Swiss Business and Tax Law

Swiss Business and Tax Law Attorneys

In the last decade, Switzerland, along with many other European countries, has enforced stricter tax laws due to the recession that has enveloped Europe for some time now.

In addition to such strict changes, the Swiss parliament adopted a multitude of other problem-solving projects that, in turn, might affect banking security, automatic exchange of information, and specific tax regimes.

The current number of tax investigations conducted by Swiss authorities is rapidly increasing as well as the need for appropriate tax adjustments, which is why we here at THEVOZ Attorneys keep up to date with the current Swiss changes to offer the most knowledgeable of legal services to individuals and corporations alike.

To schedule a consultation with our best Switzerland tax lawyer at THEVOZ Attorneys, contact us at +1 (512) 696 1467 today.

About Swiss Business and Tax Law

Switzerland is a place that we hold dear to our heart. It is the birthplace of two of our law offices—in Lausanne and Geneva—so when we say that we know Swiss tax law, you know we mean it.

Swiss business and tax laws can be a private individual or corporation’s best friend. Its tax laws are among one of the most business-friendly in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), an organization comprised of 35 other countries working together to promote world trade and economic growth.

After the country’s tax reform, Switzerland has become a heavy hitter for people looking to expand their operations, touting one of the lowest corporate tax rates with a median of 13 percent among specific cantons. If that wasn’t reason enough, Switzerland also provides:

  1. Solid bank secrecy laws
  2. Highly educated workforce
  3. A stable government

The Switzerland tax lawyers of THEVOZ Attorneys are proud to consult with foreign investors, private citizens, and global corporations looking to expand operations into our country and experience firsthand the benefits of Switzerland’s tax system. Just like any other country, however, tax laws must be adhered to, and our experienced Switzerland tax lawyers can help you stay in compliance.

Services that THEVOZ Attorneys Provides

Staying in compliance with tax codes from foreign countries—even low-risk countries like Switzerland—can be a difficult endeavor to go at alone. If you aren’t careful, an unknowing discrepancy here can read off as potentially fraudulent submission to your tax file, which could lead to serious legal trouble.

During our years of serving expatriates, private individuals, and U.S. businesses and investors operating abroad, our Switzerland tax attorneys have gained relevant experience in helping those that need:

  • Asset Protection
  • Employment Tax Reporting and Disputes
  • International Tax Planning
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Audits and Appeals
  • IRS Criminal Tax Investigations
  • IRS Healthcare Disputes
  • Tax Return Issues
  • Trust Fund Planning and Recovery
  • Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)

Our tax attorneys at THEVOZ Attorneys have made a name for themselves in consulting with and representing those that have a vested interest in benefiting from Swiss business and tax law. Do not hesitate, and contact us at +1 (512) 696 1467 for a tax plan that is tailored to your specific circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

At THEVOZ Attorneys, we have gained much experience in the area of tax planning because we work with any clients from any country. How our Switzerland tax attorneys handle tax planning involves the following steps:

  1. Developing an understanding of the client’s current financial situation.
  2. Identifying the client’s short-term, medium-term, and long-term business objectives.
  3. Hypothesizing one or more potential outcomes.
  4. Guidance on selecting a certain type of structure to be implemented.
  5. Executing the project.

Group reorganization includes modifying structural changes to your business as it begins to grow. THEVOZ Attorneys attorneys will help you enhance the structure of your business and also adjust your legal structure according to any changes so that you or your business is current and abides by Swiss tax law.

Some of the other types of reorganization we provide help with:

  • Company Mergers/Divides
  • Acquisition of Swiss/Foreign Companies With Due Diligence
  • Liquidating Swiss Companies
  • Expand Your Company into Switzerland or Abroad

If you or your company need guidance in reorganization, the Switzerland tax attorneys of THEVOZ Attorneys have the experience necessary to make it a worry-free process.

Due diligence is one of the most important decisions a company needs to make when buying or selling companies in order to satisfy the legal requirements of such acquisitions. This process must be professionally managed in order for the company to be able to obtain the information they need to make optimal business decisions.

For vendors, we offer to help clients by negotiating their sales agreements, negotiating confidentiality agreements, instill organizational rules for the due diligence process, and list all documents to be made available for potential acquirers to see.

For acquirers, the due diligence process allows the obtention of all of the information they need to possess in order to assess any risks posed by the company being sold. This particular type of information is crucial to have as it allows us to help acquirers negotiate further into their potential purchase and to help establish a set value of the company in interest.

Our tax lawyers possess firm relations between the tax authorities and taxpayers in Switzerland which makes us ideal in negotiating tax rulings and representing clients in dealings with the tax authorities.

In order to obtain a tax ruling, the taxpayer is required to submit details of the situation to the relevant tax authority by writing out an application which will invite them to agree to any tax consequences involved. This application must be presented before the transaction takes place so that the tax authority can deliver its decision.

We understand how challenging it is to keep up to date with current Swiss law and want to be there to help with everything you need, which is why the Switzerland tax lawyers at THEVOZ Attorneys can make this business transitional process as simple as possible.

Contact us today to schedule a Swiss Business and Tax Law consultation from a qualified Switzerland tax lawyer at +1 (512) 696 1467 today.

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