Swiss VAT Update

VAT update for Switzerland. 


Back in September, Taxback International discussed Switzerland voting against raising their standard VAT rate from the current 8% to 8.3%.

There has now been more changes to the legislation governing Swiss VAT liability.

This amendment to the Federal Law on VAT will impact companies who are not established in Switzerland from 1st January 2018 onwards.

Businesses not based in Switzerland, put provides supplies face vis-a-vis Switzerland may be liable to pay Swiss VAT. This will apply where a foreign company generates turnover in Switzerland - i.e. when Switzerland is the place of supply for the purposes of VAT.

Also, in January 2019, low-value shipments will still be exempt from tax upon import. However, online retailers that generate over CHF 100,000 per year turnover in Switzerland through the supply of goods will be liable to VAT. They must therefore charge Swiss VAT on good supplied.


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