PwC’s Smart VAT

Be VAT compliant in Switzerland with Smart VAT, like online banking for VAT compliance

The Swiss VAT law changed

Since 1 January 2018, any person or business with global turnover of CHF 100'000 or more may be liable to VAT starting from the first franc of turnover in Switzerland. This means that if you want to continue doing business in Switzerland, you need to register with the tax authority.

If you are looking for a solution that allows you to continue doing business in Switzerland without breaking the bank, PwC's Smart VAT may be the right option for you.

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Why use Smart VAT?

Save time

Registering on the Smart VAT platform only takes a couple of minutes. No long phone calls, no time-consuming clarifications. Register and get started.

Save money

PwC's Smart VAT will help you be more effective and save you money. Signing up on the platform is free of charge. The only thing you pay is a small annual fee for us to serve as your fiscal representative.

Be safe

Once VAT registered, you can continue doing business in Switzerland without interruption. We will help you be VAT compliant in Switzerland, with the smallest effort from your side.

Our service offerings

Pick a plan that fits for your business.

Appointing PwC as your fiscal representative if/once you are VAT registered:
CHF 210 Subscribe for 18 months - per quarter
  • PwC acts as your fiscal representative.
  • You get full access to Smart VAT and can file VAT returns.
  • Further assistance is available on request.
Appointing PwC as your fiscal representative if/once you are VAT registered:
CHF 250 Subscribe for 12 months - per quarter
  • PwC acts as your fiscal representative.
  • You get full access to Smart VAT and can file VAT returns.
  • Further assistance is available on request.
Julia Sailer

On 1 January 2018 a VAT law change has come into effect in Switzerland. In a nutshell – if your global turnover exceeds CHF 100K you have to be registered for Swiss VAT no matter how small your Swiss turnover.

Julia Sailer, VAT Compliance Leader, PwC

Your VAT registration with PwC in four easy steps

The VAT registration in Switzerland requires a Swiss fiscal representative with a physical address. The Smart VAT platform simplifies this process for you. All necessary steps can be performed on this platform. This includes filing VAT returns. 

1

Find out if you need to register for Swiss VAT

Still not sure if you need to register, or if Smart VAT is right for you? Please contact us on smartvat@ch.pwc.com.

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2

Sign up to Smart VAT

Sign up to Smart VAT to register for VAT and appoint PwC as your fiscal representative. This will only take a few minutes of your time. Because we are required to carry out regulatory checks you will receive your Smart VAT login after approximately three to five working days.

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3

Register for Swiss VAT

Complete the questionnaire for VAT registration with PwC as your fiscal representative. You will receive your official Swiss VAT number and be able to invoice VAT. The VAT registration process will take approximately three weeks. 

4

Declare your Swiss sales and purchases

Every quarter, you can declare your Swiss sales and purchases using the online form provided by Smart VAT. Smart VAT will remind you to submit your VAT return. You have sixty days from the end of every calendar quarter to complete this task and pay any VAT due. A surplus of input VAT will be repaid to you sixty days after you have filed your VAT return. 

Registration

If you are interested in becoming a Smart VAT user, please register below. 

PwC will carry out some checks which we are required to do by law. This will usually take about three to five working days. Once the checks have been completed, you will receive an invitation to log onto Smart VAT where you can read and agree to the terms of business, select your service package, and pay the corresponding fee by credit card.


Your contact

Julia Sailer
Julia SailerVAT Compliance Leader, PwC