alphorn

Tax advice for companies

We advise our clients, which originate from various sectors, regarding national and international corporate tax law (corporate income and capital taxes, withholding tax, issuance stamp tax and securities transfer tax). Moreover, our services include advice in relation to value-added tax and customs duties.

If desired, we will not only prepare tax concepts made to measure for your company, but will also ensure the legal implementation and attend to their operational execution.

 

Tax planning for groups and SMEs forward
Including self-employment and social security contributions

National and cross-border restructuring, intra-group transactions, relocation of functions, principal structures, holding and financing structures, cantonal tax statuses, self-employment, social security contributions, succession planning.

 

Incorporations and relocations forward

Tax assistance upon relocation to Switzerland and advice in bordering issues of business law (employment law, immigration law, company law, the law on the commercial registry, social security law).

 

Mergers and acquisitions forward

Structuring of national and cross-border corporate acquisitions and disposals, mergers, corporate demergers, joint ventures, MBOs and all forms of restructuring, including implementation in Switzerland from a corporate and contract law viewpoint.

 

Tax due diligence forward

Risk analysis in the event of corporate takeovers, corporate acquisitions and initial public offerings.

 

International structuring forward

Cross-border tax planning, application and interpretation of double taxation agreements.

 

Transfer pricing forward

Tax effective supply chain management, assessment of intercompany transactions, reallocation of functions, conception and assessment of transfer pricing systems.

 

Reorganisations and restructurings forward

Planning and implementation of tax-efficient reorganisations and restructurings measures including company law and commercial law (incorporation/liquidation, capital increases/reductions, amendments to the articles of association, shareholder agreements, employment law and employee stock option schemes).

 

Collective investments schemes forward

Tax-efficient structuring and implementation of collective investment (Swiss and foreign investment funds, investment companies etc.) from the perspective of the fund, investor, fund manager or sponsor.

 

Financial and capital markets forward

Capital market instruments, asset securitization, syndicated loans, venture capital and private equity transactions.

 

Real estate taxes forward

Support in real estate transactions (asset and share deals), advice on the use of tax losses, planning for annual accounts, calculation of current and deferred taxes.

 

Tax returns (compliance) forward

Preparation of tax returns (corporate income and capital taxes, withholding tax, issuance stamp tax and securities transfer tax, value-added tax), calculation of tax provisions, review of tax invoices and assessments.

 

Prevention and compliance - advice in the area of penal tax law forward

Examination of structures from a tax viewpoint (health check); assistance in restructurings and voluntary disclosures.

 

Tax audits and tax appeals forward

Assistance in tax audits, representation in tax appeal procedures (administrative appeals, judicial appeals).

 

Value-added tax (VAT) and customs duties forward

Advice focused on cross-border supplies of services and goods (including assessment of customs questions), optimisation with regard to declaration duties in Switzerland and abroad as well as in relation to entitlement to deduct input tax, real estate transactions and collective investment schemes. Assistance in VAT audits and representation in appeal procedures, VAT training, VAT compliance and VAT fiscal representation.