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Seychelles general information

Seychelles: general information

Presentation of general information about the Seychelles, peculiarities of the historical, political and economic development, investment environment, business industry and set of financial instruments as well as international reputation of the jurisdiction

Seychelles general information
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Foundations, Trusts, Limited Partnerships

The brochure deepen in the essence of the next types of Seychelles entities such as foundations, trusts and limited partnerships which are considered suitable vehicles for international tax planning, assets protection and other financial activities.

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Seychelles: Cooperation between companies

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This brochure presents an information about tax rates and tax residence status in the UK. In addition, it is studying the details of the most demanded business structures, particularly Private Company Limited by shares (LTD) and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)



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Public Limited Company

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Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review

Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review

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Hong Kong: Frequently Asked Questions

Hong Kong: Frequently Asked Questions

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Business Purposes: Regular Practice

Business Purposes: Regular Practice

The brochure says on corporate and classical targets of Hong Kong enterprises, provides examples of practical use of the enterprises established in Hong Kong. Here we specify the long-term and short-term goals of business structuring, as well as the use of Hong Kong enterprises to operate as a trading company, the company, opening a representative office in China and a holding company, which owns the rights to ownership of the company in China.

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Accounting: Yes, Secretary: Yes,




Formation time :

20 days

Minimum capital :






  • Mandatory audit
  • Director of the company must be a resident in Switzerland
    or must have the Swiss nationality
  • No exchange control


  • Banking secrecy
  • A nominee director is allowed
  • Anonymity of shareholders
Start your business in Switzerland in 20 days

A company in Switzerland


Drafting of statutes
Registration of the company
Government tax
Annual Return
Legal fees
Additional services
Nominee Director
from €300
Nominee Shareholder
from €300
Power Of Attorney
Documents notarization and apostille
from €350
VAT number
Corporate Bank Account
Private bank account
Local phone number
€80 / m
Local phone number + Personal Secretary
€100 / m
Secure remote desktop server
€400 / m
Domain and corporate email
€100 / m
Website and company logo
from €350
Advantages of company’s establishment in Switzerland
General information about Switzerland

Switzerland (the official name – the Swiss Confederation) – an independent country in Western Europe that is not in the European Union, but since 2004 it is a participant of the Schengen agreement and since 2002 – the member of the United Nations. Switzerland borders with such countries as: Italy, France, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Germany. In 1815 the Vienna Congress accepted guarantees of neutrality of Switzerland and since then Swiss Confederation isn’t involved in wars, therefore its bank system is reliable and can’t be ruined. In Switzerland the first private banks appeared and since then they are the most reliable around the world.

Capital: Bern.

Population: 7,6 million.

Official languages: German, French, Italian, Rhaeto-Romanic.

Currency: Swiss franc (Fr).

Law system: continental.

Taxation system: resident.

Political system: federal republic.

State system:

Switzerland consists of 20 cantons and 6 half cantons. In each canton there are its own laws and constitutions, but their opportunities are determined by a Federal Constitution. The federal authorities are responsible for safety, external relations, communication, financial system and so on. The legislature belongs to two-chamber Federal Assembly which includes the National Council and the Canton Council. It is possible to appeal against any law at a national referendum, for this purpose it is necessary to collect 50 thousand votes.

The executive authority belongs to the Federal Council which consists of 7 ministries headed by federal advisers. Two of advisers carry out duties of the President and the Vice-president; the chancellor leads the Federal Council.

The Federal Court is the highest judicial authority in Switzerland. Then there are courts of appeal, regional courts, local courts, cantonal courts, district and magistrate’s courts.

Key Applications of GmbH are:

  • Holding
  • Assets management
  • Investments

Advantages of GmbH:

  • Political stability
  • The high level of reputation
  • Absence of currency control
  • Privacy and secrecy
  • Presence of double taxation avoidance Agreements

Shortcomings of GmbH:

  • Expensive registration
  • Large costs for management
  • Authorized capital must be 100% paid
  • Income tax
  • It is necessary to audit and to surrender statements
  • Availability of the Director (resident of Switzerland) in the GmbH
  • It is necessary to hold annual meetings of Directors and Participants on the territory of Switzerland
  • Switzerland signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters
Taxes and other payments

In Switzerland the taxation is realized at three levels: federal, cantonal and municipal. The cantonal and municipal taxes occupy the lion share of all tax payments. Therefore cantons maintain advantageous conditions for business owners and try to involve as many entrepreneurs as possible. At the moment one of the most profitable cantons are Zurich, Zug and Lucerne.

1. The income tax in the companies of Switzerland constitutes 10% – 20% and consists from:

– cantonal/municipal tax: 1,5% – 12,8% (in each canton the tax rate and the rule of the taxation are different);
– federal tax: 8,5% (it is taxed from the amount which stayed after payment of the cantonal income tax, therefore the federal tax usually is lower).

2. The capital tax exists only at the cantonal level. Its rate varies from 0,01% to 0,5% of the paid capital (it differs in each canton).

3. The capital gain tax is levied from a general taxable amount of the income tax. It is applied to all types of business equally, except the real estate which is estimated on other regulations.

4. Tax on repatriation of profit:

  • dividends: 35%
  • percents: 35%
  • royalty: 0%

5. Sole fee to the company registration: to Fr800.

6. Sole notarial fee: 0,2% of the amount the declared capital, but no less than Fr500.

7. Sole federal tax: it is levied if the declared capital is higher than 1 million Fr, and constitutes 1% of the declared capital.

Other features:

GmbH doesn’t issue shares.

In Switzerland only large companies have to audit each year. To simplify the procedure of audit, within two years GmbH has to correspond with at least two of three requirements:

– assets on a balance isn’t higher than 20 million Fr;
– the annual turnover no bigger than 40 million Fr;
– the number of employees which are working full time, no more than 250 people.

GmbH is exempted from audit if:

– the number of employees no more than 10 people;
– if all Participants of GmbH agreed to exempt from audit.

Characteristics of GmbH:

Main characteristics

Type of the company

Limited Liability Company GmbH



Period of registration

35-40 days

Corporate income tax

10% – 20%

Agreements of double taxation avoidance


Activity in the territory of jurisdiction

It is allowed, including to own a local real estate

Relocation into another jurisdiction

It is allowed

Authorized capital

Standard currency


The minimum paid capital


The declared capital (by default)





Publicity of the participants’ list


Places for meetings


Final Beneficiaries

Confidentiality of information

Information is available only to the local agent



1 person

Local Director

At least one Director must be resident of Switzerland

Publicity of the directors’ list


Places for meetings



Is it required?


Has to be a resident?



Maintaining financial statements


Audit of financial statements

Yes, but only for large companies

Filing of financial statements


Confidentiality of the accounting


Annual non-financial report


Payment for the submission of the non-financial report


Fees to the budget

Annual fees to the budget


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