The day threatens to be for art collectors, Urs Schwarzenbach to come ever closer to the Swiss state sells a portion of his wealth, forced. The 71-year-old former foreign exchange dealer in Zurich, the Dolder Grand, to land in Australia, England and Morocco, as well as a world-renowned private art collection.
But the asset is at risk. The tax authorities of the city of Zurich, the Canton and the Federal government demand that black Creek a total of 270 million Swiss francs of tax arrears and fines. Alone, the city calls for him to 86.2 million Swiss francs. Black Bach defended himself against these claims in several court instances years – but last fall he lost even before the Federal court.
Twenty orders for Payment issued
Hardly the verdict in Lausanne was like, allowed to operate in the city of Zurich, the art collector – with over twenty orders for Payment, issued from several operating offices of the city districts, in which valuable goods such as real estate or art objects from black brook are.
So the driver sent him, including the city circle 8 on 24. October 2018 an order for payment in the amount of 43 million Swiss francs. The office asked the art collector, to pay the amount within 20 days. However, black Creek is not paid.
Twenty orders for Payment issued
He fought back against the driver first to the district court, but the judge rejected his appeal in February 2019. He further moved the case to the Zurich high court. Before this decided, it was in the summer between the tax authorities and black Creek to settlement discussions that resulted, but apparently to no agreement.
As is now known, also dismissed the Supreme court, the complaint of art collector against the operation of the city of Zurich, in a judgment of 28. August. Schwarzbach had argued, among other things, the operation had occurred without prior warning, and a total of 21 orders for Payment from six different debt collection offices served only "to obtain a fragmentation of the process and to be wearing him down". Furthermore, the fact that the parties were in settlement negotiations, that he was to start a dialogue and solution of the matter, willing to show", as stated in the judgment.
denied, as we Heard, schwarzenbach moved the Supreme court decision to the Federal Supreme court. He does not want to speak to the matter. He should be there, too, is threatening a foreclosure. The state has already occupied two years ago, assets in the amount of approximately 200 million Swiss francs with an Arrest. On these possessions black Bach can no longer access since.
The tax authorities accuse the multi-millionaire, he had operated in his Villa Falkenstein in Zurich, an art and Antiques trade, he has not taxed.
Blown, are these activities by a method of the Swiss Federal customs administration. 20. September 2012, happened to black brook to the customs at the private airport of Zurich objects with several valuable art, without declaring the goods. He was stopped by customs officials. The fact, customs officials have started process is an extensive investigation and joined in house-to-house in the Hotel the Dolder Grand and other real estate of black Creek on Material in the art trade and duty-unpaid works of art. The documents you shared with the tax authorities.
sentenced to any outstanding debt to the customs administration
In several procedures of the customs authority, black Creek was about 30 million Swiss francs in payments of import taxes, as well as buses. Most of the procedures are still different judicial bodies. Finally, a requirement of the duty over 11.4 million Swiss francs is to be decided, however, because of the art collectors has brought 123 paintings and sculptures in Switzerland, to declare without them. Also don't want to pay black Creek.
To secure this supplementary tax has seized the customs Department during a RAID valuable pictures in the Hotel Dolder Grand. Black Creek should not pay the bill next time, we are threatened with the forced sale of works of art.
Created: 03.11.2019, 17:00 Uhr