Switzerland says it will sign OECD tax deal to fight tax evasion
GENEVA (AFP) - Switzerland intends to sign an international deal on exchanging tax information, the government said on Wednesday, saying this demonstrated that it was committed to fighting tax evasion.
The agreement on information concerns non-residents with assets in the country, brokered by the OECD and Council of Europe.
In a statement, the government said it was committed to complying with international standards on tax issues.
"The signing of the OECD/Council of Europe convention underscores Switzerland's willingness to conform to these standards," the statement said.