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 note that German business developers and investors who are planning to open
a business in Switzerland can heavily benefit from the double taxation exemption treaties which have been put in place, as these are also approved and followed by the German tax authorities.
The original treaty was first drafted and implemented in 1972 and further revised and refined in 2011 to be more in keeping with modern companies and their needs.
We have further information on business formation in Switzerland as well as information on specific German-Swiss taxation treaties on our website. You can also contact one of our consultants for more information regarding this.