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Terms are independent of the legal form
The provisions on accounting and reporting do not depend on legal form and are applicable to all legal entities as well as stand-alone companies and partnerships with revenue higher than CHF 500,000.
The accounting and financial reporting may be in Swiss francs or a business-relevant currency (indicating all values in CHF as well). The act prescribes that the balance sheet and the income statement of all entities concerned require a minimum structure and for the notes an extended minimum content.
Valuations must be made prudently, without obstructing a reliable assessment of the financial situation. Hidden reserves (even arbitrary ones) continue to be acceptable. However, when recognizing an asset, the principle of acquisition or manufacturing cost remains applicable. Generally, the principle of individual valuation applies.
Consolidated accounts must be prepared if a company controls one or several entities. Associations, foundations and cooperatives may delegate this duty to a controlled entity.
No consolidated accounts must be prepared in the following cases:
The consolidated financial statements of most companies continue to be subject to the principles of orderly financial reporting.
Implementing the new requirements on accounting and disclosure
Preparing a cash-flow statement and Management report for larger entities
Preparing additional financial statements as per a recognized standard for large cooperatives and foundations
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