The Swiss tax system is characterized by various levels of direct taxation: direct federal tax, cantonal taxes and municipal taxes. The tax legislation in the individual Swiss cantons is often very different from one canton to another.
The cantonal laws and tax rates in Switzerland may vary considerably from one canton to another, which is why it’s important to carefully consider where you establish a company in Switzerland.
The new year, 2020 has brought with it a raft of new laws and changes in Switzerland.
With these few lines, we request your precious time to remind you of the main legislative
changes that await us from January 2020.
The calculation of the tax rates in Switzerland is based on the net income of the taxpayer. Like in most other European countries, there are several tax deductions that can be made when a tax declaration is filed in Switzerland. These will reduce the taxable income and consequently the value of tax that needs to be paid diminishes significantly.
Swiss holding companies provide certain tax benefits, especially depending on the canton where they are established. The canton of Zug is one of the preferred business locations for company registration, including for holding companies.
Swiss mixed companies can benefit from certain tax privileges if they qualify under certain conditions. Especially on cantonal level, the tax rate can significantly drop. Find out how can a Swiss company qualify as a mixed company and what are the most important tax advantages for this type of company 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.
The corporate tax rate is collected in Switzerland from companies, based on their net income obtained from business activities during a fiscal year.