VAT registration for mail-order businesses

Mail-order trade

VAT registration for mail-order businesses

Article 7 paragraph 3 letter b of the VAT Act (also named provision for mail-order sales) will enter into force on January 1, 2019. As from 15th November 2018, mail-order businesses will have to notifies if they are active in the area of mail-order while online registering for VAT purposes in Switzerland.

FTA SuisseTax (German Version)

ESTV Suisse Tax

FTA SuisseTax (German Version)

Submit your VAT declaration via «FTA SuisseTax» or apply online for a refund of withholding tax (Form 25). As a financial institution, you can easily register for the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI).

Sign up for «FTA SuisseTax» and take advantage of the new options.

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