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Swiss cuts VAT threshold for foreign businesses

  • Sep 20, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Swiss cuts VAT threshold for foreign businesses

From 1 January 2018, Switzerland will change the way it calculates the VAT registration threshold for non-resident businesses.

Currently, foreign companies or individuals providing taxable supplies in Switzerland only have to VAT register if their Swiss sales exceed CHF100,000.  From 2018, this threshold will be based on total, global income of the business.

Mail-order companies delivering low-value VAT exempt parcels are excused from the new regime until 2019.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.