Move your company to Switzerland
More and more professionals and foreign entrepreneurs are going or are thinking to initiate or transfer its activities in Switzerland. The main advantages are:
– Tax system simpler and not oppressive taxation for companies with around 25% and with a VAT of 8%. Individuals have a withholding, payroll, around 20%.
– Bureaucracy extremely simple and lightweight, with fast response times of the institutions and collaborative approach.
– Banking system extremely solid (Swiss banks are the most capitalized in the world) that allows easier access to credit at favorable rates.
– Very good infrastructure and connections.
– Technologies of the most advanced in the world and top-notch facilities.
– Last but not least, there are cantons with three different official languages, Italian, French and German, that guarantee, not far from the border of the state of origin, the opportunity to speak their native tongue.
And you can either open a branch in Switzerland of a foreign company, or set up a company in Switzerland itself. In Switzerland 4 are the most common legal forms of companies:
Ditta individuale (Sole proprietorship)
Enterprise without legal personality, is formed by the sole proprietor, who must be domiciled in Switzerland (without residence). No minimum capital required but unlimited liability of the holder which meets with their personal assets. There can not be a partner to the company employees participating in it.
Società in nome collettivo
They ‘a company formed by two or more individuals come together under a common company in order to undertake a task. The company must be domiciled in Switzerland (no requirement of domicile by the shareholders).
As in the case of a sole proprietorship does not require payment of capital and provides unlimited joint and several liability of each shareholder.
Sagl (Limited liability company – LLC)
It ‘a company, with its own legal personality, in which one or more people join into a single company. They need at least a partner and a director (can also be the same person). At least one director whose signatories must be domiciled in Switzerland. Each member satisfies the company for a maximum amount of the share capital registered. It ‘a company suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises. Minimum initial capital: CHF 20.000.-
SA (Limited liability company – Inc.)
It ‘a company, with its own legal personality, in which one or more people join into a single company. You need at least one shareholder and a Board of Directors, although the latter may prove to be represented by only one shareholder. Each member satisfies the company for a maximum amount of the share capital registered. At least one member of the board of directors whose signatories must be resident in Switzerland. The fundamental difference with Sagl is that in this type of society remain anonymous shareholders / investors. Minimum capital required: CHF 100,000