Switzerland reduces VAT to 7,7 % effective from 01.01.2018

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The rates of value-added tax (VAT) in Switzerland will be reduced effective 1 January 2018. VAT rates will be reduced to 7.7% (standard VAT rate) and 3.7% (special VAT rate for accommodation) as of 1 January 2018. The “reduced rate” of 2.5% will remain unchanged.

Please bear in mind that with effect from 1st January 2018, a revision of Swiss VAT Laws will trigger some significant changes for foreign businesses operating in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Most notably the now existing VAT-Threshold of 100,000 CHF will remain in place, however, as to be calculated on worldwide turnover, this will effectively lead to an obligation for any non-established business with a total turnover greater than 100,000 CHF annually to register for Swiss VAT from the first taxable turnover generated in Switzerland.

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