Michaela Merz

Switzerland: VAT return digitalization

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Swiss VAT – “MWST-Abrechnung easy”

Today, the FTA reached another milestone in its digitization strategy: More than half of the taxable persons settle VAT online.

Within the last year, the proportion of persons settling online has risen from 36% to over 50%. This means that currently more than 194,000 companies are settling VAT electronically, and the trend is rising.

This increase was achieved on the one hand by expanding the services provided by “ESTV SuisseTax” and on the other hand by increasing publicity. In addition, there seems to be a general increase in the acceptance of taxpayers for electronic invoicing.

The FTA will supplement and improve its services in the course of this year with the introduction of “VAT accounting easy”. This additional IT application will further simplify online VAT declarations and the administration of authorizations. With the introduction of “MWST-Abrechnung easy”, the automatic delivery of paper invoices by the FTA is no longer necessary. The paper invoice will then only be sent upon written request.

Swiss VAT – VAT Info No. 22 Foreign businesses

Today, the FTA reached another milestone in its digitization strategy: More than half of the taxable persons settle VAT online.

Within the last year, the proportion of persons settling online has risen from 36% to over 50%. This means that currently more than 194,000 companies are settling VAT electronically, and the trend is rising.

This increase was achieved on the one hand by expanding the services provided by “ESTV SuisseTax” and on the other hand by increasing publicity. In addition, there seems to be a general increase in the acceptance of taxpayers for electronic invoicing.

The FTA will supplement and improve its services in the course of this year with the introduction of “VAT accounting easy”. This additional IT application will further simplify online VAT declarations and the administration of authorizations. With the introduction of “MWST-Abrechnung easy”, the automatic delivery of paper invoices by the FTA is no longer necessary. The paper invoice will then only be sent upon written request.

https://www.estv.admin.ch/estv/en/home/mehrwertsteuer/fachinformationen/steuerpflicht/leistungen-durch-auslaendische-unternehmen.html

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