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Favorable Tax Environment

Taxes in Obwalden

Individuals will find remarkable tax advan­tages in Obwalden. The income and wealth tax rates 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. Use the tax calculator to check if moving here would be worth­while for you.

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).

Obwalden’s tax laws are modern and innovative. The first canton to introduce a flat income tax rate, Obwalden takes on a pioneering role in Switzerland.

Legal security

In Obwalden, you will obtain reliable information straight from the tax authorities. This way, possible tax consequences can be clarified in advance. We would be happy to put you in touch upon request.

Inheritance tax and gift tax

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

The Obwalden Tax Administration is happy to answer all your tax-related questions.
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By the way: companies also benefit from a very attractive tax situation.