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Switzerland-Dubai Business setup

Comparison Business Setup 

Switzerland 

EMIRATE 

Establishing a company in Switzerland has long been considered the most attractive way to build an international business. Is that still the case? Is Switzerland the best place to set up a company abroad? Or are there now better alternatives for founding your company or holding? Let's explore the advantages of establishing a company, using Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) as examples.

SWITZERLAND

GMBH (akin to an LLC),

 

AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT *AG (stock corporation)

 

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED: YES

YES

GMBH (LLC): CHF 20.000

AG: CHF 100.000

TYPES OF COMPANIES

SIMILAR TO SWISS COMPANY LAW

SHARE CAPITAL

ALSO REFERED TO AS LIABILITY CAPITAL

UAE

GMBH (LLC), FREEZONE, MAINLAND

 

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED: YES

NO

FROM AED 100,000, HOWEVER, NO DEPOSIT OBLIGATION

SWITZERLAND

AVERAGE 21%

WITHHOLDING TAX 35%

LABOR COSTS 21.8%

YES

COMPLEXITY 9/10

TAXES

COMPANY

SOURCES & ACCOUNTING

LABOR COSTS

BUREAUCRACY

1 = very simple

10 = very elaborate

UAE

INTERNAL BUSINESS 0%

MAINLAND BUSINESS 9%

WITHHOLDING TAX 0%

LABOR COSTS 0%

YES

SIMPLIFIED 2/10

SWITZERLAND

NO FOR HOLDERS OF THE RESIDENCE PERMIT

180-DAY RULE

YES

B PERMIT: 5 YEARS (SELF-EMPLOYED OR EMPLOYED) C PERMIT (SELF-EMPLOYED OR EMPLOYED AFTER 5 YEARS) APPLIES ONLY TO EU CITIZENS

AUTOMATIC DATA EXCHANGE

OF BANK DATA WITH THE HOME COUNTRY

RESIDENCE PERMIT

TAX RESIDENCY 

UAE

NO FOR HOLDERS OF THE RESIDENCE PERMIT,

NO 180-DAY RULE

NO

INVESTOR VISA: 2 YEARS (BUSINESS) EMPLOYMENT VISA: 2 YEARS (EMPLOYED) GOLDEN VISA: 10 YEARS (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT)

Dubai and the United Arab Emirates have created an environment in recent years that is one of the most attractive locations for founding a company due to its location, business friendliness and stability. That's why we decided a few years ago to relocate our main activity from Switzerland to Dubai. Contact us and let's discuss the details and your concerns together. 

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