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Switzerland corporate tax rate

The corporate tax rate is collected in Switzerland from companies, based on their net income obtained from business activities during a fiscal year. 

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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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Types of Taxes in Switzerland

The types of taxes currently existing in Switzerland can be divided into three major categories: federal taxes, cantonal taxes and municipal taxes. In order to avoid overlapping taxation, Switzerland has concluded double taxation agreements with most industrialized countries, to protect foreign investors from double taxation.

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