12 de marzo de 2009

Se mudan a Suiza

Suiza no es conocida por sus recursos naturales (aunque sus paisajes sean espectaculares) pero, a pesar de ello, en los últimos meses, una cantidad importante de empresas energéticas, se han trasladado a este país.

¿La razón? Las empresas están huyendo de lo que se percibe como un ambiente fiscal hostil en Norteamérica para refugiarse en un ambiente fiscal que le da la bienvenida a al inversión privada extranjera.

Aquí un par de citas:

"Switzerland has a stable and developed tax regime and a network of tax treaties with most countries where we operate," Transocean Chief Executive Bob Long said in a statement in October, when it announced its move. "As a result, the redomestication will improve our ability to maintain a competitive worldwide effective corporate tax rate."

Guido Jud, head of Zug's tax office, said about 1,200 companies had set up shop there in 2008 -- in line with the long-term average, though it is difficult to assess how many of those are foreign companies until they file tax returns.


Aquí la nota completa de Reuters.

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