The Swiss tax system is one of the most successful in the world as taxes are decided and levied at different levels: federal, cantonal and municipal.

One of the important reasons why taxes are low is that there exists a tax competition inside the country.

In 2003 a debt brake was adopted which forces the government to balance income and expenditure. The taxation in the best cantons are among the best in the world, whether in regard to corporate tax or skilled worker tax.

The taxes for people and companies is not very high.

The income tax for companies is only 8.5% at the federal level. There will also be profit taxes at the cantonal level and the municipal level.

Provided that a company creates jobs in specific areas of Switzerland and that there is a project for investment, they may benefit from a complete or partial tax exemption. There will only be very rare situations where double taxation exists in Switzerland and another country.

The reason behind this excellent location factor is the agreements between Switzerland and all-important trading partners such as the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, China, and a large number of other countries.

There’s a distinguishable useful and pragmatic relationship between the people who pay taxes and the officials who collect them. The major companies that give consultation and auditing services consider this cooperation based on trust to be valuable.


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Switzerland Global Enterprise

Greater Zurich Area

Michael AW

Michael AW

Michael is the founder of Fantastic Switzerland Associaton. A non-profit organization to promote the location of Switzerland

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