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Company registration
in Switzerland

Company registration in Switzerland is the inaugural step towards a new epoch of your entrepreneurial journey. Switzerland, the core of Europe, embodies stability, dependability, and an optimistic outlook for the future, thereby attracting business magnates from across the globe to lay the groundwork for their ventures. Visualize the esteem and distinction that your clientele would associate with your brand, upon knowing its registration in Switzerland.
Cost
of service
3 500 EUR*
Term of registration
in the registry

5-7 days

Income
tax
From 11,9%
Company
registration type

No personal visit

* The fees serve as informative indicators. Kindly reach out to the attorneys at Lawtter Solutions to ascertain the services encompassed within the registration fee.
Benefits

Make your vision a reality with Lawtter Solutions. We are your trustworthy companion in navigating the realm of Swiss commerce.

Our commitment is to streamline the process of setting up your business in Switzerland, mirroring the impeccable precision of a Swiss timepiece. Lawtter Solutions provides innovative, effective, and tailored legal solutions that facilitate your time management and foster an undivided focus on your enterprise.
We pledge transparency and dependability to all our clients. Entrust us with the undertaking of your company’s incorporation in Switzerland, and we will ensure a confident stride into the forthcoming phase of your business growth. With Lawtter Solutions, mountains cease to be a hindrance – they transform into your panorama of opportunities. Considering the robust economy and favorable business environment, deciding to register a company in Switzerland can be a strategic and rewarding move for entrepreneurs.

Benefits of Incorporating a Business in Switzerland

Nestled amid the towering peaks of the Alps and pristine lakes lies a nation, renowned not only for its exquisite chocolates, cheese, and watches but also as a beacon of dependability and steadfastness in the global business landscape. Switzerland is a superior option for business incorporation, supported by a myriad of advantages:

Political and Economic Steadiness

Switzerland boasts a robust economy, a minimal corruption level, and a superior standard of living.

Appealing Tax Structure

With one of Europe’s lowest corporate tax rates, Switzerland enables entrepreneurs to retain a larger portion of their hard-earned profits.

Legislative Encouragement for Business

The Swiss government proactively bolsters business endeavors by providing a plethora of investment incentives and benefits.

Global Recognition

Switzerland’s reputation for quality and reliability provides an added boost to your brand’s international prestige.

Strategic Location at the Heart of Europe

Thanks to its geographical positioning, Switzerland affords easy accessibility to the most substantial markets in Europe.

Multilingual and Multicultural Environment

With four official languages, Switzerland’s multicultural setting simplifies conducting international business and interacting with diverse cultures.

High Educational Standards and Qualifications

Ranked highly in global education indices, Switzerland ensures access to a skilled workforce and professionals.

Effective Intellectual Property Protection

Switzerland’s efficient intellectual property safeguards make it an optimal environment for innovative firms.
By opting to incorporate a company in Switzerland, you align your business with a nation where quality, dependability, and progress harmoniously coexist with breathtaking natural beauty, tranquil ambiance, and delectable chocolates.

Company types

Incorporating a company in Switzerland necessitates meticulous planning and an astute grasp of local legislation, but successfully navigating this phase unlocks a plethora of new prospects for your enterprise. Here’s a look at the most favored business models in the country.

Sole Proprietorship

Embark on your entrepreneurial expedition independently, free from the constraints of a complicated corporate framework. Lawtter Solutions can assist you in registering a Sole Proprietorship in Switzerland, providing an all-encompassing suite of services, from administrative formalities to astute business advice. Sole Proprietorship in Switzerland offers a streamlined business model for entrepreneurs who desire to be the sole controllers of their business, and Lawtter Solutions is dedicated to guiding such individuals through every step of the registration process.

Private Limited Liability Company (LLC)

If your vision is to establish a more systematic business with a capped risk, Lawtter Solutions is here to help you set up an LLC in Switzerland. We will equip you with all the necessary resources, from submitting your application to facilitating your company’s successful launch.

Public Joint Stock Company

Should your ambition steer you towards a larger enterprise, we are here to bring your vision to life. With Lawtter Solutions, you can incorporate a public joint-stock company in Switzerland, paving the way for your large-scale venture. Our team will expertly guide you through each stage of the process.

