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Switzerland Corporate Formation

Updated:2018-3-8 18:00:14    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:1099

Switzerland corporate formation is also called Switzerland business setup, Switzerland company registration an Switzerland company establishment. Switzerland is certainly one of the most attractive countries in the world in which to live, work, and run a company. It offers a combination of political and economic stability, a clean and safe environment, and comparatively low personal and company tax rates. However the tax regime, complicated by the various cantons, is quite complex. If you want register your company in the quickest possible timeframe, and ensure your company is structured in the most tax-efficient way, please contact us today for further details.

What are the main types of company formed in Switzerland?
There are two major types of business entity for foreign investors, and they are as follows:
(1) Limited Liability Company (Sàrl);
(2) Corporation (SA).

What are the main features of an Sàrl?
(1) Mainly used for small to medium sized businesses;
(2) Minimum share capital is 20,000 Swiss Francs (€12,320);
(3) No restrictions on foreign ownership;
(4) Minimum of two people required to establish the company;
(5) One of the directors must be a Swiss resident.

What are the main features of an SA?
(1) Mainly used for medium to large sized businesses;
(2) Minimum share capital is 100,000 Swiss Francs (€61,600);
(3) At least 50% of share capital to be paid up;
(4) Shareholders can remain completely anonymous;
(5) Majority of board directors must be Swiss residents.

Is it complicated to set up a company in Switzerland?
Swiss director required by Swiss laws (We can arrange a Nominee for you);
Preparation of memorandum and articles;
Opening a Swiss bank account;
File with the Registrar of Companies;
Switzerland divided into 26 different Cantons, which are member states of the federal state of Switzerland. Most popular for company registrations are Zugge, Zurich, Geneva, Fribourg, Lucerne.

How easy is it to recruit staff in Switzerland?
Even though Switzerland has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, (3.9% in 2009) you will not have any problems recruiting the right people for your business. The workforce is well educated and highly skilled, with over 80% of the labour pool in possession of a secondary diploma or vocational training. Switzerland has four official languages – French, German Italian and Romansh and English is widely used. The country has an advanced recruitment sector and will be happy to help you if you require advice on this.

What is the regulatory environment like?
Swiss authorities do their best to ensure that business regulation is as light as possible, but it should be noted that companies are subject to canton (state) as well as federal laws. Cantons have regulatory and taxation powers of their own and they differ from one canton to another, so expert advice is essential. We have local specialists on standby to guide you through everything you need to know.

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