A branch office is a secondary establishment with a certain amount of independence in its management. However, it does not have legal personality as it depends directly on its parent company. The creation of a branch office in Switzerland is attractive for Swiss and foreign businesses. It allows them to develop new national and international markets.

What are the advantages of a branch office?

  • Flexible management: branch offices can have offices and employ staff in Switzerland.
  • Capital: there is no need for lodging funds to open a branch office in Switzerland.
  • Tax advantages: no withholding tax to be applied. The branch office is subject to ordinary tax rates in Switzerland.
  • Accountancy: fewer obligations on submitting accounts, unlike other business structures. A branch office maintains its bookkeeping separate from its parent company.

Company Creation F.A.Q.

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What steps are involved?

Create your branch office within 30 days. You can concentrate on the core of your business while SPTS Sàrl takes care of the rest by.

  • Studying and analysing of your business project via an e-meeting or at our offices.
  • Name of branch office: the branch must have the same name as the parent company.
  • Branch office of foreign company: the branch of a non-resident company must appoint a Swiss resident (natural or legal person) to represent the branch in relation to the tax authorities.
Contact us for a free consultation without any commitment. As every project is unique, SPTS is committed to working with you to come up with the right legal structure for your business.  

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