Dr. Mónika Molnár

Tax Partner, LL.M. Taxation

Profile

Dr. Mónika Molnár joined MME in 2016. She has long-standing experience in the field of national and international indirect taxation (VAT and customs), including acting as indirect tax knowledge manager and national representative for Switzerland at a Big Four advisory firm. Among other aspects, she focuses on advisory services in connection with international VAT and customs duties in cross-border transactions of all types, auditing of existing structures, support with VAT audits and representation of clients in dealings with authorities.

Mónika is a very versed lecturer and author of several publications and textbooks. In addition, she placed her research work at the disposal of the IBFD (International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation) in Amsterdam and continues to act as the Bureau's correspondent for Switzerland and Hungary.

Business activities

  • Domestic and international value added tax (VAT) and customs
  • International tax planning, with focus on value chain management (VCM), IP and financing
  • Relocations, migrations and transfers of assets and functions inbound as well as outbound
  • Insurance premium tax (contract design and refund)
  • Real estate companies, real estate transactions as well as asset swaps (VAT)
  • Support of senior management in the areas of tax governance (tax strategy), tax transparency and tax risk management
  • Negotiation of advance tax rulings with federal VAT and customs authorities
  • Domestic and international appeal proceedings and representation in complex tax audits
  • Criminal law in VAT and customs matters
  • Tax compliance (tax returns, monitoring of deadlines, documentation requirements)

Education

2012
Zurich University of the Arts, Postgraduate Programme in Curating
2011
Certified court interpreter of the Canton of Zurich
2010
University of Berne (LL.M. Taxation)
1994-1995
Award of the Swiss National Federation; research project
1994
University of Szeged, Hungary (Dr. lic. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Russian

Practical Experience

since 2016
Tax Partner at MME
2011-2016
Treureva AG, Tax Counsel, Zurich
since 2015
Head of the certified training course for customs at veb.ch
since 2010
IBFD Amsterdam, EU VAT Compass, International VAT Monitor
2004-2010
Indirect Tax Knowledge Manager, Tax Director, KPMG AG, Zurich

Memberships

  • IBFD
  • Institut für Schweizerisches und Internationales Steuerrecht (ISIS)
  • Swiss Branch International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce
  • veb.ch

Listings

legal500.com

Tax: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance provides ‘pragmatic, fast and efficient advice’.

ITR World Tax

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance is co-headed by Samuel Bussmann, Thomas Linder, Andreas Müller and Christoph Rechsteiner. The firm has six partners and three other professionals who offer services in the areas of legal, tax and compliance. The firm assists clients and companies in all tax matters, including VAT and customs.

International Tax Review

Women in Tax Leader: Monika Molnar

Services

Contact

Dr. Mónika Molnár
Tax Partner

T +41 41 726 99 67
Email
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Secretariat

Laura Simonetto
Assistant

T +41 41 726 99 75
Email

Publications

  • VAT | Customs

    Customs Valuation: Der revidierte EU-Zollkodex und dessen Auswirkungen für Schweizer Unternehmen - Chaos der Wertdeklarationen im Zollbereich Zoll Revue 1/2016 2016

    PDF

  • VAT | Customs

    International Tax Law

    Corporate Tax

    What Every Trading Company Needs to Know About: Distribution Structures in International Trading - Taxable or Not? Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Yearbook 2016/17 2016

    PDF

All publications