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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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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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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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Why invest in Switzerland?

Switzerland has become a preferred destination for investorsdue to its taxation system, geographic and political position, low inflation, low unemployment rate as well as its competitive business environment. 

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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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