to the Double Tax Treaty between Germany and Switzerland
  • Mutual agreement procedures and tax court proceedings in Germany
  • International activities of employees such as cross-border commuters, expatriates, executives (so-called Leitende Angestellte), etc.
  • Cross-border change of residence (German exit taxation, etc.)
  • Foreign Tax Act in Germany (CFC-regulation, etc.)
  • Taxation of pension fund benefits (Pillar 2)
  • General taxation procedures in Germany (including tax returns, appeal procedures, accounting, annual financial statements)
  • Taxation of capital investments and review and improvement of after-tax yield
  • Acquisition of real estate and shareholdings
  • German voluntary disclosure rules
  • International estate planning (including gifts, inheritance, etc.)
  • Training on Swiss-German tax issues

Our experienced tax advisors help clients meet these challenges by developing customized solutions.

By providing comprehensive advice and support throughout the process, we help our clients meet their tax obligations and efficiently manage their business relationships.

Heiko Kubaile

Partner, Head of German Tax & Legal Center and Head Multishore Tax Reporting

KPMG Switzerland

Why KPMG services?

  1. Coordinated tax advice

    Together with our Swiss experts, we offer you coordinated German and Swiss tax advice from a well-established team.

  1. Many years of experience

    Renowned team with many years of professional experience.

  1. Tax risk minimization

    Our team has saved many clients from unwanted tax risks and shown them alternatives.

  1. German and Swiss Tax Returns

    We assist you with your tax filing obligations in Germany and Switzerland.

Understanding client struggles & addressing key pain points

Cross-border tax and legal consulting by German tax advisors in Switzerland.

Cross-border consulting between Germany and Switzerland is a core competence of our tax advisors. They have many years of practical experience and comprehensive expertise that is recognized in the market. We also contribute to important DTT commentaries in Germany and Switzerland.

As a client, you benefit from our many years of experience and our deep understanding of the specifics of the relevant tax issues in both countries. Together with our Swiss experts, we provide you with coordinated Swiss and German tax advice.

The different tax systems in Germany and Switzerland are a challenge for both individuals and companies. Our in-depth understanding of these differences also helps in your individual planning to provide advice tailored to your specific needs.

Navigating success: our proven approach

During our initial contact, whether in person or virtually via video call, we want to get to know you and understand your unique needs.

Based on the information discussed, our team will develop a customized tax strategy and tax solutions.

Throughout the process, we are always available to answer your questions and provide ongoing support.

Partnering for success: submit your interests & open questions

Would you like our assistance?

You are welcome to discuss your questions in a personal initial meeting.

Meet our experts

Heiko Kubaile

Partner, Head of German Tax & Legal Center and Head Multishore Tax Reporting

KPMG Switzerland