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Swiss Company
Good to Know
Switzerland is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably it is not part of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area. However, the country does participate in the Schengen Area and the EU's single market through a number of bilateral treaties.

Main Characteristics
Company type
S.A. or S.A.R.L.
Governing corporate legislation
The Canton’s Register acts as a monitoring body.
Information published relating to company officers
The names of the directors appear in the public register (available on the Internet). For an S.A.R.L. the names of associates are also published.
Confidentiality
Switzerland offers a high level of confidentiality. For an S.A. the names of shareholders remain anonymous.
Accounting requirement
Annual accounts required. Audit is not mandatory.
Taxation
9% if the majority of turnover is made abroad. Otherwise between 20% and 30% on profits.
Legislation
Under Civil Law.
Standard currency
CHF
Time to form
Approximately 10 days.
Stability
Extremely stable jurisdiction, enjoying an excellent reputation.
Communication
Highly developed means of communication.
Time zone
Convenient World Time Zone: GMT+1
Secretary required
No
Paid up capital requirement
To register a company in Switzerland, the following amount should be deposited on the company's account: CHF 50,000 for an S.A. and CHF 20,000 for an S.A.R.L.
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director/shareholder
A director resident in Switzerland is mandatory. The price of the nominee director in Switzerland is 3,600 Euros
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are authorized.
Documents Required
for the Creation of the Company
A certified copy Certification of the passport can be made by a notary, bank, lawyer or accountant. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport (or identity card), as well as proof of domicile dated less than three months.**







Jurisdiction News


Switzerland Begins Process of Bearer Share Abolition

4 December 2018
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Swiss-Bearer Shares Remain Safe For Now

27 June 2018
The implementation of the joint FATF and OECD plans to tackle money laundering in Switzerland continue to experience opposition from many quarters. [..]
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Swiss Court Ruling Prevents Prosecution by US Federal Tax Body

26 February 2018
A recent ruling by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court determined details of Swiss banking employees and other third-party persons and organisations should not be passed to the American tax organisation IRS (Inland Revenue Service). [..]
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