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.
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.