We’re specialized in the incorporation of companies in Switzerland through a relatively quick process, depending on the availability of the necessary documents.
Why should you choose SIG Fiduciaire
Our firm is able to set up this entire process and to manage the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs who are interested in the formation of a company in Switzerland. We offer the best solutions in order to make this process as simple, quick and easy as possible for all our clients.
TAXATION FOR SWISS COMPANIES
Certain Swiss companies, depending on their activity benefit from privileged taxation in various Swiss cantons.
- Holding companies are exempt from cantonal income tax and pay a reduced rate (0.02 ‰) of capital tax.
- Investment companies are granted a tax reduction at cantonal level for significant investments in other companies, similar to the participation deduction.
- Management companies are proportionally taxed for revenues from foreign sources, depending on the extent of the activity. Income from investments in other companies is exempt from taxes.
- Mixed companies are taxed according to various regulations, which allow for significant tax deductions.
- Principal companies can claim a deduction at the level of direct federal tax for business conducted outside Switzerland.
AG (Aktiengesellschaft) – 在瑞士，建立一家股份公司(AG/SA/LTD) 至少需要一名股东，最低100,000瑞士法郎的股份资本（支付20%，最少50,000瑞士法郎）。其成员的责任是以他们所投入的资本为限。管理是由董事会和董事会指定的经理来完成。投资者必须了解到，其中一名经理必须是瑞士居民。如果有必要，SIG Fiduciaire可以为您提供瑞士股东。
GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) – 并购一个GmbH（瑞士有限责任公司）。在瑞士，成立一家有限责任公司最少需要两名股东，最低注册资本20,000瑞士法郎，其成员的责任以他们所投入的资本为限。其管理是由股东大会和一名或者多名董事完成，其中最少有一名必须是瑞士居民。
Sole Proprietorship – is a business structure that can be established by a private individual who is a Swiss resident with the purpose of conducting commercial activities. There is no requirement regarding a minimum capital, but the company must be registered into the Register of Commerce if the annual turnover exceeds 100,000 CHF.
General Partnership – is a business structure formed by at least two individuals who are Swiss residents and have the same economic purpose using the same name. Partnerships don’t require a minimum capital.
Limited Partnership – this type of business structure is formed by at least two individuals of which at least one has full liability while the others are liable only to the extent of the contributions made to the partnership.
Steps for company formation
- The documents of the company shareholders are prepared.
- A bank account is opened with a Swiss bank to deposit the blocked share capital.
- The share capital is deposited with the Swiss bank.
- The Swiss bank issues a capital certificate which confirms that the deposit was made.
- A registered company office is set up in Switzerland.
- The documents are notarized by a Swiss notary and sent to the Swiss Register of Commerce.
- The Register of Commerce issues a registration certificate.
- The bank account used to deposit the blocked share capital becomes a business account for the company.
Why should you open a company in Switzerland?
- Switzerland’s economic system is one of the most competitive in Europe.
- Foreign companies can benefit from significant tax incentives due to the competitive tax system.
- Switzerland has an excellent infrastructure.
- The Swiss government created policies favorable for a business-friendly environment.
- Highly educated and skilled workforce.
- Switzerland has concluded double taxation avoidance treaties with dozens of countries from all over the world.
- Excellent banking and financial services sector and strong monetary security policies.