VAT obligations and fiscal representation in Switzerland

You may become liable to VAT if you are realising sales in Switzerland as a foreign company, If this is the case, Swiss legislation demands fiscal representation in Switzerland. This is can be done through the granting of domicile to the company by a representative resident in Switzerland.

Correctly registering for VAT and declaring the arranged fiscal representation are of central importance for avoiding later issues with the tax office. It will also significantly accelerate the entire registration process and import of goods from abroad. The fiscal representation needed to enjoy these benefits can be provided by our trustees. You will be able to draw on our vast expertise and make your own decision on how much support you require from us with this complex topic.

Broschure on Fiscal Representation in Switzerland

Our professional experts can help you with the following functions:

  • Clarification of tax liability in Switzerland
  • Registration procedure
  • Fiscal representation in Switzerland
  • If desired: Registering ZAZ account for simplified handling of customs duties and VAT charges
  • Periodic document checks - the documents are registered by the customer
  • Create and submit periodic VAT settlements
  • Creation of the annual sales and input tax statement (CH sales)
  • Support for any VAT revisions by the Swiss Confederation Tax administration (STA)

How it works:

You will receive an Excel file for registration of the documents

You will send us the filled in Excel file quarterly

We will check it and create the VAT return

We will send the VAT return to the Swiss Confederation Tax administration (STA)

We will take over all correspondence with the STA and support you with any bureaucratic issues


One-time registration fee of 500 CHF includes the following services:

  • Initial check for VAT liability in Switzerland
  • Clarification of possibilities for optimization (e.g. declaration of foreign ownership)
  • Registration of VAT with the Swiss authorities

Annual package in the amount of 1,500 CHF per year includes the following services, payable at the beginning of the year:

  • Quarterly creation of VAT returns
  • All communication with tax authorities


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail ( or by phone at one of our branches.