Switzerland

Consulting in all matters relating to German corporate taxes 

Because of its proximity and excellent economic relations with Germany, Switzerland is an extremely important market and location for German corporations. Despite certain tax restrictions in Germany, the stable, favorable taxation system in Switzerland offers a platform for efficient tax planning. Most Swiss companies rely heavily on their access to the markets in Germany. The higher level of taxation and the multi-layered tax system in Germany requires sound and robust tax planning for Swiss companies.
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Our consultants are widely respected for their high expertise in national and international corporate taxation. We would be delighted to support you with tax advisory or tax compliance services – either on a continuous or on a project by project basis. Our team is also the ideal contact for companies that intend to commence, extend or restructure their business activities in neighboring countries in a tax efficient way.

 

Our expertise in transnational corporate activities between Germany and Switzerland includes:

 

  • Advise on and management of investments and legal forms in the German – Swiss economic area
  • Tax-efficient cross-border structures for Germany – Switzerland, equally for small and midsize enterprises and international corporations
  • Anti- abuse rules in German domestic tax law and in the Swiss-German double tax treaty
  • Identification and advise on the mitigation of tax and legal risks
  • “Tax holidays” and tax regime (mixed company, principal company, etc.) in Switzerland
  • Support in questions relating to reclaiming or crediting foreign withholding taxes
  • Assistance during ongoing external audits in Germany
  • (International) acquisition of companies (“M&A”) and financing structures
  •  Support with regard to current tax audits and German tax returns
  • Individual information about new and recent developments in German tax law

 

In the situation other tax jurisdictions (countries) may be involved, we will be able to support you with a full range of tax advisory services due to our global presence.

 

 

Hotline, German Tax & Legal Center: +41 58 249 44 44

Heiko Kubaile

Heiko Kubaile

Partner, Head of German Tax & Legal Center, Tax advisor

+41 58 249 35 10

Silke Mies

Silke Mies

Senior Manager, German Tax & Legal Center

+41 58 249 53 53