Taxation in Zug

Taxation in Zug

Zug, a Swiss canton renowned for its advantageous tax environment, has recently enhanced its appeal to businesses through tax reforms that came into effect on January 1, 2024. These reforms, broadly supported by the local electorate with over 72% of votes in favor, were designed to boost the canton’s competitiveness and attract international investments, focusing on benefits for corporations.

One of the key changes was the selective adjustment of income tax rates, making Zug even more attractive for companies looking to optimize their tax burden. This includes specific measures to ease corporate taxation, notably through increased deductions for child care aligned with the direct federal tax, which can benefit company employees and positively influence the decision of companies to establish themselves.

Moreover, the 15% reduction in wealth tax rates, along with the doubling of exemptions, are significant incentives for corporations and entrepreneurs. This strategy is partly a response to the OECD’s minimum tax, aiming to maintain Zug’s flexibility and appeal as a business location despite international restrictions.

The reform also includes measures to alleviate the financial burdens of resident municipalities, which could reduce indirect costs for businesses. Furthermore, the continuation of increased personal deductions and the raise in the exemption from capital tax for various entities strengthen the canton’s tax attractiveness for investors and corporations.

These initiatives reflect Zug’s commitment to providing a favorable tax environment, thereby reinforcing its status as a preferred destination for businesses seeking tax advantages in Switzerland.