TAX Notional interest deduction on equity - Tax opportunities
As of January 1, 2020, a notional income tax deduction for highly equity financed corpora-tions was introduced. Cantons with an effective profit tax burden of at least 18% are entitled to grant such notional interest deductions for cantonal taxes on certain qualifying equity. No deduction applies for direct federal tax. The reduction via application of the notional interest expense on equity capital is not granted on the entire equity, but on the security equity capital to be defined. The imputed interest rate is based on the yield for ten-year federal bonds, alt-hough a considerably higher third-party interest rate may also be applied for intra-group fi-nancing activities of the company.