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Open an IT Company in Switzerland

Open an IT Company in Switzerland

The information technology and communication industry in Switzerland

The IT&C is currently among the most prolific Swiss industries, as the Government enabled several programs to help companies providing internet and communication servicesIT companies are highly employed by financial companies in Switzerland in order to offer secure services, which is why this sector has also developed quite a lot during the last few years. At the moment, Switzerland has some of the best research and development (R&D) centers in Europe which also rely on the IT&C industry.

If you are interested in starting a business in the IT&C sector, our specialists in company registration in Switzerland can provide you with more information related to the available governmental grants.

Starting an IT company in Switzerland

The procedure for opening an IT company in Switzerland is quite simple provided that all documents are correctly prepared. Our Swiss experts can assist foreign investors in selecting the suitable type of structure based on their objectives and will also prepare the incorporation documents. The most popular legal entity in Switzerland is the limited liability company (GmbH) and investors who intend to open a GmbH in Switzerland can receive assistance from our team of incorporation agents.  They can also submit all the paperwork with the Swiss Companies Register and take care of all post-incorporation requirements, such as tax and VAT registration.

Enterprisers must take into consideration that a Swiss IT company must have the appropriate licenses issued by the Federal Office of Communications based on the services it will provide.

Bookkeeping is one of the most requested services from our accounting firm in Switzerland. This is one of the accounting for a business’s, especially a large one, most time-consuming tasks. We regularly check that all accounts payable and receivable are in order, so please get in touch with us if you need this service.

Types of licenses for IT companies in Switzerland

According to the Telecommunications Act, a Swiss IT company must apply for a radiocommunication permit in order to be allowed to operate. This license is divided into several categories:

  • –          the radiocommunication for amateur radio license;
  • –          the license for land mobile services;
  • –          the broadcasting license;
  • –          the satellite and microwave radiocommunication license.

IT companies must also make sure they comply with the Internet legislation in Switzerland which provides for domain names, neutrality, Voice over IP (VoIP) and criminal liability for Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

For assistance in starting an IT company and details about the related laws, please contact our consultants in company formation in Switzerland.