In Lucerne, the corporate tax rate is the lowest of any other canton in Switzerland at just 12.32%. The Lucerne economy is comprised of the following industry sectors:
• public sector;
• metal industry.2. Nidwalden
The Nidwalden corporate tax rate is also rather low at just 12.66%. This canton features an economy comprised of aviation and mechanical engineering. Investors and business developers should know that there are specific business regulations and frameworks in place which must be followed.3. Obwalden
Obwalden has anther low corporate tax rate at just 12.89%. The canton of Obwalden features a workforce of skilled and educated individuals who are experienced and offer a great deal of opportunity for business developers. The main sectors which make up Obwalden's economy are the tourism and plastic manufacturing sectors.4. Appenzell Ausserrhoden
In this canton, there is a corporate tax rate of 13.04% applied to business income. For business owners, it is important to know that the majority of the workforce is devoted to the services industry where over 50% of all working citizens are employed in that sector.5. Appenzell Inner Rhodes
An income tax of 14.16% is applied in Appenzell Inner Rhodes. The main business sector in this canton is the massive agriculture industry and services sectors. This canton can be a little more complex to form a business in, so we recommend speaking with our consultants to streamline the process.6. Zug
The Zug corporate tax rate is 14.6%. An important note to make is that Zug is the most stable and one of the most economically powerful cantons in all of Switzerland. The majority of business operating inside Zug are specialised and highly technical companies with a focus on technology and electronics. The financial sector is also one of the largest in Switzerland.7. Uri
The Uri corporate tax rate stands at 15.11%. The cantons main industry fields or sectors are tourism, which employs over 10% of the entire workforce. Additional sectors include the construction and contracting industry. That being said, this is the reason a number of international business have chosen Uri as a hub for tourism businesses.8. Schwyz
Featuring a tax rate of 15.27% makes Schwyz the 8th lowest taxed canton in Switzerland. In Schwyz, the local economy is mainly built up agriculture and finance, similar to the rest of Switzerland. Within the agriculture industry, the main sector which stands out in Schwyz is the timber and machine-tools industries.9. Neuchâtel
One of Switzerland's most heavily tech-focused cantons is Neuchâtel. A tax rate of 15.61% makes the canton very attractive for foreign investors in micro-technology and high-tech development businesses. Countless companies have migrated to Neuchâtel to benefit from its business taxation structure.10. Glarus
The 10th lowest taxed canton in Switzerland is Glarus, at 15.71%. The canton is a major manufacturer in Switzerland and production of goods is its main economic stabler.
The canton would be the most beneficial for companies looking to set up
a manufacturing business in Switzerland.