The specialist group on Tax represents the tax experts working under the umbrella of EXPERTsuisse. It focuses on the tax environment to ensure that it develops to the advantage of the Swiss financial centre. The specialist group keeps EXPERTsuisse members up to date by publishing specialist articles and actively collaborating with EXPERTsuisse AG. It also drafts consultation opinions for legislative projects in respect of tax law, takes part in hearings and follows international developments, particularly by collaborating with international organisations such as the CFE (Confédération Fiscale Européene).It also runs a VAT centre of expertise. This makes an important contribution to the permanent enhancement and easily implementable general value added tax in Switzerland, for example, by participating on the VAT consultative committee of the Federal Tax Administration.