Even though Liechtenstein is a small country, its economy is highly diversified. In addition to competitive local businesses and a globally focused high-tech export sector, the financial services sector is of enormous importance to the country.
Liechtenstein is a signatory to European and international business treaties such as the EEA Treaty, the EFTA Treaty and the WTO, creating ideal conditions for the export industry.
Remarkable political continuity and stability, a calculable legal system and a social environment, as well as liberal economic policies characterize Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein is determined to maintain its appeal to foreign companies. To facilitate tax matters for businesses, an improved corporate taxation system has been implemented. The introduction of a corporate income tax rate of 12.5% for businesses ensures a low, easy to calculate tax figure, reducing the accounting necessary to declare corporate taxes. New is also the manner in which the tax system deals with intellectual property.
The improved tax laws are designed to encourage research, development, and innovation in Liechtenstein. Positive yields from intellectual property rights – such as patents, trademarks, models and utility models – have a tax deduction of 80% of their summation; there are also dividend tax exemption and other deductions to be considered, making Liechtenstein very attractive.
SIGTAX AG is providing efficient and accurate tax planning services, including the following:
- Administration of entities (companies, foundations, trusts)
- Payments and other administrational tasks
- Reporting (budget, liquidity planning)
- Compliance check
- Liechtenstein VAT
- Coordination of EU VAT
- Salary administration
- Tax administration