Juni Einzelunternehmen, so ist deren Umsatz zusammenzurechnen. Für alle anderen Einzelunternehmen ist der Eintrag freiwillig (HRegV 36). HRegV. Commercial register regulation of 17 October Hrsg. Administrative practice of tax authorities (Verwaltungspraxis der Bundesbehörden). VStG. (). companies limited by shares is available at .ch/ch/d/sr/chtml (art. 78 HRegV [Commercial Register Ordinance]).

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An asset-based test is used to determine whether a company is adequately financed. In general, no approval from the authorities, chambers of commerce or professional associations is required to establish a business. Cantonal tax rates are as follows: The Foundation Charter must indicate the organs of the foundation and the nature of its administration.

Another option is to create an Association with the same purpose as a foundation. Shelf companies permitted Legal system Incorporation timescale for a turnkey company Cyrillic alphabet permitted in company name Local registered office No.

Minimum number of directors Residency requirements for directors Corporate directors permitted Disclosure to local agent Disclosure to public 1.

In other words, if the closing date of a company is on December 31, the fiscal year runs from January 1 to December 31; on the other hand, if the closing date is on March 31, the fiscal year runs from April 1 to March Switzerland is well known for its large number of international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

According to the Circular No. Declaration of acceptance as member of the board. The Swiss Foundation law does not recognize any possibility of reassignment, which would allow the founders after a certain period to claim back the amount contributed into the foundation or parts thereof.

Total assets of CHF 10 million Annual sales of CHF 20 million An average headcount over the year of 50 employees or more If these conditions are not met, then the annual financial statements are only subject to a limited audit questioning of management, appropriate detailed checks, analytical audit procedures, etc. Switzerland does not levy withholding tax on royalties and service fees. Instead, a circular letter of the FTA sets forth safe harbor rules that apply to related party debt.


There is combined tax return filing for both federal and cantonal income tax purposes. Enterprise foundations have emerged in practice. The capital is Bern. There are no statutory requirements for a Swiss company to have a seal. The family foundation is different from the common foundation in that, according to the intention of the founder, the circle of beneficiaries is limited to members of a single, specific family. A general partnership is a legal structure for a business set up by two or more individuals.

Losses may not be carried back. Swiss companies are not required to appoint a company secretary. Some cantons apply the highest inheritance tax rate and others take the relationship between the settlor and the beneficiaries into account and only then determine the tax rate.

Another alternative could be the set up of an Association which could have the same purpose like a Foundation. The largely ceremonial President and Vice President of the Confederation are elected by the Federal Assembly from among the members of the Federal Council for one-year terms that run concurrently. Whether protectors fall under the AMLA depends on their powers under the trust.

Resident individuals are taxed on their worldwide income except for profits from foreign businesses, foreign branches and foreign immovable property, which are tax- exempt. Minimum number of shareholders Residency requirements for shareholders Corporate shareholder permitted Disclosure to local agent Disclosure to public 1. Switzerland is a relatively easy place to do business, currently ranking 28th of countries in the Ease of Doing Business Index.


Act name Scope of law Swiss Civil Code The trustee is regarded as the formal owner but not the beneficial owner of the trust assets. There is no restriction on the nationality or residency of the shareholders. Services and documents In brief In detail Legal system.

The amount of his entitlement to distribution will be capitalized and the capital value of his entitlement is subject to wealth tax. The cantons may set their own tax rates. Establishment of a Swiss foundation is much more complex than a Lichtenstein foundation.


In that case the Circular No. Beneficiaries of an irrevocable discretionary trust have in general no legal entitlement to receive distributions from the trust. Sole proprietorship Einzelfirma ; Partnership Kollektivgesellschaft ; Limited partnership Kommanditgesellschaft ; Public limited company AG ; Ordinary partnership Kommanditaktiengesellschaft ; Private limited liability company GmbH ; Cooperative society Genossenschaft ; Branch of a foreign entity.

Executive power is exercised by the government and the federal administration and is not concentrated in any one person.

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A personnel welfare foundation is often chosen as a vehicle for pension funds that serve as a continuation of living standards after retirement. Finally, family foundations are exempted from the obligation to mandate an auditor. According to legal doctrine and jurisprudence, two conditions have to be met: Exports of goods and services are, in principle, zero-rated.

This address must contain the following: Ecclesiastic foundations are mentioned several times in the Swiss Civil Code, however, the law does not provide a legal definition of the ecclesiastic foundation. Family foundations do not need to be registered in the commercial registry in order to obtain legal personality. VAT returns must be asmin quarterly and the relevant VAT amount remitted to the federal tax authorities.

Legislative power is formed by the bicameral Federal Assembly which consists of Council of States 46 seats – members serve four-year terms and the National Council members are elected by popular vote on a basis of proportional representation to admih four-year terms.

Since it is possible to hold Swiss property in trust. VAT is levied at federal level only. These factors combined make the Swiss Charitable Foundation an effective estate planning vehicle, that is suitable for charitable, international and philanthropist activities.

There is no Swiss substantial law on trusts and no such thing as a Swiss domestic trust.

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