VAT management

Whether you're a company based in Switzerland or planning to import goods into the country, it's vital to be aware of the specific rules governing VAT.

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The costs of VAT mismanagement can be high, both financially and legally.

VAT accounting methods

Businesses can choose between two methods for calculating VAT: the ordinary system and the flat-rate system.

Ordinary regime

The ordinary system involves precise accounting of VAT-related income and expenditure. Companies choosing this method must keep detailed accounts of their financial transactions in order to correctly calculate the VAT due.

Companies must record all VAT-related transactions, including sales, purchases, receipts and payments.

Companies must submit periodic declarations to the tax authorities to account for their activities and pay the VAT due.

This system is particularly suited to companies with complex or varied transactions.

Flat-rate system

The flat-rate system is a more simplified option for small businesses. Instead of recording each transaction individually, these companies apply a flat rate to their sales, regardless of actual expenses.

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VAT registration in Switzerland

The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) plays an essential role in tax administration in Switzerland. It is responsible for ensuring compliance with tax obligations, including those relating to VAT administration.

Any company carrying out a sales annual turnover in excess of CHF 100,000 must register for VAT in Switzerland. This registration is compulsory and must be made with theAFC.

Please note that companies based abroad may be obliged to register from their first sale in Switzerland, without exceeding sales of CHF 100,000.

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Frequently asked questions

In Switzerland, there are three VAT rates: 7.7%, 2.5% and 0%. The applicable rate depends on the class of goods and services supplied.

To register for VAT in Switzerland, you'll need to complete a registration form with the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) and provide the required documents.

If you make a mistake on your tax return, you could be subject to fines or flat-rate penalties. So it's vital to be accurate when calculating and paying VAT.

Calling on our fiduciary to manage your VAT allows you to benefit from professional expertise and save time in your administrative procedures.

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