Patent box to enhance Switzerland's tax attractiveness

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Many Swiss and foreign multinational corporations with a strong business presence in Switzerland are

affected by the changes in the Swiss tax system brought about by the new federal law on tax reform and AHV financing. An important part of this are the

provisions for the introduction of a patent box, which is intended to maintain and strengthen the attractiveness of Switzerland as a tax location.


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What is a tax ruling - and are agreements with the tax authorities per se of the devil?

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Almost every economic decision taken by a private individual or a company has tax implications. On the other hand, tax legislation does not provide regulations for individual situations. Tax law is designed to be open and flexible so that it can be applied to as many economic situations as possible.


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How does a NON EU/EFTA citizen obtain a residence permit/work permit for Switzerland?

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Living and working in Switzerland is still highly attractive to foreigners. In order to achieve this goal, foreigners must overcome many official hurdles. Switzerland has a tightly knit system that regulates and controls the access of foreign nationals to Switzerland. When processing applications from abroad, in Switzerland the first major step is to distinguish between citizens from EU/EFTA countries and citizens form non-EU/EFTA

countries. In the following, the rules for citizens from a non-EU/EFTA country (third-country nationals) are described in detail. We have presented the rules for citizens from EU/EFTA countries in a separate article.


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How does an EU/EFTA citizen obtain a residence permit/work permit for Switzerland?

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Living and working in Switzerland is still highly attractive to foreigners. In order to achieve this goal, foreigners must overcome many official hurdles. Switzerland has a tightly knit system that regulates and controls the access of foreign nationals to Switzerland. When processing applications from abroad, in Switzerland the first major step is to distinguish between citizens from EU/EFTA countries and citizens form non-EU/EFTA

countries. In the following, the rules for citizens from an EU/EFTA country are described in detail. We have presented the rules for citizens from non-EU/EFTA countries in a separate article.


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Tax burden in Switzerland 2018: international comparison


On 25 January 2019, the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) published the annual statistical comparison «Tax burden 2018: international comparison. Tax rates and tax/GDP ratios in different OECD-countries».


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Tax burden in Switzerland 2017


The Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has

calculated and announced the tax burden in the cantons and municipalities for 2017.


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Tax burden in Switzerland 2017: international comparison


On 19 January 2018, the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) published the annual statistical comparison «Tax burden 2017: international comparison. Tax rates and tax/GDP ratios in different OECD-countries».


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Tax burden in Switzerland 2016


The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has calculated and announced the tax burden for cantons and municipalities for the year 2016.


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Lump-sum taxation for individuals maintain Switzerland's attractiveness


The term “lump sum taxation” is used to describe the special taxation regime applicable to foreign individuals resident in Switzerland different from the ordinary Swiss income- and wealth tax system.


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6 reasons for Switzerland's attractiveness


In the past, Switzerland has established itself as an internationally preferred location for multinational companies and today counts among the most strongly integrated political economies within the global economy. This means that Switzerland is on the winning side of globalization. 


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