Establishing a company in Switzerland
Situated in the middle of the EU without being a member, with its own currency and excellent infrastructure, Switzerland is without denial one of the most attractive countries for creating a company.
Taxes are agreeable and easy to handle and the foundation as well as the administration is in most cases quite straight forward.
Additionally, in Switzerland Value Added Tax (VAT) is at 8% (can vary depending on service / product) and is as such one of the lowest rates in Europe. With stable legal system that can be complex to manoevre, but is consistent and reliable this is an attractive place to be for long term settlement.
The process of founding a company is relatively simple, however certain professions and domaines will need additional authoritization.
A network of experts and legal advisors, SwissBenefits AG, based in Wabern, Bern offers support with the foundation of a company accompanying clients during the entire procedure.
Company types in Switzerland
There are four types of unincorporated firms:
- Sole proprietorship
- General Partnership
- Simple partnership
- Limited partnership
These types of companies are cheaper and simpler to found, however the founders as well depending on the company the associates are fully liable.
There are namely two types of capital corporations:
- Limited liability company (LLC, GmbH, Sàrl)
- Company limited by shares (AG, SA)
Foundation costs are higher, however the liability of the owners is limited.
Foundation of a company in Switzerland
Swissbenefits AG accompanies clients during the process including: