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)

The "AFC SuisseTax" Portal allows you to
• declare ordinary dividend distributions (forms 103 and 110)
• claim refund of withholding tax (form 25)
• submit your VAT declaration
• manage the radio-television fee

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


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