Switzerland is not only a good banking system, but also an attractive country to run a business regardless of its nature. Switzerland’s attractiveness is mainly due to its relatively low taxes, business-friendly attitude, high institutional culture and political stability both internally and externally. Check what taxes are like in Switzerland.

Taxes in Switzerland

Companies being Swiss residents are required to pay income tax on their entire income worldwide.
Income tax is paid at two levels by companies in Switzerland: federal and cantonal. The taxes at the cantonal level vary and in some cases are progressive. The approximate total effective corporate income tax rate in Switzerland varies, depending on the canton, between 11% and 21%.
The standard VAT rate in Switzerland is 7.7%, however, this will increase to 8.1% from 2024.

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FAQ

  • HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COUNTRY TO MOVE TO?

    Moving abroad is a highly significant step in life. Tax issues should come as the last matter to be considered. Think about where you would like to live, where your children should go to school and where you want to run a business. Only after honestly answering these questions, can you decide which country will be the most suitable for all your needs.

  • WHAT FORMALITIES DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE WHEN MOVING OUT OF POLAND?

    There are many formalities, and they depend primarily on the current situation. The aim should be to completely sever all ties with Poland. 

  • DO I HAVE TO FILE A TAX RETURN IN POLAND AFTER MOVING AWAY?

    Tax returns in Poland are submitted by Polish residents or persons earning income in Poland who are residents of another country. It all depends on whether you have successfully relinquished your Polish residence. And if you have, it also depends on the kind of income you earn in Poland.

  • WILL I PAY TAX IN POLAND BECAUSE OF RELOCATING THE COMPANY ABROAD?

    The question is about the broad subject of exit tax. First of all, you need to verify what moving the company abroad actually means. It can be both the relocation of the registered office of the company and the personal move of the entrepreneur – a natural person. The tax implications of both situations may be significantly different.

  • CAN I TRANSFER THE COMPANY'S ASSETS TO THE DESTINATION COUNTRY TAX-FREE?

    The general limit below which you do not have to pay exit tax in Poland is PLN 4 million. Nevertheless, it is always necessary to check this issue because the transfer of the company’s assets to the destination country will not always mean the same thing.