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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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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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Zug new tax regulation 2017

The Head of the Department of Finance, Heinz Tännler, supports the proposals by the Federal Steering Committee for the new tax regulation 2017. He feels encouraged regarding the cornerstones for Zug’s corporate tax law reform.

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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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