VAT settlement – now online

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Are you sure that your tax-free exports are compliant?

In 2013, the Swiss economy has exported goods worth CHF 212 billion. This represents around 50% of Swiss economic output. And exporters are not just the multinationals, but the Swiss SMEs are successful in the export business. Therefore, better you know the procedural requirements of the FTA for exports, so you get sure the [...]

Do you want to do something good to your employees

Many German workers are disillusioned when they see how less cents of every euro of raised payment goes into their own pockets. Often, more than half goes for taxes and social security plan. The problem can be mitigated a bit by granting tax-deferred or tax-free salary components. This is quite interesting for the employer [...]