Pascal Sigrist


Founder of RSM SME in Zurich and the responsible Partner for the “tax and legal” department in german-speaking Switzerland, which supports RSM’s national and international clients with tax, law and consulting services. Pascal is a member of the Board of Directors of RSM Switzerland Ltd., RSM SME LLC and of the management of the Zurich branch.

Pascal is a Swiss certified tax expert and holds a master’s degree in law with a focus on commercial and tax law. He speaks German and English.

Pascal has extensive experience in tax and commercial law, SME’s (one stop shop consulting) and accounting. He started in the tax department of a "Big Four Company" and then worked for one of Switzerland's most renowned "tax boutiques". Prior to RSM, he successfully managed his own consulting firm. During this time, he developed and implemented his own tax application for the preparation of tax returns.

Besides he is author of specialist publications and took part in the acceptance of lawyer examinations and master theses in tax law.

Pascal specializes in consulting and analyzing of real estate structuring, SME and their owners (interdisciplinary), succession planning, structural consulting, tax proceedings, tax excretions, support of other fiduciary companies in complex tax matters, tax due diligence, M&A tax services and deal structuring.


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In the extraordinary period of the last two years, the recovery of the Swiss labour market was marked in 2021. It is always necessary to constantly monitor and analyse the latest developments in the legal situation in order to be able to react to them in a timely and correct manner. Current developments Following the Federal Council's press r...

Tax reform on Swiss employment withholding tax: what’s new in 2021?

The new Federal Law on withholding tax on employment income will enter into force on January 1st, 2021 and includes a whole series of new provisions. What new challenges will Swiss taxpayers and employers have to face and how to best be prepared for it? We provide you hereafter with the key elements of the reform. The ultimate rational behind th...

COVID-19 outbreak: overview of the Swiss package of measures to absorb the economic consequences

First issue on March 21, 2020 - Last updated on April 2nd, 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic situation is spreading worldwide as well as in Switzerland and is massively hitting economy, the Swiss Federal and Cantonal authorities have taken since March 20, 2020 a wide range of urgent provisions to mitigate the consequences of that unpredictable situ...

Hidden tax benefits with real estate

When it comes to taxes, property owners have more room to maneuver. In contrast to tenants and those who keep their savings in the bank or in the form of cash, they have several advantageous options. At the same time, there are also pitfalls that real estate owners should be prepared for. This starts with the acquisition of the property, and then c...