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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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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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