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Taxation of foreign companies in Switzerland

Tax rates and important details about the Swiss tax system for foreign companies and entrepreneurs interested in doing business or incorporating in Switzerland.

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Switzerland – Germany double tax treaty

The most important provisions of the Switzerland - Germany double tax treaty for German investors and entrepreneurs doing business in Switzerland.

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Switzerland – United States tax treaty

General provisions of the Switzerland - United States tax treaty regarding the taxation of individuals, companies, partnerships and other types of legal entities doing business in Switzerland.

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Switzerland corporate tax rate

The corporate tax rate is collected in Switzerland from companies, based on their net income obtained from business activities during a fiscal year. 

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International tax law – double taxation treaties

Each state has the sovereign right to levy taxes, which means that it has to deal with certain tax issues that concern not only its own citizens, but also citizens that are non-residents who occasionally or temporarily earn income in the respective state.

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10 Cantons with the lowest tax in Switzerland

In order to understand the Swiss tax system, it is important to understand that due to its federal structure (26 cantons and approximately 2,300 municipalities) there is no uniform taxation system. Depending on the tax type, some are levied exclusively at a federal level such Value Added Tax (VAT), and some at both levels: federal and cantonal such as income tax.

Here is a list with 10 Swiss cantons with the lowest taxes in Switzerland and also around the world.

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