FAQ – How is the tax rate for companies in Switzerland?
In Switzerland, the tax compared to the rest of Europe are very low. The tax rate for companies in Switzerland consists of three tax values:
- The direct federal tax of 8.5%
- Cantonal corporate income tax about 6% – 16%
- Capital levy of about 0.05% – 0.3%
This is depending on the canton, a tax burden of approximately 14.5% – 25%. Thus the tax rate in Switzerland for companies far below the average in the European comparison.
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Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation
Switzerland has signed a double taxation agreement (DTA) with more than 60 states (including almost all Western countries).