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Do Swiss people engage in tax evasion?

If this document is anything to go by, Switzerland does not condone their bank accounts to be used for criminal acts such as money laundering, tax fraud, terrorism financing etc.


I disagree. I compare Swiss banks as setting Tesco (or Wal Mart) setting up a Supermarket in Switzerland, and upon realising the money spent on buying goods significantly doesn't match the amount of goods sold, despite the goods having left the shelves, trying to investigate the missing goods to no avail. When Tesco asks Switzerland for CCTV footage, they turn around and say Sorry I can't. Camera secrecy laws. Until you have evidence of anyone suspected shoplifter, I won't let you see the footage.

It's common knowledge that Swiss bank accounts are notorious for people who want to engage in tax evasion, because of Switzerland's bank secrecy laws. Rich people abroad can evade tax by using a Swiss bank account. Can Swiss people do the same?

How does Income Tax work in Switzerland, and do they have it at all? If not, do they impose VAT to make a tax-less tax, where people are taxed based on what they buy, rather than what they earn?

And most importantly, can a Swiss person use a Swiss bank account to evade tax?
What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

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Richer people have better health.

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