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The electronic VAT settlement

Electronic portal “ESTV SuisseTax”
With immediate effect, the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) is offering various functions for simplified processing of VAT statements via its electronic portal “FTA SuisseTax”. In addition to submitting the VAT return, deadline extensions and annual reconciliations can also be submitted via the portal.

First use of the portal
When using it for the first time, after opening a user account, authorization is given by the person (s) who are authorized to sign. The authorization is granted with a power of attorney that can be requested in the user account. The power of attorney will be sent directly to the registered office of the company concerned in accordance with the UID register (for foreign companies to the domestic tax representative).

Important: A mobile or landline phone with SMS functionality is required to log in.

Authorization types
In order to meet the various requirements of users, the FTA offers the following types of authorization:

Filler: Can fill out the VAT return, but cannot submit it electronically. This role is always created by the superuser.

Submitter : Can fill out the VAT return and submit it electronically. Can also electronically submit the invoice provided by a third party (filler). This role is always created by the superuser.

Superuser : Has the same rights as the submitter and also manages the user administration (fully electronic creation, modification and deletion of user rights). This role is either created by an existing superuser or on paper, triggered by the “Activation” function described above.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

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