Open a Company in Switzerland

Set up a business in Switzerland? Setting up a company in Switzerland takes 18 days’ time. It is required to submit all the documents properly in the process of company incorporation in Switzerland which consists of six steps. It also requires depositing share capital in a bank account before registration. Hire personnel in Switzerland? A

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Company Registration in Switzerland

Types of companies in Switzerland Following are the types of Swiss legal entities that Foreign and local investors can choose from: limited liability companies stock companies sole proprietorships limited partnerships general partnerships The minimum numbers of two shareholders are required in a Swiss limited liability company, which is very beneficial for small or medium enterprises. These are

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Purchasing a Company in Switzerland

Swiss Shelf Companies In Switzerland, shelf companies are usually set up to be sold later on to third parties and is like a business that was not brought up to run economic operations. Most of these ready-made companies are stock companies (AG) or limited liability companies (L.L.C.). For an amount time, it is usually a

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Types of Structures in Switzerland

The main types of legal structures in Switzerland includes: Stock Corporation(AG/SA) Limited liability company (L.L.C.), Partnerships(further classified as below) Sole proprietorship General partnership Limited partnership. The Stock Corporation in Switzerland The stock corporation takes between 2-3 weeks to be set up. Stock Corporation is legally separated from its owners and is a form of well-known and stable business.

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Applying for Tax Returns in Switzerland

The Swiss taxation system Taxation system of Switzerland is based upon the application of federal, cantonal and local taxes. Agreements regarding the harmonization of certain taxation provisions have been made by the cantons, but differences still remain with respect to the wealth, estate, inheritances and gains from real estate property. Switzerland has double taxation agreements with about

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Why Invest in Switzerland

Invest in Switzerland Due to the economic stability of the country and its powerful legal system, Switzerland is becoming one of the greatest business hubs. Economic stability is the main attraction for the foreign investors to invest in Switzerland. In order to attract foreign investment, huge incentives are offered and this makes Swiss taxation system

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General Partnerships in Switzerland

Types of partnerships in Switzerland There are two types of partnerships in the Swiss Code of Obligations: the limited partnership the general partnership Under a Joint company, partnerships in Switzerland are required to have minimum of two individuals conducting business operations together in the same joint company. Partnerships may not have legal entities as partners

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Establishing a Sole Trader in Switzerland

Sole traders in Switzerland Swiss sole trade is one of the simplest and easiest forms of doing business in Switzerland. It also allows owners to hire personnel and increase the business. The Swiss legislation allows citizens to establish sole proprietorships with the purpose of conducting their own businesses. This is the first step towards financial independency and self-employment.

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Establishing a Joint Stock Company in Switzerland

Swiss joint stock companies        Joint stock companies are structured in such a way that shareholders can buy and incorporate different stocks from a business. The joint stock company in Switzerland (Aktiengesellschaft,AG) is mostly  employed by foreign investors and is a very common type of business entity. This is most suitable for those wanting to start

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Taxation in Switzerland

It is important for an entrepreneur to find out information about taxes applied within the country while opening a company in Switzerland. The direct or indirect taxes are levied in Switzerland. On one side, indirect taxes are applied to goods and services, and on the other side direct taxes are applied on income and wealth.

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