Switzerland delays VAT on foreign digital services to 2017

Sat 15th Aug 2015

Switzerland has postponed plans to make the provision of digital services to consumers by foreign providers liable to 8% Swiss VAT.

The original plan was to follow the European Union digital services VAT changes, making non-resident providers of online games, streaming video or music, apps, subscription sites, software and similar e-services register for Swiss VAT. The plan was to initiate the obligation from 1 January 2016.