Cost and Tax Benefits

Internationally Competitive Tax Rates

In a global comparison, the St.GallenBodenseeArea offers very low levels of taxation that are advantageous to companies and individuals alike.

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Taxation

The most important indicator of the BAK Taxation Index for Companies measures the average tax burden or Effective Average Tax Rate (EATR) of a successful investment, taking into account all relevant tax types and regulations that apply at the respective location. The resulting tax rate is an important criterion for any profitable company evaluating a new location.

The most important indicator of the BAK Taxation Index for Highly Qualified Individuals measures the tax rate on the net income of 100’000 Euros for an unmarried, childless highly qualified employee, taking into account all relevant tax types and regulations that apply at the respective location, including non-wage costs and taxes for employer as well as employee. The resulting tax rate indicates the tax burden as a percentage of the gross income for a net income (i.e. after taxes) of 100'000 Euros. Just as the corporate tax rate, the tax rate on gross income of highly qualified individuals is a key cost factor for any company evaluating a new location.

Source: BAK Taxation Index

SGBA < 18% (lowest 10.3%) / SGBA < 33% (lowest 27.9%)SGBA < 18% (lowest 10.3%) / SGBA < 33% (lowest 27.9%)

Central Location

Furthermore, the SGBA comprises highly attractive areas with the
possibility of tax holidays at the cantonal and federal level. Several of these
are situated in immediate proximity to Zurich International Airport or directly
on the shore of Lake Constance.

Cost and Tax Benefits

Additional Cost Benefits

In addition to business-friendly corporate tax rates, the St.GallenBodenseeArea also offers cost benefits when it comes to an intra-Swiss comparison of median wages.

Cost and Tax Benefits

Real Estate Offerings

Finally, the St.GallenBodenseeArea
offers a great deal of benefits in terms of availability and financing of real estate.

Real Estate Offerings