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Switzerland delays VAT on foreign digital services to 2017

  • Aug 13, 2015 | Richard Asquith

Switzerland delays VAT on foreign digital services to 2017

Switzerland has postponed plans to make the provision of digital services to consumers by foreign providers liable to 8% Swiss VAT.

The original plan was to follow the European Union digital services VAT changes, making non-resident providers of online games, streaming video or music, apps, subscription sites, software and similar e-services register for Swiss VAT. The plan was to initiate the obligation from 1 January 2016.


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.