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Italy, Switzerland committed for tax deal by spring 2013

Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

MILAN, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Italy and Switzerland are committed to reach an agreement on a taxation deal needed to replenish Rome's depleted coffers before the Italian elections due in spring 2013, the Swiss ambassador in Italy told Reuters on Friday.

"There is a common will to finalise talks before the current government term ends," Ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni said on the sidelines of an event in Milan.

Italian and Swiss officials met on Sept. 24 in Berne to discuss a tax deal which could include the revision of the double taxation agreement and the taxation of cross-border workers.

(Reporting by Elvira Pollina)

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Keywords: SWITZERLAND ITALY/TAX