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8 administrative tasks essential to run a business in Switzerland

Some of the most important administrative tasks that are required to successfully run a business in Switzerland, especially regarding the taxation of Swiss companies and corporate tax rates.

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Accounting and accounting rules in Switzerland

Learn more about accounting standards, reporting and the accounting system in Switzerland. Types of financial reports required by the Swiss Code of Obligations, applicable accounting standards and audit requirements for Swiss business structures.

 

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The withholding tax in Switzerland

The withholding tax in Switzerland is usually 35%, but under certain circumstances it can be considerably reduced and several tax exemptions are also granted. Find out more about the Swiss withholding tax for companies and foreign citizens, tax deductions and possible tax exemptions if certain criteria are met.

 

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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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Dividend tax in Switzerland

Taxes in Switzerland are levied at federal, cantonal and local level. Dividends and interests are a subject of the withholding tax, at a rate of 35%, however the withholding tax can be deducted in full, under certain conditions. 

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The Swiss Patent Box

The Corporate Tax Reform III has been approved by the Swiss Parliament. This tax reform was created in order to preserve Switzerland’s attractiveness as a location for multinational companies that want to take advantage of a more relaxed taxation. 

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