Thomas Linder is experienced in providing tax advice to companies based in Switzerland and abroad, with specific expertise in the area of VAT.
He is considered a pioneer in the tax and legal analysis of decentralized business models, blockchain-based transactions, ICOs and digital assets. His clients from the technology and FinTech industry range from innovative start-ups from the «Crypto Valley» and renowned, internationally active companies to professional investors and DeFi enthusiasts.
Thomas was recognized by WWL as a «Global Leader in Blockchain 2021», regularly lectures and publishes on current tax and digitalization topics and is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He also serves as co-chair of the Crypto Valley Association's (CVA) «Tax & Accounting» working group.
In his free time, he likes to relax while playing golf or to cheer for the (far too rare) successes of his favorite football club at the time-honored Brügglifeld in Aarau.
|2021||CAS in International VAT / MWST, Kalaidos FH|
|2021||CAS in Sector-specific VAT / MWST, Kalaidos FH|
|2020||CAS in Swiss VAT / MWST, Kalaidos FH|
|2004||Federally certified tax expert|
|2001||University of St. Gallen (lic. iur. HSG)|
|since 2015||Tax Partner at MME|
|2009 - 2015||Tax Director, International Corporate Tax, KPMG AG, Zurich|
|2007 - 2009||Head Swiss Tax Center of Excellence, KPMG LLP, New York City / USA|
|2001 - 2007||Corporate Tax, KPMG AG, Zurich|