Compared with other highly developed countries, Switzerland is one of the most competitive locations from a tax point of view. The Canton of Solothurn is especially attractive for companies. The most important legal structures are corporations (limited liability company (GmbH), incorporated company (AG), association limited by shares), cooperatives, and investment companies with fixed capital, associations, trust foundations and collective capital investments.
The Swiss tax system mirrors Switzerland’s federal structure, i.e. income tax is levied at the federal, cantonal and communal level.
Companies may be granted tax holidays up to 10 years on capital gains and profit tax. Partial tax holidays or complete tax breaks may be granted. Newly established companies or companies presenting a high macroeconomic significance for the Canton may fulfill the criteria. A significant change of business activities may count as a new business.
The Cantonal tax office or the Cantonal labor office can advise you. In our brochure “Fiscally attractive” you will find more information on how to proceed.
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