Despite the type of business, all companies in Switzerland will have to choose a business framework to follow for their business operations. In Switzerland, most businesses rely on statutory documents, which are represented by Articles of Association
as well as memorandums, which all require notarisation by a Swiss public notary, who will also add additional notary fees for this.
Before operation in Switzerland, a company must have its statutory documents registered on the Swiss Commercial Register located in the city in which the business is intending to operate. These documents are able to be lodged via mail and often take around 3 to 7 days to be approved.
On top of statutory documents, there is also a requirement to register for VAT or Value Added Tax
. An application and registration for VAT should only occur once the business has been successfully registered on the Commercial Register. Additionally, VAT is regulated and connected with the Swiss Federal Administration Tax
. For assistance with all of these registrations, feel free to contact one of our Swiss business consultants.