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TVA tax how to charge it!

I have a small question about how the TVA tax is usually applied in regards to our business: we are looking at being the intermediery between travelers and hostel and activities provider within switzerland.



I have read the tax is at 7.6%, my question is how we structure our payments from the customer for the lowest impact on everyone associated.

For example, a customer pays 100chf for a package that includes nights in a hostel, an activity, etc... we keep 10% and divide the rest appropriately onto the hostels and activity providers. I think that we will be charged the 7.6% of the 100chf even though we are passing the money on?.... will this also mean that each hostel and business associated with us will be charged this tax again after we divide the money?..... is there a way to avoid this tax being charged twice?...

Is there a industry standard to how this tax is paid for, like charging the customer at the start when purchasing the package or can we avoid this tax by setting up our business in a way where we only get charged for the 10% commission we earn not the full packaged price.



Thank you for your time! I am sorry if my mail has confused you!...
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Re: TVA tax how to charge it!

Here is some basic information from the federal tax administration, but more importantly I would direct your inquiry to the contacts listed at the end of the page. The form is in English and I presume they will be able to provide you with an answer in English too.
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Re: TVA tax how to charge it!

If you invoice more than CHF 75k, then you must register with the VAT authorities. They will explain all. Note that not all services are taxed at 7.6%. Some hotel services are at a lower rate.
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Here is some basic information from the federal tax administration, but more importantly I would direct your inquiry to the contacts listed at the end of the page. The form is in English and I presume they will be able to provide you with an answer in English too.
thanks for this! I EMAILED THEM.. its hard to get your head around
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Re: TVA tax how to charge it!

hey,

thanks for this. do you know where i can find information of what exactly is included and excluded and how to structure my invoices and things?

is there a swiss related business course ( in english or french) that will show me the ins and outs of this?

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hey,

thanks for this. do you know where i can find information of what exactly is included and excluded and how to structure my invoices and things?

is there a swiss related business course ( in english or french) that will show me the ins and outs of this?

thanks
Try Migros in Lausanne.

You probably need an accountant. If doing-it-yourself, get Swiss software with VAT capability.
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