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Offshore companies and Swiss companies

Does anyone have any experience with offshore billing/accounting?

I have a business and to lower my taxes, I would like to transfer some (not all) of the profits to a tax haven.
The idea would be to set up an offshore company then bill my swiss company a consulting fee. Is this possible or are there any other options?

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Old 05.04.2011, 20:58
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Re: Offshore companies and Swiss companies

Yes there are other options. Pay your bloody taxes and support society like a responsible adult. We need schools, hospitals, roads, railways etc. Tax is already incredibly low in Switzerland.
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Old 05.04.2011, 21:00
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Yes there are other options. Pay your bloody taxes and support society like a responsible adult. We need schools, hospitals, roads, railways etc. Tax is already incredibly low in Switzerland.
Unless one avoids the tax in a way that's legal. Then, go for it.
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Yes there are other options. Pay your bloody taxes and support society like a responsible adult. We need schools, hospitals, roads, railways etc. Tax is already incredibly low in Switzerland.
I was certain i would be getting answers like this. I'll answer this:
- As you probably don't know, in switzerland entrepreneurs pay taxes on the corporate level AND the individual level. I pay for sure more taxes than most swiss, and certainly more than you. According to your logic, since I pay more taxes, I am therefore more responsible (obviously this is stupid reasoning).
- Like I said, i'm not trying to avoid taxes all together (again, I already pay a lot of taxes since I am taxed twice). I'm just trying to find a LEGAL solution to pay a bit less. I believe offshore accounting is legal to some extend because most multi-national corporations do it (google, procter&gamble, microsoft, ect.). why wouldn't I be allowed to do it? I don't mind paying taxes (like you say, we need schools, etc.) but I don't want to pay more than I have to.

Back to my question, how can one legally bring a portion of the Swiss profits offshore? Please only answer if you actually help.
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