News Value Added Tax
In the future, the registration and settlement for value-added tax (VAT) is to be done exclusively electronically. This was decided by the Swiss Federal Council at its meeting on June 16, 2023. The amendment to the VAT Regulation will come into force on January 1, 2024.
In the vote of September 25, 2022, the amendment of the AHV law and the federal resolution on the additional financing of the AHV were approved, which is why new VAT rates will apply as from January 01, 2024:
The turnover limit for the VAT obligation of non-profit, voluntarily managed sports and cultural associations and non-profit institutions will be increased from Fr. 150 000 to Fr. 250 000 as of January 1, 2023.
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A newly published ruling by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has relativised the previous practice concerning the VAT risks associated with a company acquisition.
Switzerland - with the cooperation of governmental authorities - especially in the canton of Zug, is playing a pioneering role worldwide in the field of blockchain technology.
Since January 1st 2018, Swiss companies (from a taxable turnover of CHF 100,000) must also register for VAT, even if they provide 100% of their services abroad.