Studies have shown that company representatives frequently request the electronic processing of value added tax. Companies subject to VAT should be given the option of submitting their regular VAT returns entirely electronically. The FTA's existing online offering is being expanded in a targeted manner for that purpose. The administrative burden for companies will be reduced significantly as a result.
Companies subject to VAT have the option of submitting their regular VAT returns entirely electronically. The FTA's existing online offering is being expanded in a targeted manner for that purpose. This will relieve companies significantly.
The eVAT film clearly illustrates how value added tax returns can be filed electronically.
|Specification of the VAT declaration data that enables the suppliers of ERP systems to provide compliant data after implementing the following steps.||completed|
|Extension of the existing FTA SuisseTax portal solution, adding functionality that allows for uploading return data generated in XML format from clients' ERP systems.||30.06.2018|
|Creation of an interface for machine-to-machine delivery of return data (the implementation of this measure is conditional on the availability of a suitable and financially viable authentication solution for the automatic delivery of VAT declaration data).||31.12.2019|
Since the introduction of the electronic VAT declaration in the FTA SuisseTax portal, around 20% of companies subject to VAT in Switzerland have already started to use this online service.
The first measure, "Specification of VAT declaration data", was completed in the third quarter of 2017. The result is published in eCH-0217 standard form at www.ech.ch.
The second measure, "XML upload", is currently being implemented. This extension is expected to further increase the use of the SuisseTax portal.
Federal Tax Administration, Main Value Added Tax Division / IT Division
Contact person: Rudolf Wachter, Project Manager
Contact: rudolf.wachter(at)estv.admin.ch, +41 58 463 75 06