The future of the corporate tax: challenges and opportunities

Institute of Economics

Date: 21 February 2019 / 17:30 - 19:00

Room A-21, Red building, USI Lugano campus

The competitiveness of Swiss tax legislation makes a significant contribution to the attractiveness of Switzerland's business environment, generating value, jobs and tax revenues. The TP17 / TRAF reform, together with new special tax rules to support investment in research and development, was proposed to address the abolition of the rules for companies with a special Cantonal statute. Effective assessment of the effects on companies operating in Switzerland, on the one hand, and on tax revenues, on the other, is therefore crucial to the proper implementation of these reforms.

The Center for Federalism (CF) at the Institute of Economics (IdEP, USI Faculty of Economics) organises a conference on these topics with the following program:


5:30pm - Welcome speech by Raphaël Parchet, Professor of Ecomomics at USI and Director of the Center for Federalism

5:35pm - Tax reform and AVS financing - the federal package. Fabian Baumer, Vice Director, Federal Tax Administration (FTA)

5:45pm - Estimating the dynamic revenue effect of the corporate tax reform. David Staubli, Federal Tax Administration (FTA)

5:55pm - Tax proposal and AHV financing (TP17 / TRAF), and Cantonal accompanying measures. Christian Vitta, Councilor of State of the Canton Ticino, Head of the Department of Finances and Economy (DFE)

6:15pm - Corporate tax reform and location attractiveness. Marius Brülhart, Professor of Economics, University of Lausanne

6:35pm - Round table discussion, moderated by Edoardo Slerca, researcher at IdEP and CF

7:00pm - Refreshments


The conference is in English, with Italian simultaneous translation, with the exception of Mr. Vitta who will give his speech in Italian.