Tax representation for companies

VAT obligation and fiscal representation in Switzerland

Foreign companies that generate sales in Switzerland may become subject to VAT.

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What we offer:
Review of VAT obligation
Competent specialists
Friendly advice
Registration VAT in Switzerland
Processing VAT in Switzerland
Transparent costs
Application fee
CHF 500
excl. VAT
Initial review of the VAT obligation in Switzerland
Clarification of optimization possibilities (e.g. notification of foreign investments)
Applying for a VAT number at the Swiss Federal Tax Administration
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Annual fee
CHF 1'500
excl. VAT
Payable at the beginning of the year
Quarterly preparation of VAT statements
Taking over the correspondence with the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (ESTV)
Preparation of annual sales and input tax corrections (for sales in Switzerland)
Assistance with VAT controls by the Swiss Confederation. Tax Administration (ESTV)
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How fiscal representation works in Switzerland

Entry of receipts

Sie erhalten eine Excel-Datei zur Erfassung von Belegen oder Sie verwenden auf Wunsch eine eigene Vorlage.

01
Offerte zur Firmengründung berechnen

Forwarding of receipts

You send your assigned Findea consultant the Excel file with the recorded receipts quarterly.

02
Firmendaten zur Firmengründung erfassen

Preparation of VAT declaration

Your Findea consultant will check the documentation received and prepare the VAT declaration for you.

03
Kontakt zur Firmengründung aufnehmen

Submission of VAT declaration

We submit the VAT return to the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (ESTV).

04
Dokumente zur Firmengründung prüfen

Taking over correspondence

We handle your correspondence with the Swiss Federal Tax Administration and support you in all kinds of bureaucratic matters.

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Unterschrift beglaubigen für die Firmengründung
"A correct registration of the fiscal representation as well as the VAT is of great importance to avoid difficulties with the tax authorities".

If, as a foreign company, you generate sales in Switzerland, you may become liable for VAT. If this is the case, the Swiss legislator requires a fiscal representation in Switzerland. In this case, a representative established in Switzerland grants the domicile for the respective company.

A correct registration of the fiscal representation as well as the VAT is of great importance to avoid difficulties with the tax authorities. In addition, the entire registration process and the import of goods from abroad is significantly accelerated.

When is fiscal representation necessary?

In order to be able to enjoy the above mentioned advantages, a fiscal representation is necessary, which we offer you with our trustees. You can rely on our comprehensive expertise and decide freely how extensive we may support you in this complex matter.

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Our experienced specialists can support you in the following tasks:

Clarification of VAT liability Switzerland

Registration procedure

Registration ZAZ Account (if desired)
Periodic document checks (recording is done by customers)
Creation and submission of the periodic VAT statements
Preparation of the annual turnover and input tax return
Monitoring of possible VAT revisions

When must a foreign company be represented in Switzerland for tax purposes?

Companies with a worldwide annual turnover of CHF 100'000 are subject to mandatory VAT in Switzerland and thus require a tax representation in Switzerland.

The VAT reporting obligation for foreign companies in Switzerland can be traced back to, among other things, the following (unlike in the EU, no tax debt reversal applies in Switzerland):

Provision of work services in Switzerland

Execution of assembly work in Switzerland

Carrying out activities that actually take place in Switzerland
Services related to real estate in Switzerland
Provision of electronic services to customers who are not taxable in Switzerland
Shipping from Switzerland
What do our specialists do for you?

Fiscal representation without risk

Our offer includes a one-time registration fee and an annual payment for the quarterly VAT preparation and all communication with the authorities.

Clarification of the VAT liability in Switzerland

Handling of the registration formalities

Tax representation in Switzerland
Creation of a ZAZ account (upon request)
Regular checking of the receipts (recorded by the customer)
Preparation & submission of VAT statements
Creation of the annual sales and input tax adjustments
Support with VAT controls by authorities

VAT specialist in Switzerland wanted?

Rely on Findea

Rely on Findea for your fiscal representation.

Our specialists will be happy to assist you with the clarification, registration and processing of VAT in Switzerland.

You and our specialists work together digitally. We are also personally available to you as consultants for any inspections by the authorities.

If you wish, we can advise you at one of our 8 locations in Switzerland.

Digital and paperless collaboration
Annual fixed costs
Competent value added tax specialists
Support from experts

Get a financial expert to take care of your company's accounting. In addition to managing your books and taxes, we can help you with fiscal representation and audit your financial statements.

Built for growing SMEs

In addition to our fiduciary services, we also offer amendments to articles of association, tax and legal advice. Domicile addresses can be rented upon request.

Outsourcing accounting

While Findea takes care of the accounting, you can concentrate on your core business. You will also have more free time which you can use with your family or hobbies.

Value for money

The costs of using our accounting packages are transparent and appropriate to their scope.

Data protection guaranteed

You can rest assured that your invoices, receipts and other sensitive data are protected with us.

Liability

We assume liability for any errors. So you do not have to fear that the tax office will hold you responsible for these mistakes and even impose fines in an emergency.