Individuals and companies will find remarkable tax advantages in Obwalden. The income and wealth tax rates as well as the corporate taxes are among the lowest in Switzerland. Thanks to a lucrative tax model that includes a flat-rate tax, financial considerations also support a move to Obwalden.

Income tax and wealth tax

In the capital of Sarnen, income is taxed at a maximum of 24.3 percent. The maximum tax on dividends from significant investments in private assets does not exceed 13.3 percent. The maximum wealth rate is 1.4 per thousand. These rates include municipal, cantonal and direct federal tax (excluding church tax).

Earnings tax and capital gains tax

Many international corporations consider a relocation due to Switzerland’s low corporate taxes. In this regard, Obwalden takes a leading position. The tax burden (federal, cantonal, and municipal) on earnings amounts to 12.74 percent (before taxes) and thus represents one of the lowest tax rates on earnings for legal entities in all of Europe. As well, holding companies receive a privileged tax treat-ment. This also applies to the taxation of foreign directors.

Inheritance tax and gift tax

Because of the supplementary tax law, inheritance and gift taxes will be cancelled for the entire population of Obwalden starting January 1, 2017.

As you see, the Canton of Obwalden offers ideal conditions both as a place of residence and a place of business. We support you competently and discreetly with our free services:

  • Support throughout the settlement process
  • Search for residential and commercial properties
  • Support with company formation
  • Help with immigration and settlement issues
  • Clarification of building land availability.

Have we sparked your interest in Obwalden? If so, please get in touch with us. Our Team will be happy to provide you with comprehensive information on the settling process in Obwalden.

Business and Residential Promotion in Obwalden, Sarnen (Switzerland) +41 41 660 90 66 /

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The Business and Residential Promotion in Obwalden is your first contact for information about Obwalden as a place of residence and a business location. Obwalden constitutes the geographic center of Switzerland and is characterized by a varied, suburban landscape in the midst of mountains, forests, and lakes.