General Partnership

Few things are as unifying as a shared business venture. Our team will aid you and your associate in registering a General Partnership in Switzerland, handling the intricate details of the registration process so that your focus can remain on collaborative efforts.

Limited Partnership (Limited Liability Partnership)

It’s universally recognized that collaboration often leads to greater achievements. Lawtter Solutions can expedite the legal registration of a Limited Partnership in Switzerland, leaving you to concentrate on your business operations rather than the paperwork.
Lawtter Solutions is your trusted ally in the Swiss corporate arena. We are here to help you identify and register the most suitable business model that aligns with your needs and aspirations. Begin your journey towards successful entrepreneurship with us. Incorporating a company in Switzerland marks a new chapter in your business story, one that promises not just augmented profits but also an expansion of your professional horizons and that’s a great choice.

Prerequisites for Business Incorporation in Switzerland

Launch your enterprise in Europe’s epicenter with Lawtter Solutions.

Director

Regardless of your residential status, we facilitate the appointment of directors from any nationality. The sole criterion is that you must be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, it is essential that at least one of the directors or your nominated administrator is a Swiss resident and possesses signing rights.

Shareholder

Being a Swiss national is not a prerequisite for shareholder ship. The minimum age required is 18 years.

Company Address

We will provide a bona fide physical office for your company in an appropriate Swiss canton.

Unique Name

We will assist in selecting a unique and fitting name for your business in compliance with all regulations.

Authorized Capital

Securing the authorized capital is a requirement, but we will guide you through the process. The required capital is merely CHF 20,000 for a limited liability company and CHF 100,000 for a joint stock company.

Local Bank Account

A mandatory provision we will help you meet. We will streamline the process of opening a local bank account.

Registration Agent

This role is not required in Switzerland, which simplifies and reduces the cost of the registration process.

Reporting

Rest assured, our experts will assist you in the preparation and timely submission of necessary reports.
When you opt for Lawtter Solutions, you choose dependability, speed, and superior services. Our mission is to foster the expansion of your business horizons in Switzerland. We aim to make the process as seamless, transparent, and comprehensible as possible. Initiate your new business chapter with us today.

Tax System in Switzerland

Explore the realm of Swiss taxation with Lawtter Solutions:

Global Taxation

In Switzerland, the tax system is uncomplicated – your profits are taxed based on global income, irrespective of the location of service provision or the origin of your contractors.

Income Tax

Income tax rates are contingent upon your company’s location, encompassing federal, cantonal, and municipal levels, ranging from 11.9% to 21.6%. Rates include 11.95% in Zug, 21.15% in Zurich, 12.32% in Lucerne, and 14% in Geneva. We can assist you in identifying the most advantageous terms for your enterprise.

Withholding Tax on Dividends

Contemplating a profit distribution? The withholding tax on dividends stands at 35% in Switzerland.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

The standard VAT rate in Switzerland is 8%. However, there are discounted rates of 2.5% and 3.8% applicable to certain goods and services categories.
With Lawtter Solutions, your Swiss taxation queries will be resolved promptly and efficiently. We'll aid in navigating the path to successful business operations within one of the world's most reliable economies. Our expertise and experience will serve as your guide through the Swiss tax landscape. Regardless of your location or income sources, we will advise on tax optimization strategies to maximize your success. Let's embark on your taxation journey today.

Financial Reporting in Switzerland

For a seamless and stress-free experience in handling the financial reporting of your commercial enterprise in Switzerland, look no further than Lawtter Solutions.

Annual Financial Reports

It is mandatory to submit annual financial reports along with tax returns. However, you need not worry as we’ll assist in the timely organization of these tasks. The submission deadline is November 30th of the subsequent year.

Fiscal Year

Your fiscal year can coincide with or deviate from the calendar year. Regardless, we’ll ensure your annual accounts are submitted promptly – no later than six months after the accounts’ preparation.

