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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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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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Corporate tax reform measures announced in Switzerland

In June 2016, the Swiss parliament passed the final corporate tax reform package meant to strengthen Switzerland as a competitive business location for foreign companies or entrepreneurs. The tax reform plan (CTR III) includes several tax reform measures related to the federal and cantonal tax laws. 

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The Swiss VAT system

The Swiss VAT system is mostly in accordance with the European VAT Directive; however there are some important differences that need to be addressed, especially when it comes to foreign suppliers of goods and services

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Advantages and taxation of management companies in Switzerland

A management company is best suited to meet the needs of international groups or corporations. The management company operates mainly outside Switzerland, although it may receive part of the income from Switzerland.

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