Ineffective VAT management can represent a major cost risk and compliance burden for business. If done correctly it offers very significant opportunities for cash-flow and bottom-line savings. VAT raises many complex and challenging issues for both commercial and non-commercial enterprises. For example, non-recovery of VAT is a significant cost to many businesses.

Mazars can help you understand domestic and foreign VAT legislation and thus find your optimum business conditions. We helps you avoid the risks and seize the opportunities. Our first goal is create added value for you !

Blending specialist VAT expertise and commercial skills, Mazars delivers practical solutions, adapted to individual needs. We support to our local and international clients across all economic sectors, as: commercial/ SME; state and public bodies; financial services, international business, real estate and not-for-profit organisations.

Our services include:

  • Application for the Swiss VAT registration (Swiss or foreign company)
  • Tax representation (fiscal representative) for foreign company not established in Switzerland
  • Managing VAT : We examine the challenges that taxpayers face around the world in recovering foreign VAT/GST, managing domestic VAT/GST credits and obtaining customs and excise duty rebates
  • VAT review :  We analyse your business context and identify where potential problems exist. This audit will also determine any operational risks, and our VAT review will ensure you are well prepared for any possible audit by the authorities
  • Assistance with preparation of the document in connection to the VAT audit by the Swiss authorities
  • Representation before authorities : request of ruling, discussion with the SFTA, support during the VAT audits
  • VAT consulting about various topics and agreement
  • VAT compliance : carry out the VAT returns, VAT reconciliation turnover and VAT input
  • Specific VAT services in connection with the real estate : we analyse each building and offer optimal optimisation and avoid the risks
  • Crossborder workflows , optimization for both logistics and cash-flow ;
  • Custom duties and VAT : We analyse and reorganise the flows in order to maximise efficiency
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Public collectivities and VAT

When the partial revision of the 2018 VAT Act (LTVA) was introduced, some changes specifically affecting public collectivities were introduced. As these changes have received little comment, it seems appropriate to us to take stock of the changes affecting the public sector. (Article in French)

TVA Activités transfrontalières

Vous êtes : - Une société étrangère désireuse de : développer ses activités en Suisse commercialiser ses produits en Suisse - Une entreprise suisse engagée dans des transactions à l’international - Une société étrangère désireuse de récupérer la TVA suisse - Une société suisse désireuse de récupérer la TVA étrangère

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Tax - TVA immo

Real estate activities and VAT: a detonating mix!

Real estate activities can be qualified in different ways from a VAT point of view. Overview of the best practices.

TVA Assistance & Conformité

Vous êtes : - Responsable administratif et financier - Chef comptable - Responsable TVA - Auditeur - Bureau fiduciaire / Comptable - Avocat / Notaire

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