2511, 2015

VAT settlement – now online

By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: Taxes|0 Comments

Largely unnoticed by the public, the ESTV (Eidgenössisiche Tax Administration) since 8 September 2015 has enabled the portal for the online VAT settlement. On the "ESTV Suisse Tax" portal companies can register who wish to perform the VAT settlement online in the future. It is obvious that the online VAT settlement brings a wide rationalization and thus significant savings for the tax administration in Bern with it. In the age of e-government and eTax the VAT settlement online is a logical step that brings benefits for all stakeholders. The well-known until now in use [...]

411, 2015

Generally tax-free, but not always: The export of services from Switzerland to other countries

By |November 4th, 2015|Categories: Taxes|0 Comments

Generally tax-free, but not always: The export of services from Switzerland to other countries Services that can be charged according to the recipient location principle are exempted from VAT. This results in two essential questions: What are services and what services can be billed under the recipient location principle? Basically, it is advisable to consider not only the Swiss VAT law but also the tax regulations in the country of the customer by exporting services. Most of the Swiss service exports go to EU countries. The EU countries have indeed largely harmonized their sales [...]