Switzerland: VAT returns filed electronically, online

VAT returns filed online in Switzerland

Value added tax (VAT) returns, as of 8 September 2015, can be filed electronically in Switzerland. The ability to make online filing of VAT returns—including Swiss VAT returns and corrective returns, annual turnover reconciliation forms, and requests for extension—is available for VAT-registered persons or their fiscal representatives.

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In order to access the e-filing service, an online registration is required. The registration is straightforward and can be completed by following just a few steps. This new service may provide opportunity for companies to review and optimize their accounting and VAT processes.

The registration process is available in English, but information as to the terms of use and manuals were issued in German, French and Italian only. 

Taxable persons who register will no longer receive the VAT returns in paper form but will receive a message in their user account advising of any forthcoming or outstanding electronic VAT returns to be submitted.

 

Read a September 2015 blog posting by the KPMG member firm in Switzerland: Swiss VAT updates: Filing VAT returns online

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