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This edition focuses on the jurisdictions of Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. Articles include:
What is unique about the Cyprus Investment Programme?
What is it like to live in Cyprus? An Interview with Robert Homem, Managing Director of Dixcart Management (Cyprus) Limited.
Portugal: The €350,000 fund route to Portugal’ … more
Historically, Swiss companies have enjoyed a zero tax regime for capital gains and dividend income.
Trading companies, however, have always attracted a local canton (region) tax rate. The new tax changes focus on trading profits.
New Corporate Tax Rate - Geneva
As from January 2020, the corporate tax rate (combined federal and cantonal tax) for all companies in Geneva, will be 13.99%.
The … more
IN600 The Advantages Of Using A Swiss Company To Hold Investments Owned By Turkish Residents Or Companies
Turkish shareholders with foreign portfolio investments, should consider owning these investments through a Swiss company, in particular if these investments are held in Switzerland.
What are the Key Advantages?
a) Profit, taxed in Switzerland, will be at a rate of between 10.1% … more
Many foreigners move to Switzerland for its high life quality, outdoor lifestyle, excellent working conditions and business opportunities.
A central location within Europe with a high standard of living, as well as connections to over 200 international locations via regular international flights, also make Switzerland an attractive alternative residence.
Many of the world’s largest … more
Switzerland is an incredibly attractive jurisdiction for international companies and high net worth individuals, seeking stability (political and economic).
Taking into account the many factors that influence the choice of jurisdiction, the case for Switzerland is a strong one.
Reasons Why Switzerland is a Favoured Location
Political, financial, social and economic stability … more
Reform of the taxation of Swiss companies has been on the agenda for a considerable length of time. On 28 September 2018, the final draft of the Federal Act on Tax Reform and "AHV" Financing ("TRAF") was approved by the Swiss Parliament.
AHV is an obligatory payment for every individual over the age of 20 living in Switzerland. It is an insurance for old age and/or for the bereaved. … more
The Brazilian and Swiss Governments signed a Double Tax Treaty (DTT) on 3 May 2018.
Switzerland is one of the biggest investors in the Brazilian market and Brazil and Switzerland have already signed an Automatic Exchange of Information Agreement, which came into force on 1 January 2018.
This new treaty, follows current OECD standards, including Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) … more
VANTAGENS DA UTILIZAÇÃO DE UMA SOCIEDADE “HOLDING” SUÍÇA
Por que são tão populares as sociedades “holding” suíças?
Há varias razões pelas quais a Suíça se tornou um local privilegiado para negócios internacionais. Entre essas incluem-se:
Estabilidade política, financeira, social e econômica.
Ambiente fiscal favorável.
Genebra e Zug são os principais centros de comércio de matérias primas. … more
LOS BENEFICIOS DE UNA EMPRESA “HOLDING” SUIZA
¿Por qué son tan populares las compañías “holding” suizas?
Hay muchas razones por las cuales Suiza es un lugar privilegiado para los negocios internacionales. Éstas incluyen:
Estabilidad política, financiera, social y económica.
Un entorno fiscal favorable.
Ginebra y Zug son los principales centros de comercialización de “commodities”. … more
Trusts originated in England in the 12th century and developed across many Common Law jurisdictions. Trusts are now also used by many Civil Law jurisdictions.
Dixcart in Switzerland and Trust Services
The Dixcart office in Switzerland is a member of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC) and is registered with the Association Romande des Intermediaires Financiers in Switzerland (ARIF). … more
Why are Swiss Holding Companies so Popular?
There are many reasons why Switzerland is a favoured location for international business. These include:
Political, financial, social and economic stability.
A favourable fiscal environment.
Geneva and Zug are major centres for commodity trading.
Excellent business support structures and a wide variety of professionals including: lawyers, bankers, … more
Switzerland is an attractive location for Intellectual Property (IP) companies. It combines a proactive business and tax approach with a stable political and economic environment.
Holding and administering IP rights in one jurisdiction under one central IP company considerably simplifies the management of group IP rights and enables stronger control.
Switzerland: A Formidable Intellectual … more
Taxation of Swiss Companies
Why Use Switzerland?
Switzerland is an attractive jurisdiction for the establishment of companies, as a location for individuals and for the provision of trust services. Advantages include:
Low rates of corporate tax for Swiss companies.
Lump Sum Tax for non-Swiss resident individuals.
A Swiss company can act as Trustee of a Trust formed under the Law … more