Do associations pay taxes in Switzerland?

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  • BenutzernameMoneyland User Questions
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A few friends and myself would like to open a club and register it as a legal association. One question we have is about taxes. Do associations have any tax obligations in Switzerland?

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Hi there,

Tax laws vary between cantons and municipalities, but typically associations are required to submit tax returns and pay tax on taxable income and assets unless they receive a special tax-free designation. The tax-free designation must be applied for and normally only applies to non-profit associations which serve a charitable or cultural purpose.

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