Online Corporate Tax Returns

Online Corporate Tax Returns

Handle your corporate tax returns online

You can save yourself a huge amount of hassle and expense by having us do your tax return online. Whether you’re an SME or start-up, a newly established company or another type of legal entity, you can depend on us to do a professional job at an extremely reasonable price.

Thanks to a digital platform and automated processes, our online package gives you the benefit of our expertise in tax for legal entities – all for an attractive fixed price. Introducing PwC’s Online Corporate Tax Returns service:

  • We do tax returns for legal entities throughout Switzerland
  • Register online, enter your data, upload all the requisite records and you’ll receive a complete tax return back from us
  • You can opt to use PwC as your postal address for correspondence with the tax office. We'll keep you up to date on invoices and tax assessments (including any courses of action we recommend)

Your benefits

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You save time and money thanks to our expertise, experience and efficiency.

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We charge a basic price of CHF 900* for drawing up your tax return, no matter how much time we need.

(*excluding VAT, additional costs for secondary tax domiciles and using PwC as your postal address)

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We file thousands of tax returns for companies in Switzerland each year. Your tax return is taken care of by proven experts with a professional reputation with your tax authority.

Pricing

Supplement: Secondary tax domiciles
CHF 100 per sec. tax domicile, excl. VAT

We’ll charge you a supplement of CHF 100 for each secondary tax domicile you have.

Supplement: PwC postal address
from CHF 300 a year, excl. VAT

You can use us as the postal address for all correspondence with the tax office. We’ll check your tax invoices and assessments, and pass them on to you accompanied by our recommended course of action via email.

 

 

(Valid for one year from conclusion of contract. Includes the verification of a provisional and a final tax assessment. Further tax assessments or invoices received are charged separately.)

How it works

01

Register online (five minutes)

Register on our online platform.

02

Upload all the records needed for your tax return (30 minutes)

The following are examples of the records we need to draw up your tax return:

  • Last year's tax return (if you have it)
  • Statutory annual financial statements
  • Report of the statutory auditor (if you have it)
  • Post-closing trial balance or excerpt from the general ledger
  • Minutes of the general assembly (if you have them)
  • Tax assessment (if you have it)
03

We’ll prepare your tax return (ten working days)

Our tax experts will analyse your records and use them as the basis for drawing up your tax return. Our Swiss tax law specialists will send you your completed tax return by email, including attachments, in the form of a PDF.

04

You file your tax return (30 minutes)

You review and sign your completed tax return and send it to your tax office.

05

We'll keep you up to date on invoices and assessments (optional).

If you use us as the postal address for correspondence with the tax office, we’ll pass this on to you along with our recommended course of action via email. This is an optional service and subject to a charge.

Your questions answered

Is this service suitable for complex tax returns?
Yes. The basic price we charge for drawing up a tax return is CHF 900 (excl. VAT) and covers the needs of most of our clients. We will submit you a customised quote if you have a highly complex or very extensive tax situation and in special cases. These include:
  • foundations or associations
  • mixed companies
  • domiciliary companies
  • finance branches
  • complex inter-cantonal tax allocation
  • certain tax rulings
How is this service different from the traditional offerings?

This online service is automated as far as possible. A smart questionnaire will guide you to provide the necessary information and documentation. The tax return will only be prepared according to the information you submitted. We will not consider other information that PwC might have about your tax situation. The tax return will be prepared in an EU-country and reviewed in Switzerland. The traditional tax advice is focused primarily on personal interactions between you and your tax specialist.

How long does it take before I get my tax return back?

We aim to get your tax return back to you within ten working days following receipt of your records. The speed at which we can process your tax return depends mainly on whether you submit all of the records we need and whether we have questions.

Can I discuss my taxes with you in person?

The aim of our online service is to help you save as much time as possible, which includes time spent with your tax advisor. That's why our service is conducted primarily on a digital basis. We are of course available to you to discuss your personal tax issues, which is a service that we charge for at our normal rates.

Can I use this service if PwC is our statutory auditor?

As a rule, yes. We would be pleased to check whether we are permitted to provide you with this service while being your statutory auditor. If not, we will of course reimburse you with any costs you have already paid. It may take us a little longer to draw up your tax return if we have to clarify this point.

How do I pay for this service?

You can pay against receipt of the invoice. You will find a list of all the costs on our online platform.

Are my documents and data safe?

As the protection of your data is of paramount priority we restrict access to client-related data to those employees and contractors who need to access it for processing purposes. These employees are committed to the strictest confidentiality. Our online platform complies with current security standards and is subject to regular data security checks. Your data will be stored on a server domiciled in Switzerland. Access by PwC employees abroad is via an encrypted connection.

Contact

Erik Steiger
Erik SteigerPartner, Corporate Tax
 Andreas Hahne
Andreas HahneManager, Corporate Tax