Calls for Switzerland to be blacklisted
Germany has weighed into the debate over the OECD's blacklisted tax havens
Swiss government officials are hoping to hold talks with Germany following
calls for the tax haven to be blacklisted.
Hans-Rudolf Merz, finance minister for Switzerland, said he will be engaging
in discussions with Peer Steinbrueck over the next few weeks ‘in the spirit of
Steinbrueck is encouraging the OECD to include Switzerland on the OECD’s tax
haven blacklist, joining the likes of Monaco, Andorra and Liechtenstein.
Merz said his counterpart should concentrate his efforts on ensuring capital
investment gains compliance, effective from 2009.
‘He should go after these people and remind them of the rules, rather than
reminding us of the rules with respect to tax evasion,’ he said.