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Moving can be an emotional process, but it’s also associated with specific tax and legal risks as well as planning opportunities. Relocating to Switzerland or another country throws up questions about tax-efficient residency, corporate structuring and investments. This is true for entrepreneurs, top executives and high-net-worth individuals alike.

Non-Swiss nationals taking up residence in Switzerland for the first time can also take advantage of the favorable lump-sum taxation regime, while attractive alternatives are also available under the ordinary tax regime. At the same time, the various legal arrangements you may have put in place could fail to be recognized or trigger adverse tax consequences in your new place of residence. That’s why careful analysis of all relevant jurisdictions is vital in advance of your planned relocation.

We support you with all aspects of choosing your residence in Switzerland and worldwide with a view to identifying and implementing possible changes and optimization measures.

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  • Clarifying immigration requirements as well as preparing and submitting the required filings.
  • Clarifications regarding your future taxation, where appropriate, obtaining advance tax rulings that grant you certainty on your future tax position.
  • Assessing the tax and legal consequences of acquiring a property.
  • Reviewing and amending legal arrangements (wills, trusts, foundations, etc.) to ensure that they will be recognized and to mitigate tax risks.

In the longer term, having a single point of contact will bring you the benefits of KPMG, including our capacity to monitor tax, legal and regulatory developments around the world and to anticipate changes.

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