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VAT in Switzerland

VAT in Switzerland

The Swiss VAT framework was first implemented in Switzerland in 1995 and is now governed and regulated by the Swiss Federal Tax Administration which closely monitors compliance to the regulations set out by VAT for businesses who aren’t directed by Swiss residents. There are specific requirements for businesses who are non-resident operated and one of the requirements is to register […]

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Switzerland-UK Double Tax Treaty

UK-Switzerland double tax treaty

An agreement for the avoidance of double taxation The United Kingdom and Switzerland have a double taxation agreement in legislation in both countries which creates a comprehensive list of double taxation exemptions for individuals and businesses. There have been a number of additions and revisions since its first introduction into law. This document should be looked over by all individuals […]

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Types of Taxes in Switzerland

types of taxes in Switzerland

There are a few different types of taxes in Switzerland and they can be split into a few groups. These groups can be the federal, cantonal and municipal taxes and of which, there have been more than 50 double tax treaties signed in order for investors and business developers to avoid double taxation. We have a number of business consultants […]

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Switzerland-USA Double Tax Treaty

Switzerland-USA Double Tax Treaty

Convention between the United States of America and Switzerland There is a treaty in place between Switzerland and the United States regarding the taxation of income and double taxation. First signed on the 2nd of October in 1996 and implemented into law on January 19th, 1998, the treaty became effective in exempting businesses and individuals from double taxation. The Convention […]

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Switzerland – China Double Taxation Treaty

Switzerland – China double tax treaty

The avoidance of double taxation The first double tax treaty that Switzerland signed with China was implemented in 1990. Since then, there has been an entirely redrafted treaty which was implemented in 2013 and adds a number of new tax exemptions and other preventative measures regarding tax evasion. The new treaty provides improved tax rates with the main focus on […]

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Switzerland – Japan Double Tax Treaty

Switzerland - Japan double tax treaty

Avoidance of double taxation in Switzerland and Japan The Japanese and Swiss government have both signed and agreed to a Swiss-Japan double tax treaty. This treaty allows for companies and individuals to avoid double taxes on income when they are working or undertaking business operations in either Japan or Switzerland, or both. The treaty is also a perk for branches […]

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Switzerland – Germany Double Tax Treaty

There have been over 80 double taxation treaties signed by Switzerland with nations all around the world. This network of treaties has created an entire framework for which the Swiss taxation laws and regulations for foreign investors are built on. Most of the treaties put in place by Switzerland follow regulations set out by the OECD. It is important to […]

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Cantons with Lowest Taxes in Switzerland

cantons with lowest taxes in Switzerland

There are a total of 26 cantons making up the country of Switzerland and each canton features its own tax system. The cantons are as follows; Aargau, Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Berne, Basel-Country, Basel-Stadt, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Grisons, Jura Mountains, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Schwyz, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Vaud, Valais, Zug, Zurich. Swiss law allows […]

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Double Tax Treaties in Switzerland

Double Tax Treaties in Switzerland

Featuring one of the worlds most stable and secure economies, Switzerland’s government wanted to make taxation as simple as possible for foreign investors, so the country signed over 80 treaties with nations around the world, to prevent double taxation. There have been a number of tax treaties signed with numerous countries around the world over the last few decades and […]

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Dividend Tax in Switzerland

Dividend tax in Switzerland

A dividend tax in Switzerland is a tax which has been developed by the Swiss Confederation and is implemented in all cantons and municipalities. Due to its low tax rates and requirements, Switzerland is often referred to as a tax haven for foreign investors. Dividends One a company ends its fiscal year and all profits, losses and revenue are calculated, […]

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