Audit

If your company reaches certain threshold criteria (balance sheet of CHF 20 million or more, turnover of CHF 40 million or more, 250 or more full-time employees) over the last two fiscal periods, an audit becomes obligatory. We will assist you in preparing for this process and help you navigate it smoothly.
Delegate your accounting and tax responsibilities to Lawtter Solutions. We will guide you through every step, providing high-quality services and assisting in adherence to all requirements and deadlines. Our goal is to simplify the reporting process, freeing up more of your time to concentrate on growing your businesses. With us, you'll always have a team of professionals at your disposal, ready to provide support in any situation. Begin your partnership with us today and experience the difference. The annual declaration of financial reports and tax returns, a mandatory requirement for companies in Switzerland, is made significantly more manageable with the expert assistance provided by Lawtter Solutions.
Registration
company

The company registration process in Switzerland

Experience an effortless and seamless process of company registration in Switzerland online with Lawtter Solutions:

Due Diligence and KYC Verification

Trust us to perform a thorough investigation and amass all the requisite information regarding your prospective business and company structure. Our client's due diligence ensures utmost transparency and adherence to regulations.

Company Name Uniqueness Check

We will ascertain that your chosen company name is unique and ready for registration with the Registrar of Companies. Our assistance will ensure your company stands distinct in the market.

Preparation of Registration Documents

We will meticulously prepare all the registration forms and gather the necessary documents for filing with the Registrar of Companies. You can count on our precision and attention to detail.

Filing of Documents with the Registrar of Companies

We will forward the prepared documents to the Registrar of Companies for further processing and entry of your company details. We oversee the entire process to guarantee a smooth and timely procedure.

Preparation of Statutory Documents

Following the successful incorporation of your company, we will prepare all the required corporate statutory documents.

With Lawtter Solutions, company registration in Switzerland becomes a straightforward and easy endeavor

Our team of experts will provide you with a secure and hassle-free incorporation process. Let us transform your business plan into reality – contact us today.

 

Choosing Lawtter Solutions makes company registration in Switzerland not just feasible, but remarkably easy and convenient! Here’s what we require from you:

 

  • Identity Document: During this crucial step, we request a copy of your foreign or domestic passport. Rest assured, your data will remain strictly confidential.
  • Proof of Residential Address: Please provide a recent document verifying your address, separate from your passport or driver’s license. This could be a utility bill no older than three months (note, mobile phone bills are not acceptable), or a bank statement.

The entire process is swift and uncomplicated, especially when you collaborate with our expert team at Lawtter Solutions. Our objective is to make company registration in Switzerland as transparent and straightforward as possible. Your role is to furnish the necessary documents and then sit back and relax while we handle the rest. Get in touch with us today and let’s bring your business dream to life together.

Question  — answer

FAQ

At Lawtter Solutions, we’ve streamlined the process of online company registration in Switzerland. First, you will need to reach out to us through our website and provide us with your initial details and preferences. Then, our team will conduct a thorough Due Diligence and Know Your Customer (KYC) verification, ensuring your business and company structure meet Swiss requirements. We will assist you in checking the uniqueness of your company name, preparing all necessary documents, and filing them with the Registrar of Companies. Once your company is incorporated successfully, we will prepare all the corporate statutory documents required for your business. With our online services, setting up your company in Switzerland is just a few clicks away.
When registering a company with Lawtter Solutions, we ask for several key pieces of information. We require a valid Identity Document, which can be a foreign or national passport, to verify your identity. You will also need to provide proof of your residential address, which can be a recent utility bill (excluding cell phone bills) or a bank statement no older than 3 months. We’ll also need some details about your planned business, such as the proposed company name, the type of business structure, details about the directors and shareholders, and your preferred location within Switzerland.

The cost of opening a company in Switzerland can vary based on several factors, including the type of company structure you choose. However, at Lawtter Solutions, we strive to provide cost-effective solutions tailored to your needs. We invite you to contact us directly for a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with our company registration services in Switzerland. We are committed to transparency, and we will provide you with a comprehensive outline of all the fees involved, including government fees, service charges, and any other potential costs.

The terms for registering a company in Switzerland may vary, but usually the process takes from 5 to 7 days, including the preparation of documents, their verification, payment of the authorized capital and the actual registration in the commercial register. However, please note that this period may increase depending on the specific situation, including the response time of the founders, verification of documents and other procedures.