Swiss say to be removed from tax haven list

September 25th, 2009


ZURICH – Switzerland expects to be taken off the OECD’s list of tax havens after the country signed the required 12th tax deal on Thursday.

“With today’s signing of the new double taxation agreement with Qatar by President Hans-Rudolf Merz and the Prime Minister of Qatar, Switzerland has been swift to implement the OECD criteria,” the finance ministry said in a statement. “Further agreements will follow. Consequently, Switzerland will be removed from the “grey list’ of the OECD Secretariat,” it said.

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