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

Listings

The Legal 500 (www.legal500.com)

Recommended Lawyer 2018 for Tax

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance ‘stands for client understanding, creativity, quick answers and commercially aware advice’. Areas of expertise include corporate taxation, international tax planning, tax compliance, indirect tax, tax disputes, VAT and customs matters. The team assisted a US company with tax issues pertaining to the establishment of R&D facilities and commercial operations in Switzerland. Andreas Müller is ‘excellent, proactive and efficient’, Thomas Linder’s ‘efforts and knowledge are way above average’, Samuel Bussmann is ‘well connected and organised’ and Mónika Molnár is an ‘expert in EU taxation’.

ITR World Tax

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has six partners including Samuel BussmannWalter FreiThomas LinderMónika MolnárAndreas Müller und Christoph Rechsteiner. In addition to the six partners, the team consists of one experienced counsel and five 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

Indirect Tax Leader Switzerland: Mónika Molnár

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

  • International Fiscal Association IFA
  • International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation, IBFD, The Netherlands, correspondent for EU VAT Compass, EU VAT Monitor and International VAT Monitor
  • Auditrust, Institute for International Business Advice, Chairwoman for Global VAT and Customs
  • Umsatzsteuer-Forum eV, Germany
  • Institut für Schweizerisches und Internationales Steuerrecht
  • Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce
  • Crypto Valley Association, Zug, Switzerland, Board Member, Taxation

Services

Contact

Dr. Mónika Molnár
Tax Partner

T +41 41 726 99 66
Email
VCard
CV (PDF)

Secretariat

Alexandra Wehrheim
Assistant

T +41 41 726 99 77
Email

Publications

All publications