Holding companies which limit their interests and involvement to non-Swiss
corporations are eligible for a permanent tax holiday in three Swiss
cantons. Overall taxes are about 8% of net profit - full stop!
There are three cantons which offer such tax breaks: Fribourg, Zug and
Glaris. Although the rates of taxation are more or less the same in each canton, there are
other factors you must keep in mind when deciding where to incorporate your company. These
include location, the availability of suitable real estate, the workforce, the language,
should you incorporate your Swiss holding company?
train connections to Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Geneva.
to Zurich and its international airport.
in by mountains. Closest city is Zurich, some distance away.
at comparatively cheap prices.
expensive because of high demand.
expensive because of low demand.
of life and landscape
- stunning landscape with mountains and crystal-clear lake.
lifestyle but splendid mountainous landscape.
French-German, English widespread. Reasonable wages
speak German and often English, more expensive.
workforce but main language will be Swiss German and German.
Michelin, Liebherr, Bayer, Ilford, Nina Ricci, Otis, Schlumberger, TetraPak, Tupperware
||No big companies
||Best choice if
you need a real office with employees.
choice if you need a only domiciled office.
choice if you have no other reason to go there.
We can create a new holding for you in about a week, for a very reasonable fee. If you
need further assistance, for example: Swiss directors, accounting and fiscal advise, real
estate, and residential permits, we will be glad to offer you the best professional
If you have more questions, you can contact
us or go to our Frequently Asked Questions
where there is a full section devoted to Swiss holding companies.
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