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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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Incentive programs for small businesses in Switzerland

Switzerland is offering one of the most competitive business environments, not only on European level, but also globally. This is a consequence of the business – friendly strategy adopted by the Swiss government. 

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Switzerland and Britain after Brexit: how does it affect British citizens?

Switzerland has decided to permanently quit joining the European Union, formally withdrawing a request made in this regard, sitting in the drawers of EU’s officials buried for 24 years.

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Corporate tax reform measures announced in Switzerland

In June 2016, the Swiss parliament passed the final corporate tax reform package meant to strengthen Switzerland as a competitive business location for foreign companies or entrepreneurs. The tax reform plan (CTR III) includes several tax reform measures related to the federal and cantonal tax laws. 

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Double Taxation Convention between Switzerland and UAE

The Swiss federal Council and the Government of the United Arab Emirates have decided to conclude a Convention in regard of the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income. The UAE is one of Switzerland’s most important economic partners in the Middle East, therefore a double taxation convention is meant to enhance bilateral economic relations between the two countries.

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