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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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VAT and UID number in Switzerland

Requirements for companies and businesses that are obligated to register for VAT and UID number in Switzerland. Business identification in Switzerland.

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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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Cost of living in Switzerland

The cost of living in Switzerland is among the highest in the world, with the main cities Geneva and Zurich being named in a 2015 study among the most expensive cities in the world. 

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